Questions related to Physical Therapy
I, Darshan Prakashbhai Parmar, MPT student, from Government Physiotherapy College Jamnagar, am conducting a survey on 'EFFICACY OF PELVIC PNF TO IMPROVE TRUNK CONTROL, BALANCE AND GAIT PATTERN IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS' as a part of my Evidence Based Study(EBS) under the supervision of my Guide, Dr. Karishma Jagad (MPT-NEURO), Sr. Lecturer at Government Physiotherapy College Jamnagar.
We therefore request physiotherapists practicing in India to kindly fill this questionnaire, which will hardly take around 10-15 minutes. The link for the survey is provided below. The responses will be kept anonymous.
I further request you to forward the link to your friends or colleagues.
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Thank you for your time and participation.
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In your clinical or research experience: What is the variable that most impacts according to patient reports or clinical tests in a patient with vestibular disorder (peripheral or central) vertigo, dizziness, visuovestibular alterations, or instability? According to you, what could it be due to?
Parkinson Disease (PD) is a degenerative disease that affects motor function and sequential.
At which level of H&Y stages will this improve?
Short term or long term effect?
Any evidence to help patient and client?
According to your clinical experience, which approach you prefer in clinic and do you think that it is better than other one approach? (For Stroke patients only)
A top-down approach such as using task-specific interventions.
A bottom-up approach, using weight bearing, PNF, and NDT techniques
Doctors from UCLA and Yale University are conducting a Survey on Postoperative Practices in Evaluating and Treating Patients with Brain Tumors in North America.
We are asking neurosurgeons, (neuro)psychologists, speech-language therapists, and occupational therapists, physiotherapists, or psychotherapists to participate in the survey.
Our goal is to understand common practices, disseminate standards of care, and gather information on post-operative outcomes in patients with brain tumors. We will publish the results from this survey in an open-access journal.
The survey can be accessed here:
Thank you very much for your help! Please reach out with any questions.
UCLA Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Hello! I'm a Physical Therapy student and currently working on research about stabilizing spoons and their effects on people with PD and ET. I was hoping that some of you may have known any systematic review or RCT articles that I could use as a reference for my study?
What are the Elements of physical therapy consultation? What is the possible relationship between Qualification level and type of consultation that one may pursue in physical therapy?
Patient with neurological problems have different problems. This will impaired their physical, cognitive and even social interaction and so forth.
So, which approach and why that approach is used?
Look into more discussion and information.
I am seeking information about utilization of shockwave therapy in the physical therapy profession. how much demand on this type of therapy.
We have conducted a manuscript to assess the Distant learning in Physical Therapy Education during the COVID-19 outbreak. The study design was cross-sectional study and was reported according STROBE statement.
The study evaluates the correlated factor and predictors for student satisfaction and quality of learning. The main outcome was Distance Education Learning Environments Survey (DELES).
We have submitted the manuscript for a number of Education journals. They rejected the manuscript because the STROBE design is not appropriate for education journals style.
Any suggested journals that are interest in physical therapy education or health education and follow the medical journals reporting guidelines?
I am looking for data related to breathing exercises that can be safely prescribed in case of spontaneous pneumothorax with / without bronchopleural fistula ; managed by inserting an intercostal drainage tube.
Can incentive spirometer be given to these patients ?
The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic is currently and permanently changing the location of where Resistance Training (RT) is going to be performed. The who, what where, how, and desired effect of RT is never going to be the same.
So many are home bound developing new habits of exercising and cohabitating.
I am wondering how my colleagues here on ResearchGate envision ways that Resistance Training is going to adapt to the new world order of exercise, fitness, health and human movement?
We are conducting a research project about impact of word/wording on pain perception: implications for rehabilitation/ physiotherapy practice.
Please Any suggestion for recommended articles or reference, or previous experience.
Posterolateral knee pain can be associated with the presence of a fabella and this incidence may be referred to as a fabella syndrome. The fabella syndrome is a rare cause of posterolateral knee pain and usually not diagnosed.
Big Data,Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms have revolutionized many fields including medicine. I was wondering how can we use Big data and Artificial Intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy, Prognosis and Physical Therapy management ?
hello i am looking for recent cross sectional studies on physiotherapy treatment awareness in UI. also i am student of final year of dpt so i want a standard questionnaire regarding my research topic for final year research project. kindly guide me .
I want to assess the static posture of cervicogenic headache patients. Some methods, such as MRI, are expensive, while others, such as X-ray, involve radiation problems.Photography has been used by many researchers as a method of recording postural analysis. Some methods are not suitable to be used in clinical practice because of their technical difficulties and high costs.I need to know which method is reliable,valid,safe and inexpensive for using in my research.
