Syed Shakil Ur Rehman

Syed Shakil Ur Rehman
Riphah International University

PhD Physical Therapy
Professor of Physical Therapy

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Introduction
I did PhD in Physical Therapy & working as Professor/Director at Riphah College of Rehab. & Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Lahore. I have 17 years of academic, clinical & research experience with 40 research publications. My key research interests are MSK & Manual Therapy, Exercise proscription in Patients with T2DM and Medical Education ( Professionalism, Program evaluation & Accreditation).
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - October 2018
Riphah International University
Position
  • Managing Director
February 2008 - December 2015
Riphah International University
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  • Professor (Associate)/ Principal
February 2008 - present
Riphah International University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (81)
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Background: Lower limb injuries in sports affect postural stability and balance. Muscular imbalance, postural malalignments, and altered biomechanics occurred in athletes due to injuries. Objective: To determine the effects of the 6-week neuromuscular training program on single-limb stability in young female athletes. Methodology: A single-subject...
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Background: Achilles tendinopathy is highly prevalent and caused by intrinsic or extrinsic factors. The multiple minor traumas can lead to achilles tendinopathy. Physical therapy treatment includes soft tissue mobilization and exercises. Objective: To compare ultrasound and transverse friction massage in chronic Achilles tendinopathy. Methodology:...
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Background: Achilles tendinopathy is highly prevalent and caused by intrinsic or extrinsic factors. The multiple minor traumas can lead to achilles tendinopathy. Physical therapy treatment includes soft tissue mobilization and exercises. Objective: To compare ultrasound and transverse friction massage in chronic Achilles tendinopathy. Methodology:...
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Background The Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT) is a self-assessment tool for people with chronic ankle instability (CAI). This tool had been translated and validated in many languages but there is no Urdu version of CAIT available. Objective The aim was to translate the CAIT into the Urdu Language and determine its validity and reliabilit...
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The novel corona virus pandemic culminated in a global emergency shutting down educational institutions with recommendations of distant learning. Developing countries like Pakistan faced challenges in terms of keeping the education stream running. The current narrative review was planned to discuss the teaching strategies adopted by various institu...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of manual lumbar decompression on pain, range of motion, and function in patients with acute vs chronic lumbar radiculopathy. Thirty patients fulfilling the eligibility criteria at Tehsil Headquarter Civil Hospital Daska were randomly placed into three groups: acute group (n=10), chronic group...
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Background Excessive scar tissues around the shoulder are the results of shoulder pathologies that lead to pain and disability. The Shoulder pain and disability index (SPADI) is used to measure the level of pain and disability in patients with shoulder pathology. SPADI is translated into Urdu and its validity and reliability are measured on patient...
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The objective of this study was to determine the effects of cervical stabilisation exercises on respiratory strength in chronic neck pain patients with forward head posture. The study was conducted from August 2020 to February 2021, at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore; 44 patients who fulfilled the eligibility criteria were randomly assigned to two grou...
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Asthma is a heterogeneous disorder with coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. People suffering from asthma have enlarged resistance of airways, along with lung hyperinflation and air trapping, which results in the impairment in inspiratory muscle and alterations in thoraco-abdominal mechanics. Physical therapy approaches can...
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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND AIM low back pain decrease range of motion at lumber region. Manual therapy had significant effect on range of motion. Mobilization is performed in specific position of joint. The aim of this study was to compare lumber segmental mobilizations in prepositions versus prone lying in chronic low backache. METHODOLOGY A 6 mo...
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BACKGROUND AND AIM Adhesive capsulitis characterizes progressive increasing pain followed by progressive decreasing ranges of motion at shoulder joint. The objective was to find out the comparison between the effects of Thera-band, co-contraction and isometric exercises in chronic frozen shoulder patients in improving pain, range of motion and func...
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The world is facing remarkable change in science and technology from the end decades of the last century to the first two decades of the current century. Rehabilitation sciences professions have also faced the same technological change as other professions of medical and allied health sciences, where manual assistive devices, diagnostic tools, trea...
