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:

NEW Stroke Course Update NEW Stroke Course Update...

On the 1st of May PP+ members will have access to the updated Stroke Course. Don't miss out it is one of our most popular resources! A stroke occurs when there is interruption of the blood supply to the brain caused by ischemic or [Read More...]

The Association between Imaging Parameters of the Paraspinal Muscles, Spinal Degeneration, and Low Back Pain. The Association between Imaging Parameters of the Paraspinal...

This narrative review investigated imaging parameters of the paraspinal muscles and their association with spinal degenerative features and low back pain (LBP) found in the literature. Three principal signs of muscle degeneration were [Read More...]

Risk stratification of patients with shoulder pain seen in physical therapy practice. Risk stratification of patients with shoulder pain seen in...

Musculoskeletal shoulder pain is commonly treated in physical therapy. There is inconsistency in the literature regarding patient characteristics related to prognosis. Having prognostic information could be useful for improving clinical [Read More...]

The effects of lumbar extensor strength on disability and mobility in patients with persistent low back pain. The effects of lumbar extensor strength on disability and...

It is assumed that low back pain patients who use pain-avoiding immobilizing strategies may benefit from specific back flexion and extension exercises aimed at reducing sagittal lumbar hypomobility. The aim of this study was to test this [Read More...]

Is coracohumeral distance associated with pain-function, and shoulder ROM, in chronic anterior shoulder pain? Is coracohumeral distance associated with pain-function, and...

The aim of this study was twofold: (i) to assess the intrarater reliability of coracohumeral distance; (ii) to investigate the level of association between coracohumeral distance measured by ultrasonography, and pain-disability and [Read More...]

NEW Foot & Ankle Resources! NEW Foot & Ankle Resources!...

There are now over 50 foot & ankle 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 [Read More...]

Reliability and Validity of Cervical Range of Motion and Muscle Strength Testing. Reliability and Validity of Cervical Range of Motion and Muscle...

The purpose of this study was to determine intrarater and interrater reliabilities and concurrent validity of the JTECH wireless dual inclinometer and handheld dynamometer. This study included 20 healthy subjects (mean age = 28.7 ± 7.8 [Read More...]

Does the acromiohumeral distance matter in chronic rotator cuff related shoulder pain? Does the acromiohumeral distance matter in chronic rotator cuff...

The relation between acromiohumeral distance (AHD) and severity of pain, disability and range of movement (ROM) in patients with chronic rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCRSP) has not been reported. The aim of this study was to [Read More...]

Serial Monitoring of Patients With Chronic LBP During Physical Therapy Treatment Using the STarT Back Screening Tool. Serial Monitoring of Patients With Chronic LBP During Physical...

The STarT Back Screening Tool (SBST) was developed to screen and to classify patients with low back pain (LBP) into subgroups for the risk of having a poor prognosis. However, this classification at baseline does not take into account [Read More...]

Efficacy of pulsed Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Efficacy of pulsed Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of patients...

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pulsed Nd:YAG laser plus glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate (GCS) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) by examining changes in pain and knee function, as well as synovial [Read More...]

A RCT to determine the duration of analgesia after 15&30-minutes of acupuncture-like TENS on patients with chronic lbp A RCT to determine the duration of analgesia after...

Acupuncture-like TENS (AL-TENS) has been shown to produce prolonged pain relief, but no study has yet investigated its duration on a population suffering from chronic low back pain (CLPB). The objective of the study was to objective was to [Read More...]

Supervised physical therapy vs home exercise program for patients with distal radius fracture Supervised physical therapy vs home exercise program for...

Supervised physical therapy (PT) and home exercise programs (HEPs) are frequently used in the rehabilitation of patients with distal radius fracture (DRF). However, there is no consensus as to whether unsupervised HEP provides comparable [Read More...]

Communication Skill Training for Practitioners to Increase Adherence to Home Rehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain Communication Skill Training for Practitioners to Increase...

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of an intervention designed to enhance physiotherapists' communication skills on chronic low back pain patients' adherence to home-based rehabilitation recommendations. Patients received [Read More...]

Rigid shoulder taping with physiotherapy in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. Rigid shoulder taping with physiotherapy in patients with...

The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of individualized physiotherapy in combination with rigid taping compared with individualized physiotherapy alone in patients with subacromial pain syndrome. A total of 140 [Read More...]

Effectiveness of Physiotherapy interventions plus Extrinsic Feedback for neck disorders: A systematic review Effectiveness of Physiotherapy interventions plus Extrinsic...

The purpose of this study was to systematically review the effectiveness of Physiotherapy interventions combined with extrinsic feedback (EF) compared to Physiotherapy interventions alone or control for the management of neck pain and [Read More...]

Continuing Professional Development via Social Media or Conference Attendance: A Cost Analysis. Continuing Professional Development via Social Media or...

Professional development is essential in the health disciplines. Knowing the cost and value of educational approaches informs decisions and choices about learning and teaching practices. The primary aim of this study was to conduct a cost [Read More...]

Early post op PT for improving gross motor outcome in infants with cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart disease. Early post op PT for improving gross motor outcome in infants...

The authors analysed the gross motor recovery of infants and toddlers with cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) who received early postoperative physical therapy to see whether there was any difference in the duration to [Read More...]

Cost-Effectiveness of Non-Invasive and Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Low Back Pain: a Systematic Review. Cost-Effectiveness of Non-Invasive and Non-Pharmacological...

Low back pain (LBP) is a major health problem, having a substantial effect on peoples' quality of life and placing a significant economic burden on healthcare systems and, more broadly, societies. Many interventions to alleviate LBP are [Read More...]

Pre-surgery exercise and post-operative physical function of people undergoing knee replacement surgery Pre-surgery exercise and post-operative physical function of...

The objective of this study was to summarize the evidence regarding the effectiveness and dose-response characteristics of pre-operative exercise programmes on post-operative physical function following total knee arthroplasty, through a [Read More...]

Effect of Land-Based Physical Activity Interventions on Pain and Physical Performance in Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Effect of Land-Based Physical Activity Interventions on Pain and...

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of land-based generic physical activity interventions on pain, physical function, and physical performance in individuals with hip/knee osteoarthritis, when compared with a control group [Read More...]