Posts by: Scott Buxton

Scott Buxton

My name is Scott and I am an extended scope physiotherapist working on an elderly medical unit specialising in rapid assessment and discharge of acutely unwell older people.

As a competitive road & time trial cyclist I have a deep interest with sports injuries and treatment especially in endurance events and chronic injuries.

Recently published posts by Scott Buxton:

Pressures and Oscillation Frequencies Generated by Bubble-Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices. Pressures and Oscillation Frequencies Generated by...

Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices are used to assist with airway clearance. Little is known about the therapist-made or commercially available bubble-PEP devices. The aim of this study was to determine the end-expiratory pressures [Read More...]

Feasibility and Safety of a Virtual Reality Dodgeball Intervention for Chronic Low Back Pain Feasibility and Safety of a Virtual Reality Dodgeball...

Whereas the fear-avoidance model of chronic low back pain (CLBP) posits a generic avoidance of movement that is perceived as threatening, we have repeatedly shown that individuals with high fear and CLBP specifically avoid flexion of the [Read More...]

Timing of hypertonic saline inhalation for cystic fibrosis. Timing of hypertonic saline inhalation for cystic fibrosis....

Inhalation of hypertonic saline improves sputum rheology, accelerates mucociliary clearance and improves clinical outcomes of people with cystic fibrosis. The objective of this review was to determine whether the timing of hypertonic [Read More...]

Current best practice in rehabilitation in interstitial lung disease. Current best practice in rehabilitation in interstitial lung...

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a group of chronic respiratory diseases characterized by dyspnoea on exertion and decline in health-related quality of life (HRQL). People with ILD experience significant exercise limitation with [Read More...]

A Rehabilitation-Internet-of-Things in the Home to Augment Motor Skills and Exercise Training. A Rehabilitation-Internet-of-Things in the Home to Augment Motor...

Although motor learning theory has led to evidence-based practices, few trials have revealed the superiority of one theory-based therapy over another after stroke. Nor have improvements in skills been as clinically robust as one might [Read More...]

Rehabilitation robotics for the upper extremity: review with new directions for orthopaedic disorders. Rehabilitation robotics for the upper extremity: review with new...

The focus of research using technological innovations such as robotic devices has been on interventions to improve upper extremity function in neurologic populations, particularly patients with stroke. There is a growing body of evidence [Read More...]

Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in lung transplant candidates: a systematic review. Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in lung transplant...

The aim of this systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), and quasi-experimental and retrospective studies is to investigate the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients with advanced chronic disease on the [Read More...]

New Foot and Ankle Course! New Foot and Ankle Course!...

To follow up from the excellent Global Health course in January we have the Foot and Ankle course in March. The first section of the foot and ankle course will be published on Monday the 6th of March and will provide you with an [Read More...]

An Immersive Virtual Reality Platform to Enhance Walking Ability of Children with Acquired Brain Injuries. An Immersive Virtual Reality Platform to Enhance Walking Ability...

Acquired brain injury (ABI) may result in lifelong impairment of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functions. Several rehabilitative treatments are often needed to support walking recovery, thus participants' engagement becomes a [Read More...]

Effect of Pre-op Inspiratory Muscle Training on Alveolar-Arterial Oxygen Gradients Post Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Effect of Pre-op Inspiratory Muscle Training on...

Gas exchange abnormalities and inspiratory muscle dysfunction are common postoperative pulmonary complications after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in the alveolar arterial oxygen gradients and [Read More...]

The role of physiotherapy in the European Space Agency strategy for preparation and reconditioning of astronauts The role of physiotherapy in the European Space Agency strategy...

Spaceflight and exposure to microgravity have wide-ranging effects on many systems of the human body. At the European Space Agency (ESA), a physiotherapist plays a key role in the multidisciplinary ESA team responsible for astronaut [Read More...]

Link between respiratory muscle strength and reduction of blood pressure after aerobic training in hypertension Link between respiratory muscle strength and reduction of blood...

The purpose of present study was associate the increase of respiratory muscle strength with blood pressure levels in hypertensive subjects who underwent an aerobic exercise program. 90 hypertensive subjects were divided in two groups: [Read More...]

Monitoring gait in multiple sclerosis with novel wearable motion sensors. Monitoring gait in multiple sclerosis with novel wearable motion...

Mobility impairment is common in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) and there is a need to assess mobility in remote settings. Here, the authors apply a novel wireless, skin-mounted, and conformal inertial sensor (BioStampRC, MC10 Inc.) [Read More...]

Can Early Rehabilitation on the Wards After Intensive Care Unit Stay Reduce Hospital LoS of Critically Unwell? Can Early Rehabilitation on the Wards After Intensive Care Unit...

The aim of this study was to evaluate if an early rehabilitation program for survivors of critical illness improves functional recovery, reduces length of stay, and reduces hospital costs. This was a prospective randomized controlled [Read More...]

Multimodal impairment-based physical therapy for the treatment of patients with post-concussion syndrome Multimodal impairment-based physical therapy for the treatment...

The aim of this study was to demonstrate implementation, safety and feasibility of multimodal, impairment-based physical therapy (PT) combining vestibular/oculomotor and cervical rehabilitation with sub-symptom threshold exercise for the [Read More...]

Objective physical and mental markers of self-reported fatigue in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Objective physical and mental markers of self-reported fatigue...

Treatment-independent markers of cancer-related fatigue are needed to advance clinical trials. In the current study, the authors evaluated physical, neurocognitive, and serologic markers for correlation with self-reported fatigue before [Read More...]

"It was only a mild concussion": Exploring the description of sports concussion in online news articles. “It was only a mild concussion”: Exploring the...

Concussion is widely discussed in online sports news articles, but the terms used to report this injury vary. This study aimed to use a systematic search strategy and explore the description of sports concussion in online sports news [Read More...]

Interview: Dr Michael Rathleff and the Adolescent Knee Interview: Dr Michael Rathleff and the Adolescent Knee...

The interviews on Physiospot usually tackle large topics or broad questions but this one bucks the trend. Dr Michael Rathleff is a physiotherapist who is an expert in adolescent patellofemoral knee pain. He is a senior researcher at the [Read More...]

The effect of deep cross friction massage on spasticity of children with cerebral palsy The effect of deep cross friction massage on spasticity of...

The objective of this study was to find out the effect of deep cross-friction massage on spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. This double-blind randomised controlled trial was conducted at the National Institute of Rehabilitation [Read More...]

Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes...

Musculoskeletal pain is common and its treatment costly. Both group and individual physiotherapy interventions which incorporate exercise aim to reduce pain and disability. Do the additional time and costs of individual physiotherapy [Read More...]