Patient with confirmed Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) in the early stage is a good candidate for non-operative physical therapy due to his cooperation and active lifestyle. What is your experience with this approach?
I am in need of your expertise. What does your experience say?
The fracture is fixated with two metal plates and additional screws.
Four weeks post surgery there is still pain (on a scale from 1 to 10 = 7 to 8) in the region of the metal plates and swelling, total numbness in the antebrachium region and sporadic moments of control over the hand. Is this normal?
Is it possible to reach a total recovery? If not, what factors play a role in this?
What does your experience say in regards of removal of metal plates and screws, does this occur in most cases?
If anyone can refer to scientific papers on the matter I would be so grateful.
This is of personal interest. Feel free to answer here or contact me in my inbox.
Thank you so much for your time.
Kind Regards Sabina
Hi, good day, i am planning to conduct feasibility study on Outpatient Physical Therapy Improvement in Movement Assessment Log (Optimal scale) in our department, what are the factors/ out comes do i need to consider to assess the feasibility of optimal scale like therapist willingness / Patient willingness to participate and so on ?
Before someone responds with the answer that I am violating statistical convention, here is my proposition for the use of a single group-under very strict conditions- that can logically be both the experimental and control at different time points in a single occasion treatment/outcome scheme. I have 108 subjects enrolled in a pain study. They will all have physical therapy between 9-10 am on a certain day and pain score assessed at start and end of PT. At 10:15 am same day they will all be exposed to a new therapy (pulsed EMF or PEMF). The exposure outcome (pain score assessment) will then be assessed again. We consider a 3/10 vas drop in pain score to be the desired outcome. We propose to use the same group but measuring two times-when they are unexposed (after PT) and after exposure to PEMF. It seems to me that the variation introduced by creating a control group made up of different patients is simply needlessly introducing error (variation in patient characteristics) into the calculations. Please comment with your thoughts...thank you
i have treated the both and didn't really noticed any big difference. its just the size of the incision which will make the pt feel more pain. unfortunately, i couldn't find any articles regarding pt management for such case and i do believe sooner or later this case should undergo for research.
I have some opportunities to participate at Awareness through the movement (ATM) lessons - system of physical excercises developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, based on slow movements. Many people feel great effect of this excercise - on physical and psychical level as well. I am interested in some methods (tests) to verify the positive subjective feelings of individuals.
There is very little in the way of formal biomedical or behavioral evaluations of learning/playing harmonica; nor is there much social science on the harmonica or blues harp. Andrew Gussow is a humanities scholar of harmonica, and David Barrett wrote up an MRI study of the mouth and throat while playing harmonica, but I can find no others. Are you aware of any?
Clinicians regularly provide their musculosceletal patients with information or prescribe exercises. How successful do they think they are? How high do they rate their ability to educate / convince / instruct the patient?
Are you aware of any research on this topic?
Many physicians and physiotherapists advise their patients who have knee osteoarthritis whether in earlier stage or late and chronic stage to stop stair climbing and use lifts if available.
Is this logic suitable for all types of patients with knee osteoarthritis?
Is there any evidence or published article that discuss this issue?
I'm doing a study on the acute effect of 3 pilates based exercises on dynamic balance and motor performance of limbs in healthy young adults. The hypothesis is that working central stability will make possible an increase in the limits of stability and motor performance. For this population and exercise, which would be the best tests for motor performance/bahavior of the upper and lower limbs?
I have a doubt about Performance measurements in the MIT Manus as they are described in : "Rehabilitation robotics: Performance-based progressive robot-assisted therapy". Although I was able to reproduce the PM2 measurements of the figure 6, the chart for the PM3 is very unlikely to corresponed to the equation (10) of the text. All numbers in that formula are positive, but the chart has negative numbers. The only hint in the text (page 14 second column) is that "PM3 is defined solely as a funcition of PM3b". Does anybody know how this PM3 is built?
Hello. We participate in a clinical study on the study of Sarcopenia in the elderly after a fracture of the hip. However, there are great difficulties in performing tests in patients.
We are looking for a strong method for the measurement of core muscle strength, which is reliable and valid in patients with chronic low back pain.
What are the reasons of knee cracking in young people who do not suffer from any symptoms? In particular, cracking that comes with normal activities.
Is this normal for such type of knee cracking? Should we treat this issue?
Any suggested article that explain this issue would be appreciated!
Following the Ottawa nursing model of care as well as their interprofessional model of care, including shared decision making and the circle of care, are there any other models across Canada which would also be applicable? Or are there any programs embedded in hospitals that increase outcomes for geriatrics? Examples of this could be increasing collaboration between OT and PT. I know the roles of these professions also change in clinical settings across Canada which adds to the complexity of the issue
in patients with intermittent claudication when is it appropriate to progress with the rehabilitation and add resistance training?