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to translate the FMA for Upper and Lower Extremity into Urdu and determine the validity and reliability of the translated Urdu FMA in people with chronic stroke. Materials and methods A Standardized step-wise forward-backward translation of FMA into Urdu was conducted with the help of bilingual translators, ex...
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Background Sophisticated biomechanical instruments can assess balance in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) with accuracy and precision; however, they are costly and time consuming to use. Clinical diagnostic tests to assess balance in patients with SCI are less costly and easier to use, but there is limited literature available regarding their...
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Objective: To systematically review studies reporting reliability of modified functional reach test for the assessment of sitting balance function in people with spinal cord injury. Methods: The systematic review was conducted in line with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, and comprised research s...
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This study was conducted to find out frequency of hearing impairment in middle ear infection. The study design was a cross- sectional survey, conducted from August 2018 to January 2019 in the ENT Department of Children's Hospital Lahore. The data was collected through convenience sampling technique among 52 patients of middle ear infection. The mea...
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Objective: To determine the effects of an exercise programme for core muscle strengthening in patients with low back pain after caesarean section. Methods: The single-blind randomised controlled trail was conducted from August 2018 to January 2019 at the Helping Hand for Relief and Development Comprehensive Rehabilitation Centre, Chakwal, Pakist...
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Objective: To determine the effects of static exercise programme compared to Swiss ball training for core muscles of the lower back and pelvic region in patients with low back pain after child delivery. Methods: The prospective single-blind randomised controlled trial was conducted at Rehabilitation department of Pakistan Railway General Hospita...
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Objective: To determine the effects of core stability exercises on backache and quality of life of postmenopausal women. Methods: he comparative study was conducted at the Department of Physical Therapy, Margalla General Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from February to June 2018, and comprised post-menopausal woman aged 40-60 years having backac...
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Objectives: To compare the effects of post-isometric relaxation, myofascial trigger point release and routine physical therapy on pain, disability and cervical range of motion in patients with acute mechanical neck pain. Methods: The randomised control trial was conducted at the District Headquarter Hospital in Nowshehra, Pakistan, from July to...
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Background: Piriformis syndrome (PS) is a neuro-muscular condition, which is often underdiagnosed in clinical settings. This study will determine the effects of myofascial stretching Elongation Longitudinaux Avec Decoaption Osteo Articulaire (ELDOA) and post-facilitation stretching of the piriformis muscle in patients with PS. Objective: We aime...
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Objective: To compare the effects of static stretching with autogenic inhibition and reciprocal inhibition muscle energy techniques on pain, disability and range of motion in patients with mechanical neck pain. Methods: A parallel design randomised controlled trial was conducted at Fauji Foundation Hospital and Railway-General Hospital, Rawalpin...
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Objective: To compare the effects of eccentric muscle energy technique versus static stretching exercises combined with cervical segmental mobilisation in the management of upper cross syndrome in patients having neck pain. Methods: The randomised controlled trial was conducted at the Khan Kinetic Treatment Canada Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Ce...
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Objective: To determine the effect of Mulligan Spinal Mobilisation with Arm Movement along with neurodynamics and manual traction on pain, disablity and cervical range of motion in cervical radiculopathy patients. Methods: The randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted from August to December 2017 at the Railway General Hospital, Rawalpindi...
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Objective: To determine effectiveness of sustained natural apophyseal glides with and without thoracic postural correction techniques on patients of chronic mechanical low back pain . Methods: The randomized control trial was conducted at the National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan, from November 1, 2015, to January 31...
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Objective: To see the effects of combined manual postural correction technique in patients with upper cross syndrome. Methodology: In this randomized controlled trial, 30 patients were enrolled in study; 15 in experimental group and 15 in control group. The study was conducted in the department of physiotherapy, District Head Quarter hospital, Swab...
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Abstract Objective: To see the effects of combined manual postural correction technique in patients with upper cross syndrome. Methodology: In this randomized controlled trial, 30 patients were enrolled in study; 15 in experimental group and 15 in control group. The study was conducted in the department of physiotherapy, District Head Quarter hospi...
