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#2Kjersti Vik (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 8
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A well-known prediction is that the growing elderly population will place a strain on our healthcare systems. At the same time, healthcare is becoming increasingly patient-centered and individualized, with the patient becoming an active participant rather than a mere object of healthcare. The need for change may be met by using a reablement service, utilizing the rehabilitation mindset through home-based services. Rehabilitation and reablement aim to provide opportunities for individuals to part...
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Background. Physical activity in elderly patients is crucial for recovery from proximal femoral fractures. Considering the limited possibilities for objective measurement, we aimed to evaluate the use of an accelerometer in this population to determine activity’s association with functional independence, quality of life, and course of recovery. Methods. 52 patients undergoing operative treatment for proximal femur fractures (81.3 ± 7.5 years) were included in a prospective cohort study. 12 patie...
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#1Keigo Nakayama (Kitasato University)H-Index: 1
#2Toshiyuki YamamotoH-Index: 25
Last. Satoshi Horiguchi (Kitasato University)H-Index: 7
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Background. Lee Silverman Voice Treatment® LOUD (LSVT®) is an intensive program devised in the United States to train patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to speak louder, at normal intensity, while keeping a good voice quality. Four weeks of LSVT® has been shown to increase vocal loudness and improve intelligibility among Japanese-speaking PD patients. However, the long-term effects of LSVT® have not been examined in these patients. Objective. This study aimed to investigate the long-term eff...
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#1Emily Read (UNB: University of New Brunswick)H-Index: 13
#2Cora A Woolsey (UNB: University of New Brunswick)
Last. Colleen O’Connell (UNB: University of New Brunswick)H-Index: 23
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Use of bionic overground exoskeletons to assist with neurological rehabilitation is becoming increasingly prevalent and has important implications for physiotherapists and their patients. Yet, there is a paucity of research about the impact of integrating this technology on physiotherapists’ work. The purpose of this study was to explore how the training and implementation of using the Ekso robotic exoskeleton with patients affects physiotherapists’ work. An exploratory qualitative study of thre...
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#1Rasha Okasheh (UJ: University of Jordan)H-Index: 2
#2Emad Al-Yahya (UJ: University of Jordan)H-Index: 4
Last. Dania Qutishat (UJ: University of Jordan)H-Index: 2
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Management of noncommunicable diseases requires the adoption of multidisciplinary interventions that targets the modification of risk factors. Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are amongst the four main killers of noncommunicable diseases. Physiotherapists specializing in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy are in a critical position in the management of health behaviors associated with noncommunicable diseases. However, the current context of health service in Jordan does not provide sufficie...
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#1M. Schwarze (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
#2L. Horoba (Heidelberg University)
Last. Thomas Dreher (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 18
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Objective. To date there is only limited knowledge about the wearing time of orthoses. Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) have not been studied with this research question. Additional influences of the orthotic design as well as weekdays and the weekend are also unknown. Design. Monocentric, clinically prospective intervention study. Patients. Inclusion of 10 patients with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. Methods. Equipment of all subjects with a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis (DAFO) and modular shank sup...
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#1Róbert Rusnák (CUA: The Catholic University of America)
#2Marina Kolarova (CUA: The Catholic University of America)
Last. Peter Kutiš (CUA: The Catholic University of America)
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Objective. In our study, we wanted to identify the number of existing deformities of the spine and posture in primary schoolers. Methods. The sample consisted of 311 healthy pupils aged 6-7. We used Klein, Thomas, and Mayer method to evaluate the posture. The spine curvature was evaluated by plumb line. Muscle imbalance was evaluated by standardized manual tests by Professor Janda. The results were evaluated by the basic population abundance and the use of the ANOVA program. We determined the le...
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#1Danilo Esparza (UDLAP: Universidad de las Américas Puebla)H-Index: 4
#2Arian R. Aladro-Gonzalvo (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador)
Last. Yves Rybarczyk (UDLAP: Universidad de las Américas Puebla)H-Index: 9
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Objective. To analyse the effect of the manual ischemic compression (IC) on the upper limb motor performance (MP) in patients with LTrPs. Materials and Methods. A quasiexperimental study was performed in twenty subjects allocated to either patients group with LTrPs (PG, n=10) or healthy group with no symptoms (HG, n=10). Subjective pain and linear MP (movement time and Fitts’ Law) were assessed before and after a linear tapping task. Data were analysed with mixed factorial ANOVA for intergroup l...
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#1Savitha Subramaniam (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 3
#2Rini Varghese (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 2
Last. Tanvi Bhatt (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 22
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Purpose. The purpose of this study was to quantify ipsilesional upper extremity (UE) stand-reaching performance (kinematics and kinetics) among chronic stroke survivors. Method. Community-dwelling chronic stroke survivors (n=13) and age-similar healthy adults (n=13) performed flexion- and abduction-reaching tasks. Surface EMG and acceleration were sampled using wireless sensors from the prime movers (anterior and middle deltoid) and provided performance-outcome (reaction time, burst duration, mo...
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