Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (Physiother Theor Pract)

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

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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)
    No preview · Article · Aug 2016 · Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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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.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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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.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Physiotherapy Theory and Practice