Jean-Michel Brismée

Jean-Michel Brismée
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center | TTUHSC · Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

PT, ScD

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Introduction
Neuromusculoskeletal research related to physical therapy, research regarding manipulative therapy clinical application, positions and movements to promote intervertebral disc hydration.

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Publications (211)
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Objectives: Examine: (1) whether variability in dry needling (DN) dosage affects pain outcomes, (2) if effect sizes are clinically important, and (3) how adverse events (AE) were documented and whether DN safety was determined. Methods: Nine databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating DN in symptomatic musculosk...
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Objective: A pre/post pilot study was designed to investigate neurobiological mechanisms and plasma metabolites in an 8-week Tai-Chi (TC) group intervention in subjects with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: Twelve postmenopausal women underwent Tai-Chi group exercise for 8 weeks (60 min/session, three times/week). Outcomes were measured before and aft...
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ABSTRACT Purpose: To investigate the knowledge of pathology and prevention of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), attitude towards clinical practice, and adherence to standard precautions among clinical physiotherapists during the pandemic. Material and Methods: A snowballing method was used to recruit physiotherapists (across 53 countries) who resp...
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Background The assessment of cervical spine kinematic axial rotation performance is of great importance in the context of the study of neck sensorimotor control. However, studies addressing the influence of the level of provocation of spinal pain and the potential benefit of passive manual therapy mobilizations in patients with acute-subacute non-s...
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Background Flexion-Abduction-External-Rotation and Flexion-Adduction-Internal-Rotation tests are used to reproduce pain at the hip during clinical assessment. As pain can be elicited by high intracapsular pressure, no information has been provided regarding intracapsular pressure during these pain provocative tests. Methods Eight hip joints from fo...
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Research Objectives To investigate in cadaveric specimens if cervical PA mobilizations produce changes in CIDP. Causes for age-related degeneration include lack of IVD nutrition and prolonged intradiscal pressure. While studies have shown changes in cervical intradiscal pressure (CIDP) with cervical range of motion (ROM), traction and manipulation,...
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Objective This study examined the effects of abdominal bracing maneuver (ABM) performance on stable and unstable surfaces on active forward reach (AFR) distance as a measure of trunk control, measuring changes in reach distance and muscle activation patterns. Design Single-group, repeated measures design. Methods Twenty-eight subjects (mean age 2...
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Before and immediately after passive upper limb neurodynamic mobilizations targeting the median nerve, grip (G F) and load (L F) forces applied by the thumb, index and major fingers (three-jaw chuck pinch) were collected using a manipulandum during three different grip precision tasks: grip-lift-hold-replace (GLHR), vertical oscillations (OSC), and...
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Objective To examine the immediate effects of movement training aimed at improving use of gluteus maximus (GMAX) in the sagittal plane on hip internal rotation and self-reported patellofemoral pain (PFP) during single-limb landing. Methods Seventeen females with PFP participated. Lower extremity kinematics and kinetics, GMAX activation, and self-r...
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Background: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common clinical condition likely caused by abnormal compressive forces to the iliotibial band (ITB). Stretching interventions are common in ITBS treatment and may predominantly affect tensor fascia latae (TFL). Another ITBS treatment is foam rolling, which may more directly affect the ITB. Shear wav...
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Hintergrund- Das Iliotibialbandsyndrom (ITBS) ist das häufigste Überlastungssyndrom des lateralen Knies. Stretching des Iliotibialbands (ITB) ist ein häufig empfohlener konservativer Behandlungsansatz. Aktuelle Studien zeigen jedoch, dass, obwohl sich im Anschluss an eine ITB-Dehnung ein Zugewinn der Hüftadduktion zeigt, die Dehnung keine nennenswe...
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Hintergrund- Für das konservative Management des Iliotibialbandsyndroms ist Stretching eine der häufigsten Empfehlungen. Schlüssige Daten über das Dehnungsverhalten und die Steifigkeit des Iliotibialbandes (ITB) liegen in der derzeitigen Literatur nicht vor. Rückschlüsse aus Studien zur klinischen ITB-Dehnung zu ziehen ist daher eine Herausforderun...
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iii. Background-Clinical stretching is frequently recommended for iliotibial band syndrome management. Current literature lacks conclusive findings regarding isolated iliotibial band tissue elongation and stiffness behaviors. Applying clinical-grade stretching force results to iliotibial band tissue behavior is thus challenging. iv. Purpose-The pur...
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iii. Background- Subtalar joint (STJ) dysfunction can contribute to movement disturbances. Vibration energy with color Doppler imaging (VECDI) may be useful for detecting STJ stiffness changes. iv. Purpose-This study’s objectives were to (1) support proof-of-concept that VECDI could detect STJ stiffness differences; (2) establish STJ stiffness ran...
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Background: Evaluation of kinematic axial cervical rotation performance is of major importance in the context of studying sensorimotor control of the neck. However, studies are missing on acute neck pain, on the influence of the level of provocation of spinal pain, and on the potential benefits of manual therapy mobilizations. Methods: A non-random...
