Multilevel lumbar fusion and postoperative physiotherapy rehabilitation in a patient with persistent pain.
There are no comparative randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy modalities for chronic low back and radicular pain associated with multilevel fusion. Physiotherapy-based rehabilitation to control pain and improve activation levels for persistent pain following multilevel fusion can be challenging. This is a case report of a 68-year-old man who was referred for physiotherapy intervention 10 [...]
Response of male and female subjects after total knee arthroplasty to repeated neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the quadriceps femoris muscle.
The objective of this study was to examine responses to repeated neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the quadriceps femoris muscle in male and female subjects after total knee arthroplasty. Sixty-four subjects who underwent total knee arthroplasty were treated with neuromuscular electrical stimulation two to three times a week for 6 wks in addition to an exercise [...]
Exposure to low amounts of ultrasound energy does not improve soft tissue shoulder pathology: a systematic review.
This study aimed to systematically and critically review available literature to ascertain whether beneficial effects of ultrasound were associated with certain shoulder pathologies or particular ultrasound treatment protocols. Eight studies included in this review (n=586 patients, median PEDro score=8.0/10) evaluated various parameters, including the duration of patients` symptoms (0-12 months), duty cycle (20% and 100%), [...]
The aim of this course is to explore the current concepts in tissue repair, healing and recovery from injury and then to consider how manual therapy, exercise therapies and other interventions could be reasonably expected to influence the process. A consideration of the role of three electrotherapy modalities ( Ultrasound, Pulsed Shortwave and Laser Therapy) [...]
The basic aim of this study day is to look at the principles, evidence base and clinical application issues for each modality. Electrical stimulation modalities have a common mode of action, and we will build on this to explain both the similarities and differences of each modality on the programme. There will be plenty of [...]
The objective of this review was to compare therapeutic ultrasound with sham or no specific intervention in terms of effects on pain and function safety outcomes in patients with knee or hip OA.Â Compared to the previous version of the review, four additional trials were identified resulting in the inclusion of five small sized trials [...]
The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of kinesiotaping on plantar fasciitis. A total of 52 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomly and equally divided into two groups. The patients in the control group received only a traditional physical therapy program daily, including ultrasound thermotherapy and low-frequency electrotherapy. The patients in [...]
Motor and Sensory Nerve Conduction Are Affected Differently by Ice Pack, Ice Massage, and Cold Water Immersion.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of ice pack, ice massage, and cold water immersion on the conduction parameters of the sural (sensorial) and tibial motor nerves. Thirty-six people who were healthy, with a mean (SD) age of 20.5 (1.9) years, participated in the study. Each group received 1 of the [...]
This article gives an overview of the consequences of bed rest and possible treatment options for reducing these consequences. Brower, RG.Â CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 2009; 37 (10): S422 – S428
Functional Electrical Stimulation of Ankle Plantarflexor and Dorsiflexor Muscles. Effects on Poststroke Gait.
The aim of this study was to test the immediate effects of delivering FES to both ankle plantarflexors and dorsiflexors on poststroke gait. Gait analysis was performed as subjects (N=13) with chronic poststroke hemiparesis walked at their self-selected walking speeds during walking with and without FES. Compared with delivering FES to only the ankle dorsiflexor [...]