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Abstract Objective: To compare the effects of manual traction, manual intervertebral foramen opening technique and combination of the two techniques in patients with cervical radiculopathy. Methods: The single-blind randomised control trial was conducted at Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from July 2017 to January 2018, and compris...
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Background: Hemiplegia is a physical damage that can happen in childhood following head suffering, or transient ischemic occurrence (stroke), brain lump, or hereditary or perinatal injury. Most disabling symptom of hemiplegia is one sided impaired arm and hand function. Constraint Induced therapy is emerging as an intervention that is used to incre...
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Objective: To determine the effects of eccentric and concentric muscle energy techniques (MET) on hamstring length in healthy population. Methodology: This randomized control trial was conducted at the Physio Rehabilitation Center, Multan, from November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 and screened 105 asymptomatic healthy individuals. Sixty were rando...
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Objective: To compare the effects of eccentric muscle energy technique versus static stretching exercises combined with cervical segmental mobilisation in the management of upper cross syndrome in patients having neck pain. Methods: The randomised controlled trial was conducted at the Khan Kinetic Treatment Canada Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Cen...
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BACKGROUND: Neural mobilization is an effective technique in the management of cervical radiculopathy (CR). However, the difference between active versus passive upper extremity (UE) neural mobilization techniques in the management of cervical radiculopathy is not well established. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of active versus passive UE neural...
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Objective: To evaluate the curriculum for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programme based on World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards. Methods: A questionnaire was constructed based on WFME ‘Should’ and ‘Must’ standards. It was validated by five experts in two rounds. It is comprised of Items/ questions with Yes/No options. The ques...
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Abstract Objective: To evaluate the curriculum for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programme based on World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards. Methods: A questionnaire was constructed based on WFME ‘Should’ and ‘Must’ standards. It was validated by five experts in two rounds. It is comprised of Items/ questions with Yes/No options...
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Appropriate regulation is vital for any profession in the current globally connected world and is carried out dually by professional and Government bodies. As a global example the physical therapy (PT) profession in United States of America (USA) is professionally guided by American Physical Therapy Association and governed by The Federation of Sta...
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Background: Cervical radiculopathy is a common type of neck pain, it causes limitation of movement and disability. Manual therapy techniques and exercise therapy are common management of cervical radiculopathy. Objective: To compare the effects of manual traction and opening techniques on pain, limitation of movement and disability in cervical pat...
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BACKGROUND Cervical radiculopathy is a common type of neck pain, it causeslimitation of movement and disability. Manual therapy techniques and exercise therapy are common management of cervical radiculopathy. OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of manual traction and opening techniques on pain, limitation of movement and disability in cervical patien...
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Background: Physical Therapists are health care professionals, who help to improve patient’s health status and optimum functioning to have better quality of life. Physical Therapist (PT) plays a vital role in health care settings, and known as dynamic provider of rehabilitation services. Summary: A cross-sectional study was designed to determine t...
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Title: Self – Study of curriculum of Doctor of Physical Therapy Program based on WFME standards at Riphah International University Islamabad, Pakistan Presenter:Syed Shakil-ur-Rehman Authors: Syed Shakil-ur-Rehman, Shakeel Ahmad, Raheela Yasmin Institute: Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences (RCRS), Riphah International University (RIU), Isla...
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Abstract Objective: To determine the effects of supervised structured aerobic exercise training programme on level of exertion, dyspnoea, maximum oxygen consumption, and body mass index in type 2 diabetics. Methods: The randomised, controlled trial was carried out at Riphah Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Islamic International medical College T...
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OBJECTIVE: Because of the globally increasing occurrence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the population, exercise is becoming vitally important for prevention and disease management, along with medical and dietary interventions. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that women with DM would respond similarly to men with DM following supervis...
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Objective: To determine the effects of supervised structured aerobic exercise training (SSAET) program on interleukin-6 (IL-6), nitric oxide synthase 1 (NOS-1), and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Study design: Randomized controlled trial. Place and duration of study: Riphah Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Rail...
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Background: Back pain in school going young children is common and challenging for society. The factors contributed are trauma, lack of physical activity, imbalance diet, use of heavy back packs and sedentary life style, with Prolong use of desktops/laptops/mobiles cause extra stress on back muscles. Objective: To investigate the prevalence and as...