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Introduction Thumb base osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent hand OA phenotype, associated with specific risk factors, treatment strategies, and requiring a distinct subset of evaluative approaches. This paper aimed at surveying our clinical evaluative methods and identifying gaps in our ability to capture the thumb’s unique attributes and how they c...
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Background: Suboccipital myofascial trigger points are common in tension-type headaches. Objectives: Compare the influence of clinical experience on the accuracy and safety of dry needle placement on the C2 laminar arch using a cranial-medial and caudal-medial technique to target obliquus capitus inferior in unembalmed cadavers. Methods: Three phys...
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Objective Limited research has investigated the use of manual therapy to treat the preadolescent (0–12 years of age) population with musculoskeletal and neurological impairments. The purpose of this study was to identify the following among physical therapists holding advanced credentials in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental treatment, or manual thera...
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Background Clinical research supports a combination of upper limb neurodynamic testing (ULNT) strategies to rule out upper limb and cervical neurogenic pathology; however, knowledge of the biomechanical response of spinal nerves during ULNT is lacking for radial and ulnar nerve biases. Objective To assess whether radial and ulnar nerve biased stra...
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Objectives: To determine the: 1) quality of articles cited in systematic reviews (SRs); 2) methodological quality of the SRs; and 3) impact of quality on level 1A evidence. Methods: SRs related to musculoskeletal physical therapy interventions were identified. The methodological quality of the SRs and articles cited by the SRs were assessed by two...
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Introduction Subtalar joint (STJ) dysfunction can contribute to movement disturbances. Vibration energy with color Doppler imaging (VECDI) may be useful for detecting STJ stiffness changes. Objectives (1) Support proof-of-concept that VECDI could detect STJ stiffness differences; (2) Establish STJ stiffness range in asymptomatic volunteers; (3) Ex...
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Objective: To describe patterns of conventional health care (CH) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among U.S. adults reporting recent joint symptoms in a nationally representative sample. Design: This study uses the adult alternative medicine supplement from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Location: United Sta...
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Objectives: Medical evidence largely supports PTs in expanded roles, however, healthcare policy within the United States (USA) typically restricts PTs from ordering musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging. It is unknown how MSK imaging policy in the USA compares to other World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) member nations. The primary objective of...
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Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate if spinal height increases using 3-dimensional (3-D) spinal position with and without manual distraction load and to assess the correlation between spine height changes and degrees of trunk rotation. Methods Fifty-six participants were randomly placed in one of two groups: (1) 3-D spinal posit...
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Background: Clinical stretching is frequently recommended for iliotibial band syndrome management. Current literature lacks conclusive findings regarding isolated human iliotibial band tissue elongation and stiffness behaviors. Applying clinical-grade stretching force results to iliotibial band tissue behavior is thus challenging. Purpose: This...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has altered clinical practice and education in manual therapy globally. Social distancing has limited in-person care and changed health-care provision. Education in manual therapy has moved to online platforms with in-person instruction restricted. The global impact on the clinical practice of manual therapy and edu...
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In deze periode van lockdown gelinkt aan het ernstig acuut ademhalingssyndroom coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is het doel van dit artikel enerzijds om een opinie te formuleren over de doeltreffendheid van de kinesitherapeutische behandeling van neuromusculoskeletale aandoeningen (NMSA) via telerevalidatie (TR) en anderzijds om richtlijnen voor de kine...
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En cette période de confinement liée au coronavirus 2 du syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (SRAS-CoV-2), l’objectif de cet article est de formuler une opinion sur l'efficacité de la prise en charge kinésithérapique des troubles neuro-musculo-squelettiques (TNMS) par téléréadaptation (TR) ainsi que des guidelines pour les kinésithérapeutes. L’effica...
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In this period of containment related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the objective of this article is to formulate an opinion on the effectiveness of physiotherapy management of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders (NMSD) by telerehabilitation (TR) as well as guidelines for physiotherapists. The effectiveness of TR physi...
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Fine dexterity critically depends on information conveyed by the median nerve. While the effects of its compression and vibration are well characterized, little is known about longitudinal tension and excursion. Using a force-sensitive manipulandum, a numeric dynamometer and Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments, we examined the adaptations of precision g...
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Objectives: Medical evidence largely supports PTs in expanded roles, however, healthcare policy within the United States (USA) typically restricts PTs from ordering musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging. It is unknown how MSK imaging policy in the USA compares to other World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) member nations. The primary objective o...
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Background: Coracohumeral ligament (CHL) thickening, contracture, and fibroplasia have been identified in glenohumeral idiopathic adhesive capsulitis (GHIAC). The CHL is the main structure responsible for the range of motion limitations. Favorable outcomes have been reported with CHL surgical release. Intra-articular glenohumeral joint corticostero...