Osteoarthritis means inflammation of the joint. Osteoarthrosis means degeneration of the joint which is correctly used in German, Russian,French, etc. Why? It is time for change in the terminology?
Seeking articles on pharmacists in mental health. Other beneficial services include physical and occupational therapy, ministry, dietitian, dentist, physician, and counselor.
Most of the previous researches just suggested to do exercise training rather than a specific pattern of exercise training for office workers with MSD.
Here is a second topic that I am researching. If anyone has any opinions and/or research they think could be beneficial to me in answering this research question, please do add it in an answer.
Thanks in advance,
P = unilateral lower extremity amputees
I = unique intervention
C = no intervention, traditional strength training, or the like
O = Locomotor capabilities index, 2 minute walk test, or motion analysis
For my doctoral research in physical therapy, I aim to examine barriers to home exercise program adherence in shoulder injury patients. My research team and I will utilize one-one-one patient interviews, and after recurrent themes and patterns are found from the interviews, implement a survey add validity to our findings. I plan to develop my own survey questions but would appreciate any links to preexisting surveys examining barrier to HEP adherence. Thank you.
I would like to measure the impact of an initial physiotherapy assessment (oriented on prevention) on the percentage of desertion in gyms.
Thanks in advance.
I am dealing with Chronic Prostatitis Patient - working on Myofascial Release to the pelvic floor Muscles, Is there is any other kind of approach is there.
Application of VLF electric fields resulting in current flow through pressure ulcers and diabetic ulcers for the purpose of demonstrating accelerated wound healing in a clinical setting.
We are working with primary care physiotherapy teams to evaluate exercise in thecommunity programmes that are in conjunciton with local gyms. We are looking for an ICF Participation level measure that is validated for use with stroke, PD and MS and that considers either impact of the condition or quality of life, or participation in everyday activities/interaction with family and community. Would be grateful for any suggestions of suitable measures.
what is the role of physical therapy in the management of uterine prolapse?
if yes then what type of interventions are useful to be applied in patients with uterine prolapse?
what will be the effects of latissimus muscle stretching on symptoms in patients with chronic mechanical low back pain???
need the supported evidence
because as per my clinical observation the latissimus dorsi tightness is common the chronic patients of mechanical low back pain.
thats why we want to investigate the issue by a research study.
In the Crisis Intervention field, professionals are attempting to create outcome measurement tools on the effectiveness of the intervention in the workplace - but concerned that there is no pre-event information for comparison. Evidently there is some literature in the Cardiac field and possibly in the Physical Therapy field.....that deal with how to obtain valid & reliable results despite not having pre intervention data... any pointers on related literature would be appreciated... Thanks!
Not only by observation done by professionals, but really assess the capacity of dementia patients. It's often very hard to conduct assessments available nowadays as dementia patients have difficulty in following instructions and poor attention span. It may be worth it to establish assessment tools which can effectively reflect the true ability of dementia patients...
Currently, I am working on a Master thesis project which focuses on the development of a business case within the realm of Telecare. The aim is to deliver a product or service (potentially a game platform) that stimulates children with impaired mobility to improve their physical fitness level. I have found a lot on impaired mobility, games and telecare but no specific articles in which I can see or find a link to physical fitness. If anybody could point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated. (I have been searching on Business Source Premier, maybe this is not the right search engine for the topic?).
For example: Children with psychic trauma, depressions, oncological diseases?
Rhythmic Massage - Effects on body, soul, mind?
Designing an inservice for an inpatient rehab that recently had a bariatric patient with a left sided stroke. I want to see if there are any established protocols in place or research studies that back up specific interventions that can be utilized in this setting.
In the foreign countries, what are the most important studies about the effects of exercises on the patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
Any specific treatments to avoid other than stressing the plantarflexors until 6 weeks? Everything I have read has said to focus on ROM to patient tolerance and to WB in a boot until the 6 week mark. I am currently following the protocol for the Strayer method listed in this attachment. Any input would be helpful, thanks.
what is the validity and reliability of MCQs based assessment for physical therapy students?
is only MCQs based assessment are sufficient to evaluate physical therapy students?
if not then what should be an appropriate combination of different methods to effectively evaluate physical therapy students?
this questions is for both levels, entry level DPT and specialized MS programs in Physical Therapy.
What is the best teaching methodology for teaching skill to physical therapy students?
Khalifa has performed non-surgical repair of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures using manual therapy, and is the go-to therapist for some of the world's top athletes. ACL is nearly inaccessible by manual therapy, because it is so deep. Are you aware of any other research on ankle, knee, wrist, shoulder ligament tears? Manual Khalifa Therapy research, including RCT is attached.