Physiotherapy Theory and Practice Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

Journal description

The aim of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice is to provide an international, peer-reviewed forum for the publication, dissemination, and discussion of recent developments and current research in physiotherapy/physical therapy. The journal also encourages reports of interdisciplinary investigations; promotes post-basic education; publishes reviews and updates on all aspects of physiotherapy and the medical, surgical, and therapy specialties relating to clinical physiotherapy; and accepts original papers, review articles, and significant preliminary communications.

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Website Physiotherapy Theory & Practice website
Other titles Physiotherapy theory and practice (Online), Physiotherapy theory and practice
ISSN 0959-3985
OCLC 43522336
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Informa Healthcare

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website or institution website
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Non-commercial
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • NIH funded authors may post articles to PubMed Central for release 12 months after publication
    • Wellcome Trust authors may deposit in Europe PMC after 6 months
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The study investigated the effect of prehabilitation on quality of life and function. Methods: A pilot randomised controlled trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding and intention-to-treat analysis was conducted. Sixty-four people undergoing elective lower-limb arthroplasty were included. Prehabilitation included one-hour twice-weekly sessions for at least three and a maximum of four weeks prior to surgery. Control participants did not complete any pre-surgical programs. Health utility and quality of life as measured by the EQ-5D-3L and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale were the primary outcomes measured before allocation and eight weeks post-operatively. Results: No between-group differences were evident in health utility (main effect of group -0.04 (95% CI -0.16 to 0.08, p = 0.50) or Patient-Specific Functional Scale (main effect of group -0.59 (95% CI -1.8 to 0.6, p = 0.73) but the group-by-joint interaction effects for the Timed Up and Go (7.6 (95% CI -0.9 to 16.1, p = 0.08)) and the EQ-5D VAS (-18.3 (95% CI -41.1 to 4.5), p = 0.11) were larger. Prehabilitation participants knee flexion improved by 12.6 degrees (95% CI 5.2 to 20, p = 0.001). Conclusions: Prehabilitation improved knee flexion but this did not translate into improved functional mobility or quality of life. Clinical Trial Registration number: ACTRN12610000777099 (Australian Clinical Trials Registry)
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 08/2016;
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    ABSTRACT: In sports medicine, the use of kinesiologic tape has recently gained popularity. Although widely used, there is no study examining the effects of kinesiologic tape on soft tissue after a contusion injury. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of kinesiologic taping on epidermal-dermal distance, edema, pain and inflammation after experimentally induced contusion injury. Methods: Twelve adult female Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups: (1) 30 min group: n = 6, weight range: 182.0-199.4 g; and (2) 6 h group: n = 6, weight range: 186.9-200.8 g. After soft-tissue trauma, tape was applied to the right sides of each rat. In one group, tape was applied for 30 min while 6 h in the other. To assess the epidermal-dermal distance and edematous area, tissue sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin and examined. Tissue sections were stained with nerve growth factor (NGF) and B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) immunohistochemically to evaluate the effect of taping on pain and inflammation respectively. Results: Epidermal-dermal distances were found to be significantly higher than controls in both groups (p < 0.05). Notable decreases were seen in edematous areas in both groups (p < 0.05). NGF and Bcl-2 immune reactivity were decreased in all tape applied sides. Conclusions: After soft-tissue trauma, it was histologically shown that kinesiologic taping increases epidermal-dermal distance, and may reduce the sensation of pain, edema and inflammation. For better, faster and comfortable tissue healing with protection of soft-tissue integrity, kinesiologic taping may be a valuable treatment after contusion injury. However, these results should be supported by clinical studies.
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 11/2015; 31(8):556-561. DOI:10.3109/09593985.2015.1062943
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    ABSTRACT: Yoga-based exercise has proven to be beneficial for practitioners, including cancer survivors. This study reports on the improvements in physical fitness for 20 breast cancer survivors who participated in a six-month yoga-based exercise program (YE). Results are compared to a comprehensive exercise (CE) program group and a comparison (C) exercise group who chose their own exercises. "Pre" and "post" fitness assessments included measures of anthropometrics, cardiorespiratory capacity, strength and flexibility. Descriptive statistics, effect size (d), dependent sample t tests for all outcome measures were calculated for the YE group. Significant improvements included: decreased % body fat (-3.00%, d =-0.44, p < 0.001); increased sit to stand leg strength repetitions (2.05, d = 0.48, p = 0.003); forward reach (3.59 cm, d = 0.61, p = 0.01); and right arm sagittal range of motion (6.50°, d = 0.92, p = 0.05). To compare YE outcomes with the other two groups, a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used. YE participants significantly outperformed C participants on "forward reach" (3.59 cm gained versus-2.44 cm lost), (p = 0.009) and outperformed CE participants (3.59 cm gained versus 1.35 cm gained), but not statistically significant. Our results support yoga-based exercise modified for breast cancer survivors as safe and effective.
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 10/2015; 31(7):451-460. DOI:10.3109/09593985.2015.1037409
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    ABSTRACT: The body-weight-support treadmill (BWST) is commonly used for gait rehabilitation, but other forms of BWST are in development, such as visual-deprivation BWST (VDBWST). In this study, we compare the effect of VDBWST training and conventional BWST training on spatiotemporal gait parameters for three individuals who had hemiparetic strokes. We used a single-subject experimental design, alternating multiple baselines across the individuals. We recruited three individuals with hemiparesis from stroke; two on the left side and one on the right. For the main outcome measures we assessed spatiotemporal gait parameters using GAITRite, including: gait velocity; cadence; step time of the affected side (STA); step time of the non-affected side (STN); step length of the affected side (SLA); step length of the non-affected side (SLN); step-time asymmetry (ST-asymmetry); and step-length asymmetry (SL-asymmetry). Gait velocity, cadence, SLA, and SLN increased from baseline after both interventions, but STA, ST-asymmetry, and SL-asymmetry decreased from the baseline after the interventions. The VDBWST was significantly more effective than the BWST for increasing gait velocity and cadence and for decreasing ST-asymmetry. VDBWST is more effective than BWST for improving gait performance during the rehabilitation for ground walking.
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 10/2015; 31(7):466-473. DOI:10.3109/09593985.2015.1037875
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with low back pain (LBP) often display faulty beliefs and cognitions regarding their pain experience. Pain neuroscience education (NE) aims to alter the pain experience by targeting these faulty beliefs and cognitions. One NE strategy aims specifically to reframe commonly held beliefs about tissues by patients with LBP as the single source of pain. In line with this reasoning, it is hypothesized that physical therapists (PT) treating patients with LBP may indeed experience similar, if not worse, pain experiences while treating a patient with LBP. To date, this assumption has never been studied. A PT LBP questionnaire was developed, validated and distributed to a convenience sample of attendees of an international PT conference. One-hundred and ten PTs completed the questionnaire for a 70.79% response rate. Ninety percent of the PT’s reported having experienced LBP; with 27% at the conference experiencing LBP at the time. Of the PT’s that have experienced LBP 75% reported not having received any imaging; 81% no formal diagnoses, 57.6% no treatment and 86% not having missed work due to LBP. Eighty-six percent of therapists reported having experienced LBP while treating a patient with LBP, with 50% convinced their LBP being higher than the LBP experienced by the patient they were treated. The results from this study indicate PTs often treat patients with LBP while suffering LBP. It is suggested that this knowledge may potentially help patients with LBP reconceptualize their LBP experience leading to expedited recovery.
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 01/2015;