Posts by: William Harrison

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Preliminary Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy Using Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound. Preliminary Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy Using...

This study reports the preliminary short-term clinical outcomes of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) for treatment for Achilles tendinopathy. Fourteen patients with clinically diagnosed Achilles tendinopathy who failed previous [Read More...]

Physiotherapists' stories about professional development Physiotherapists’ stories about professional development...

A professional career may extend over the course of 40 years. Although learning is a feature of professional competence, little is known about learning and development after professional entry education. Narrative inquiry was used to [Read More...]

Resistance exercise improves muscle strength, health status and pain intensity in fibromyalgia Resistance exercise improves muscle strength, health status and...

Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic widespread pain, increased pain sensitivity and tenderness. Muscle strength in women with FM is lower in comparison to healthy women. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a [Read More...]

Clinical tests to diagnose lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis Clinical tests to diagnose lumbar spondylolysis and...

The objective of this paper was to systematically review the diagnostic ability of clinical tests to detect lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. A systematic literature search of six databases, with no language restrictions, from [Read More...]

Prevalence and burden of osteoarthritis amongst older people in Ireland Prevalence and burden of osteoarthritis amongst older people in...

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in a population aged ≥50 years in Ireland, and to determine its relationship with demographic and health-related variables. A total of 8175 people ≥50 years in [Read More...]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation: MOON Guidelines. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation: MOON...

The MOON Group is a group of orthopaedic surgeons who have developed a prospective longitudinal cohort of the ACL reconstruction patients. To standardize the management of these patients, an evidence-based rehabilitation guideline was [Read More...]

Complex regional pain syndrome type I Complex regional pain syndrome type I...

Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS I), formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic painful disorder that typically develops after a minor injury to a limb. This topical review gives a synopsis of CRPS I and [Read More...]

Pain sensitization in people with knee osteoarthritis Pain sensitization in people with knee osteoarthritis...

Emerging evidence indicates that pain sensitization plays a significant part in pain associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the evidence for pain sensitization in people with knee OA and [Read More...]

Effects of Kinesio(®) taping on skeletal muscle strength Effects of Kinesio(®) taping on skeletal muscle strength...

This study's objective was to test whether certain applications of Kinesio tapes might facilitate contraction and increase muscle strength in healthy adults. A total of 19 studies, comprising data of 530 subjects and 48 pairwise [Read More...]

The 'Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain' The ‘Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of...

This study aimed to deevelop a comprehensive contemporary guide to conservative management of PFP outlining key considerations for clinicians to follow. Multimodal intervention including exercise to strengthen the gluteal and quadriceps [Read More...]

Neuroscience education in addition to trigger point dry needling for the management of patients with mechanical chronic low back pain Neuroscience education in addition to trigger point dry needling...

The goal of the current study was to determine the short-term effects of trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) alone or combined with neuroscience education on pain, disability, kinesiophobia and widespread pressure sensitivity in patients [Read More...]

Massage therapy has short-term benefits for people with common musculoskeletal disorders compared to no treatment Massage therapy has short-term benefits for people with common...

This study sought to determine if massage therapy is effective for people with musculoskeletal disorders compared to any other treatment or no treatment? The 26 eligible randomised trials involved 2565 participants. The mean sample size [Read More...]

Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical Improvement After Dry Needling in Individuals With Low Back Pain Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical...

This study aimed to investigate for associations between demographic, patient history, and physical examination variables and short-term improvement in self-reported disability after dry needling therapy performed on individuals with low [Read More...]

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Women With Postpartum Low Back Pain and Disability Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Women With Postpartum Low...

This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh; manipulative care provided by foreign-trained osteopaths) in women with persistent LBP and functional disability following childbirth. A total of 80 [Read More...]

Evidence for the Use of Ischemic Compression and Dry Needling in the Management of Trigger Points of the Upper Trapezius in Patients with Neck Pain Evidence for the Use of Ischemic Compression and Dry Needling in...

The goal of this review was to describe the effects of ischemic compression and dry needling on trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle in patients with neck pain and compare these two interventions with other therapeutic [Read More...]

Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy on Cancer Pain. Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy on Cancer Pain....

Cancer pain is the most frequent complaint of patients with cancer. Conventional treatment does not always relieve cancer pain satisfactorily. For this reason, many patients with cancer have turned to complementary therapies to assist them [Read More...]

The role of kinesitherapy and electrotherapeutic procedures in non-operative management of patients with intermittent claudications The role of kinesitherapy and electrotherapeutic procedures in...

The aim of this study was to examine the effects of physical therapy (kinesitherapy and electrotherapeutic procedures) on the course of peripheral arterial occlusive disease by monitoring the changes in values of claudication distance and [Read More...]

Negative Poisson's ratios in tendons: An unexpected mechanical response. Negative Poisson’s ratios in tendons: An unexpected...

Tendons are visco-elastic structures that connect bones to muscles and perform the basic function of force transfer to and from the skeleton. They are essential for positioning in adition to energy storing when involved in more abrupt [Read More...]

Dynamic Balance Deficits 6 Months Following First-Time Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain Dynamic Balance Deficits 6 Months Following First-Time Acute...

This study aimed to utilize kinematic and stabilometric measures to compare dynamic balance during performance of the Star Excursion Balance Test between persons 6 months after first-time lateral ankle sprain (LAS) and a noninjured control [Read More...]

Effect of remote after-effects of resistive static contraction of the pelvic depressors on improvement of restricted wrist flexion range of motion in patients with restricted wrist flexion range of motion. Effect of remote after-effects of resistive static contraction...

The aim of the study was to compare the effects of remote after-effects of resistive static contraction of the pelvic depressors (RSCPD) with after-effects of static contraction of upper extremity muscles (SCUE) on improving the maximal [Read More...]