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Background: Due to the lack of verifiable iliotibial band elongation in response to stretching, the anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological responses to treatment of iliotibial band syndrome remain unclear. The lateral intermuscular septum, consisting of multiple myofibroblasts, firmly anchors the iliotibial band to the femur. Purpose and hy...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the mechanical properties of capsular tissue using shear wave elastography (SWE) and a durometer under various tensile loads, and to explore the reliability and correlation of SWE and durometer measurements to evaluate whether SWE technology could be used to assess tissue changes dur...
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Sensorimotor control strategies during cervical axial rotation movements have been previously explored in narrow age ranges but never concurrently in Children and Seniors during a well-standardized task. However, the lifespan developmental approach provides a framework for research in human sensorimotor control of the head-neck complex. A cross-sec...
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Background: Advanced practice physiotherapy (APP) rights are part of the evolution of the Physical Therapy profession. To date, no study has investigated musculoskeletal APP rights within the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). Objective: To investigate musculoskeletal APP rights for physical therapists worldwide and examine the rel...
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Objectives: The reporting of sampling methods in Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) allows for research quality assessment, determination of sampling bias, and assures the presence of details necessary for reproducibility in future trials. The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine if sampling methodology was reproducible in RCTs related to mus...
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Objectives: To evaluate the presence of productivity goals among licensed rehabilitation clinicians and their relationship with observed unethical behavior. Design: Exploratory, cross-sectional survey. Setting: Online. Participants: Licensed physical therapy clinicians (N=3446). Intervention: Not applicable. Main outcome measure: Partici...
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Background Glenohumeral idiopathic adhesive capsulitis (GHIAC) is a common shoulder condition that hinders functionality. Addressing the pathology has been extensively researched. Ultrasound (US) guided injections have shown their efficacy. However, no study has been conducted to compare anatomical accuracy between different approaches in targeting...
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Describes which nations in the World Confederation of Physical Therapists are authorized for Its to order musculoskeletal imaging. Identifies lower per capita spending and direct access authority as predictors of imaging authority
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Myofascial trigger points are not an isolated neuromusculoskeletal phenomenon and have been implicated in systemic, visceral, and metabolic pathology, as a side effect of some medications and in the presence of psychological risk factors. This complexity can complicate adequate screening of patients prior to choosing dry needling as a treatment int...
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Objectives: Medical evidence largely supports PTs in expanded roles, however, healthcare policy within the United States (US) typically restricts PTs from ordering musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging. It is unknown how MSK imaging policy in the US compares to other World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) member nations (MN). Therefore, our purpos...
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Describes which nations among the World Confederation for Physical Therapists (WCPT) allow for physical therapists to order musculoskeleltal diagnostic imaging. We further explore national factors for associations with imaging authorization and found lower healthcare costs per capita and direct access authority to be predictive of imaging rights.
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Objective The purpose of this study was to determine (a) if the newly developed shoulder functional reach score (SFRS) is reliable; (b) if the SFRS demonstrates construct validity by being able to differentiate between patients' symptomatic and asymptomatic shoulders; (c) if the SFRS is able to detect changes over time; and (d) if the potential cha...
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Health care legislation and policies in several countries have extended physical therapists' scope of practice to include the right to order and interpret imaging [radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound scans], electro-neurophysiological tests, blood and urine tests, as well as to perform joint and soft tissue injections and pres...
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Study design: Descriptive in situ cadaveric study. Introduction: Performing accurately directed examination and treatment to the wrist requires clinicians to orient to carpal bone structures. Purpose of the study: To examine the anatomical relationships that exist within the wrist-hand complex and identify the accuracy of surface anatomy mappi...
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Objective: This systematic review to aimed to evaluate the effects of orthopaedic manual therapy (OMT) on pain, improving function, and physical performance in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Data sources: Four databases (PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL, and CINAHL) were searched. Study selection: Trials were required to compare OMT al...
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Pain perception, trunk mobility and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) within all lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) were collected before and shortly after posterior-to-anterior (PA) mobilizations in 16 adults with acute low back pain. Using a pragmatic approach, a trained orthopaedic manual physical therapist applied PA mobilizations to the par...
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Functional changes, mainly motor and cognitive challenges, are commonly observed with unilateral Lower Limb Amputation (LLA) and these changes may persist even after the post-surgical stage. Therefore, rehabilitation efforts are needed to detect and improve functional deficits in unilateral LLA patients. Additionally, LLA can produce secondary medi...
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Study design: Case-control study. Background: A large number of student and professional musicians are affected by long term playing related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMSDs) during their career, with prevalence rates above 80%. Objective: To investigate if there were differences between musicians with and without prolonged symptoms of upper...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) the test-retest reliability of Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) Work (FABQW) subscale, FABQ Physical Activity (FABQPA) subscale, Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) Pain subscale, SPADI Disability subscale, and Numeric Pain Rating scale (NPRS); and 2) the relationship betwee...
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Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate if sustained and repetitive prone press-ups could reverse decreased spinal height following spinal loading and if there was a correlation between the degree of end range of motion spinal extension and spinal height gains. Design: Pretest-posttest crossover design is used in this study. Se...