Posts by: Scott Buxton

Scott Buxton

My name is Scott and I am currently the editor of physiospot.

Away from the keyboard I am extended scope physiotherapist working in ED and an acute frailty unit specialising in rapid assessment and discharge of acutely unwell frail older people.

Recently published posts by Scott Buxton:

Developing minimum clinical standards for physiotherapy in South African ICUs: A qualitative study. Developing minimum clinical standards for physiotherapy in South...

Physiotherapists are integral members of the intensive care unit (ICU) team. Clinicians working in ICU are dependent on their own experience when making decisions regarding individual patient management thus resulting in variation in [Read More...]

Arthroscopic decompression not recommended in the treatment of RC tendinopathy: a RCT at minimum follow-up of 10yrs Arthroscopic decompression not recommended in the treatment of...

Rotator cuff tendinopathy has a multifactorial origin. Rejecting the mechanistic theory has also led to abandoning operative treatment at initial presentation in the first line. Physiotherapy exercise programmes are the accepted first line [Read More...]

The Hambisela Project The Hambisela Project...

We have some amazing cerebral palsy resources available on Physiopedia with highlights being the "Managing Cerebral Palsy" course available to PP+ members. The quality of this course is cemented by the 20 CCU's which are up for grabs if [Read More...]

Supervised or unsupervised rehabilitation after total hip replacement provides similar improvements for patients Supervised or unsupervised rehabilitation after total hip...

The objective of this study was to determine do patients do better with unsupervised home PT or in an outpatient setting Are the outcomes after a supervised (centre-based) and an independent (home-based) physical rehabilitation program [Read More...]

The "Strengthen your ankle" program to prevent recurrent injuries The “Strengthen your ankle” program to prevent...

Recurrent ankle sprains can be reduced by a neuromuscular training program (NMT). The way NMT is delivered may influence the incidence of long term recurrent injuries, residual pain and disability. This RCT with a follow-up of twelve [Read More...]

Interview: Professor Jane Burridge on Using Technology & Other Insights into Stroke Rehabilitation Interview: Professor Jane Burridge on Using Technology &...

Jane's mission is to optimise recovery for those who have had a neurological injury, through the use of technology & neuroscience.   Professor Jane Burridge is the president of ACPIN (The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in [Read More...]

Instruments to evaluate mobility capacity of older adults during hospitalization: A systematic review. Instruments to evaluate mobility capacity of older adults during...

Independent mobility is a key factor in predicting morbidity and determining hospital discharge readiness for older patients. The main objective was identify and appraise relevant instruments for the measurement of mobility of hospitalized [Read More...]

Video Game Rehabilitation for Outpatient Stroke (VIGoROUS) Video Game Rehabilitation for Outpatient Stroke (VIGoROUS)...

Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) is shown to reduce disability, increase use of the more affected arm/hand, and promote brain plasticity for individuals with upper extremity hemiparesis post-stroke. Randomized controlled [Read More...]

Effects of unilateral real-time biofeedback on propulsive forces during gait. Effects of unilateral real-time biofeedback on propulsive forces...

In individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis, reduced push-off force generation in the paretic leg negatively impacts walking function. Gait training interventions that increase paretic push-off can improve walking function in individuals [Read More...]

Changes in biochemical markers following spinal manipulation-a systematic review and meta-analysis. Changes in biochemical markers following spinal manipulation-a...

The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in influencing various biochemical markers in healthy and or symptomatic population. Electronic databases (n = 10) were searched (from inception till [Read More...]

Quality of life correlates with muscle strength in patients with dermato- or polymyositis. Quality of life correlates with muscle strength in patients with...

The aim of this study was to compare health-related quality of life (HQoL) in adults with dermatomyositis (DM) or polymyositis (PM) with a healthy control group and to assess whether muscle strength was associated with HQoL in patients [Read More...]

2016 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of early arthritis FREE 2016 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of...

Since the 2007 recommendations for the management of early arthritis have been presented, considerable research has been published in the field of early arthritis, mandating an update of the 2007 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) [Read More...]

Physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis: a UK-wide survey of current practice Physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis: a UK-wide survey of current...

The objective of this study was to identify how United Kingdom (UK) physiotherapists currently diagnose, assess and manage plantar fasciitis in routine practice. This was achieved through an online questionnaire delivered to [Read More...]

Morphological & physiological differences in the upper trapezius muscle in patients with trapezius myalgia Morphological & physiological differences in the upper...

Trapezius myalgia is a common musculoskeletal complaint, characterized by pain, stiffness and tightness of the upper trapezius muscle. It is often work-related and caused by prolonged static and repetitive work tasks. It is hypothesized [Read More...]

Current trends in tendinopathy: consensus of the ESSKA committee. Part I: biology, biomechanics, anatomy and exercise Current trends in tendinopathy: consensus of the ESSKA...

Chronic tendinopathies represent a major problem in the clinical practice of sports orthopaedic surgeons, sports doctors and other health professionals involved in the treatment of athletes and patients that perform repetitive actions. The [Read More...]

Clinical classification in low back pain: best-evidence diagnostic rules based on systematic reviews Clinical classification in low back pain: best-evidence...

Clinical examination findings are used in primary care to give an initial diagnosis to patients with low back pain and related leg symptoms. The purpose of this study was to develop best evidence Clinical Diagnostic Rules (CDR] for the [Read More...]

Clinical classification in low back pain: best-evidence diagnostic rules based on systematic reviews Clinical classification in low back pain: best-evidence...

Clinical examination findings are used in primary care to give an initial diagnosis to patients with low back pain and related leg symptoms. The purpose of this study was to develop best evidence Clinical Diagnostic Rules (CDR] for the [Read More...]

Stroke Content in Physiopedia & PP+ Stroke Content in Physiopedia & PP+...

There are now over 50 stroke resources available in our e-library and resource centre exclusively available on PP+. This includes a variety of brilliant content including book chapters, interviews and articles. These book chapters have [Read More...]

Create exercise programmes with PhysioTools in Physiopedia Plus! Create exercise programmes with PhysioTools in Physiopedia Plus!...

PhysioTools has been a world leading exercise programme provider since 1987 and now you can trial the system by creating your own plans from Physiopedia Plus! PhysioTools is the smart way to create personalised exercise plans tailored [Read More...]

Inspiratory muscle training for children and adolescents with neuromuscular diseases: A systematic review. Inspiratory muscle training for children and adolescents with...

Patients with neuromuscular diseases are at risk of morbidity and mortality due to respiratory compromise caused by respiratory muscle weakness. A systematic review was performed using pre-specified search strategies to determine the [Read More...]