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Objective To determine the effects of supervised structured aerobic exercise training (SSAET) program on fasting blood glucose level (FBGL), plasma insulin level (PIL), glycemic control (GC), and insulin resistance (IR) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods Riphah Rehabilitation and Research Centre (RRRC) was the clinical setting for this ra...
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According to the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) “Physical therapy (PT) is an autonomous global health care profession and physical therapists (PTs) serve the community to develop, maintain and restore the optimal movement and functional ability”. They can target the people from childhood to old age, where movement and functional abi...
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Background and Objective Hyperlipidemia and dyslipidemia are very common conditions among patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and associated with increased risk of coronary heart diseases. Physical activity and exercises along with medical management and dietary plan are common strategies to use for the management of deranged lipid profil...
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Background and Objective: Hyperlipidemia and dyslipidemia are very common conditions among patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and associated with increased risk of coronary heart diseases. Physical activity and exercises along with medical management and dietary plan are common strategies to use for the management of deranged lipid profi...
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Background and objective: Chronic mechanical low back pain is common among different age groups and genders. Different manual therapy techniques combined with exercise therapy and electrotherapy modalities play an important role in its management. Our objective was to compare the effects of McKenzie extension exercisesprogram (EEP) versus Mulligan...
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ain Author of the book is a teacher in School of Health Sciences, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. Author tried to find out the best way of managing the physiotherapy protocols in Health care system in Rawalpindi/Islamabad. His contribution to the research will be improvement towards health care system of Physical Therapist...
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Background and objective: Cervical radiculopathy is a common neuro-musculo-skeletal disorder causing pain and disability. Traction is part of the evidence based manual physical therapy management due to its mechanical nature, type of traction and parameters related to its applicability and are still to be explored more through research. Our object...
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Presented in International Conference on Medical Education ICME-2015, Halic Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey, 15-18 October, 2015
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Abstract Objective: To determine the prevalence and associated factors for back pain in nurses. Methodology: This is a descriptive cross sectional study and 400 nurses were approached to participate through purposive sampling method but only 294 (response rate 73.5%) finally agreed to participate. The study duration was three months from February-A...
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Abstract Objective: To compare the effectiveness of posterior wheeled walker and anterior wheeled walker on activities of daily living and instrumented activities of daily living during rehabilitation of patients with spastic diaplegic cerebral palsy Methodology: This randomized control trial was conducted at out-patient department of Rafsan Neurol...
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Abstract Objective: To determine the effectiveness of slump neural mobilization technique compared with lumber stabilization exercise (LSE) and shortwave diathermy (SWD) in the physical therapy management of chronic radicular low back pain (CRLBP). Methodology:A sample of 40 patients with CRLBP was selected and randomly placed into two groups A an...
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Objective: To determine the effectiveness of Spinal Mobilization with manual traction on pain and disability in patients with cervical Radiculopathy. Study Design: Randomized control trial (RCT). Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at Helping Hand for Relief Rehabilitation Centre Mingore Swat from 1st January to 30th June 2014. Mat...
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Physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) is an important specialty in modern health care system, especially in the developed countries. The focus of the specialty revolves around achievement of maximum functional potential of patients with impairments and disabilities. It improves the quality of life of the patients as well as the care givers by...
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Objective: To determine the outcome of strength training programme; with and without hamstring stretching in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Study Design: A Comparative experimental study Duration of Study: This research study was conducted in department of physical therapy at National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM) Islamabad from 1s...
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Objective: To observe the effects of Active Self Propelled Wheel Chairs versus Regular (Standard) Wheel Chairs on Quality of Life in Paraplegic Population. Patients and Methods: This observational study was conducted in three union councils of district Swat from the period of January to December 2012. The total of 50 paraplegic patients were sele...
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Objective: To determine the efficacy of Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGs) with and without Isometric Exercise Training Program (IETP) in Non-specific Neck Pain (NSNP) Methods: This randomized control trial of one year duration was conducted at out-patient department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Pesh...
