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Martha Funabashi
Alberta Health Services
Physical therapyLow back painLumbarMedicinePhysical medicine and rehabilitation
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#1Martha Funabashi (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)H-Index: 7
#2Lisa C. Carlesso (McMaster University)H-Index: 11
Background: Previous qualitative studies demonstrated that the process by which patients determined whether a response to manual therapy is adverse is very complex. However, it remains unknown whic...
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#1Diana De Carvalho (MUN: Memorial University of Newfoundland)H-Index: 2
#2Katie de Luca (Macquarie University)H-Index: 6
Last. Jon Adams (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 36
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Abstract Objective The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of studies to determine whether sitting time measured objectively (by laboratory controlled time trial, direct observation, or wearable sensor) is associated with the immediate increase in low back pain (LBP) (determined by pain scale rating) in people >18 years of age. Methods Four databases (PubMed, EMBASE, SPORTDiscus, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) were searched from inception to Se...
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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to identify and map current literature describing the center of rotation locations and migration paths during lumbar spine movements. INTRODUCTION: The importance of lumbar spine kinematics has been described and altered kinematics has been associated with pain and injury. Intervertebral segments' center of rotations, the point around which spinal segments rotate, are important for determining the lumbar spine kinematics features and the potential for i...
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have determined sitting time by self-report and/or LBP by recall following exposure. Given known problems with recall and the validity of estimated sitting time, we conducted a systematic review of studies using objectively measured sitting time to determine if sitting time is associated with immediate LBP in adults. Methods: Four databases (PubMed, EMBASE, SPORTDiscus and CINAHL) were searched from inception to September 1, 2018. Randomized controlled trials, cohort and cross-sectional studies,...
#1Cierra Stiegelmar (U of A: University of Alberta)
#2Yibo Li (U of A: University of Alberta)
Last. Martha Funabashi (AHS: Alberta Health Services)H-Index: 7
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Purpose Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) can occur after elective mid/hindfoot and ankle surgery. Effective treatment approaches to prevent the development of CPSP in this population have not been extensively investigated. The impact of multimodal strategies to prevent CPSP following elective mid/hindfoot surgery is unknown because of both the heterogeneity of acute pain management and the lack of a recognized definition particular to this surgery. This review aimed to identify and evaluate curr...
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#1Jon Adams (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 36
#2Katie de Luca (Macquarie University)H-Index: 6
Last. Wenbo Peng (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 7
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#1Gregory N. Kawchuk (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 17
#2Stephen Miazga (U of A: University of Alberta)
Last. Arnold Y. L. Wong (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Objective The purpose of this study was to quantify the threshold at which clinicians can detect a difference in spinal stiffness of the thoracic and lumbar spine via palpation and then determine if this detection threshold would affect a clinician’s ability to identify changes in spinal stiffness as measured by an objective instrument. Methods In this study, the threshold at which a change in spinal stiffness was detected was quantified in 12 experienced clinicians (physical therapists...
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#1Albert H. Vette (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 17
#2Martha Funabashi (AHS: Alberta Health Services)H-Index: 7
Last. Sukhdeep Dulai (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Background Dynamic pedobarography is used to measure the change in plantar pressure distribution during gait. Clinical methods of pedobarographic analysis lack, however, a standardized, functional segmentation or require costly motion capture technology and expertise. Furthermore, while commonly used pedobarographic measures are mostly based on peak pressures, progressive foot deformities also depend on the duration the pressure is applied, which can be quantified via impulse measures. ...
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Objectives To: 1) develop/adapt and validate an instrument to measure patient safety attitudes and opinions of community-based spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) providers; 2) implement the instrument; and 3) compare results among healthcare professions.
#1Ajay MattaH-Index: 20
#2Muhammad Zia KarimH-Index: 4
Last. W. Mark Erwin (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 11
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The tremendous cost, pain and disability associated with degenerative disc disease (DDD) makes the development of a biological agent that can mitigate the course of DDD, a critical unmet need. We have identified and reported that a single injection of a combination of recombinant human (rh) Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) proteins into the injured intervertebral disc (IVD) nucleus pulposus (NP) can mediate DDD in a pre-clinical rodent model. ...
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