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Objective: To Compare the Specific Lumber Mobilization (SLM) techniques and Core-Stability (CS) Exercises with Core-Stability Exercises Alone in Mechanical low back pain (MLP) Methods: A 6 month pretest-posttest design, quasi experimental study was conducted at department of physiotherapy Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Peshawar, Pakistan. We conven...
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Objective: To determine the role of intra-articular corticosteroid injections in pain management during physical rehabilitation of moderate to severe cases of knee osteoarthritis. Study Design: Randomized control trial (RCT). Place and Duration of Study: Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi during June...
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Objective: To evaluate the overall faculty performance by comparison of Self-assessment with peer and student assessment. Study Design:Acomparative cross sectional survey. Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted from January to June 2012 in Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Riphah International University Islamabad. Materials and...
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Objective: To determine the effectiveness of interviews before the implementation of home home modification on quality of life on spinal cord modifications and after two months. injury in wheel chair user spinal cord injuries Results: The quality of life was significantly Methodology: T h i s c o m m u n i t y b a s e d enhanced in the experimental...
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Abstract Background: Frozen shoulder syndrome is clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and debilitating condition causing fibrosis of the glenohumeral joint capsule with a chronic inflammatory response. Patients experience pain, limited range of motion and disability generally lasting anywhere from 1 to 24 months. There is a lack of...
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Background: Frozen shoulder syndrome is clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and debilitating condition causing fibrosis of the glenohumeral joint capsule with a chronic inflammatory response. Patients experience pain, limited range of motion and disability generally lasting anywhere from 1 to 24 months. There is a lack of evidence...
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Abstract Objective: To determine the role of early passive range of motion exercises in the reduction in scar formation and prevention of Contracture in sub-acute Burn Patients. Study Design: Randomized Control Trail (RCT). Place and Duration of Study: Burn Centre Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad, from January to December, 2010. Ma...
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Objective: Post-traumatic stiff hand is common a condition which causes pain and disability, the paraffin wax bath and joint mobilizations have the key role in its rehabilitation. We conducted the present study to determine the efficacy of paraffin wax bath with mobilization techniques compared with joint mobilization alone. Methodology: This sing...
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Objective: To determine the efficacy of rib cage position for 10 to 2 ribs and in supine position for st mobilization on lung function in COPD patients 1 rib. The Dyspnea index and FEV1/FVC ratio Methodology: This randomized control trial was were used as assessment tools, and were carried out at Department of Physical Therapy calculated before and...
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Objective: To evaluate the overall faculty performance by comparison of Self-assessment with peer and student assessment. Study Design: A comparative cross sectional survey. Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted from January to June 2012 in Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Riphah International University Islamabad. Materials an...
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Objective: To determine the efficacy of rib cage mobilization on lung function in COPD patients Study Design: A randomized control trial Place and Duration of Study: Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi and Pakistan Railway General Hospital Rawalpindi, from sep. 2010 to sep. 2011 Methodology: Sixty...
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Abstract Background: To compare the efficacy of Kaltenborn scapular mobilization with the general scapular mobilization in the physical therapy management of adhesive capsulitis in patients with restricted abduction above 90 degrees. Methods: In this descriptive study all the patients with non traumatic adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder with posi...
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Objectives with chest mobilization techniques twice a day. To compare the hospital stay of patients with The techniques outcomes were assessed by pneumonia, with and without postural drainage hospitalization stay and a three point patient's self physical therapy technique and to measure the reporting scale for amount of sputum. The data amount of s...
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Objective was used as an assessment tool and measured To compare the relief of pain obtained in patients by Visual Analog Scale (VAS) on 0-10 scale and with neurogenic low back pain with specific recorded before the starting of the treatment and piriformis stretch and with global stretching. after completion of the 2 weeks treatment period. Methodo...
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Objective: To determine effects of early mobilization in reducing post operative wound infection after lower extremity orthopedic surgeries. Study Design: Quasi Experimental Study. Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out at department of orthopedics Pakistan Railway General Hospital Rawalpindi, from August 2010 to July 2012. Materia...

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