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141. Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache

Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username (...) and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Article Text Therapeutics Physiotherapy plus

2008 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

142. Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia?

Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia? BestBets: Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia? Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia? Report By: F Gilchrist - Specialist Registrar Institution: Burnley General Hospital, Burnley, UK Date Submitted: 1st February 2008 Date Completed: 1st February 2008 Last Modified: 1st February 2008 Status: Green (...) (complete) Three Part Question In [a child with community acquired pneumonia], does [chest physiotherapy] reduce [the length of hospital admission]? Clinical Scenario A 7-year-old boy is admitted to the general paediatric ward with bacterial community acquired pneumonia affecting the right lower lobe. It is suggested on the ward round that we arrange chest physiotherapy to try to reduce the length of his hospital stay. We wonder if there is evidence to support the use of physiotherapy in this case

2008 BestBETS

143. Physiotherapy interventions for ankylosing spondylitis. (PubMed)

Physiotherapy interventions for ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, inflammatory rheumatic disease. Physiotherapy is considered an important part of the overall management of AS.To summarise the available scientific evidence on the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions in the management of AS.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL and PEDro up to January 2007 for all relevant publications (...) , without any language restrictions. We checked the reference lists of relevant articles and contacted the authors of included articles.We included randomised and quasi-randomised studies with AS patients and where at least one of the comparison groups received physiotherapy. The main outcomes of interest were pain, stiffness, spinal mobility, physical function and patient global assessment.Two reviewers independently selected trials for inclusion, extracted data and assessed trial quality

2008 Cochrane

144. Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review

Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review van der Wees PJ, Jamtvedt G, Rebbeck T, de Bie RA, Dekker J, Hendriks EJ CRD summary This review concluded that multifaceted educational meetings were effective (...) in improving some outcomes of professional practice, but not patient health or care costs. The authors’ cautious conclusions reflected the limited evidence base, but given the small number of studies of limited quality and uncertainty over parts of the review process the reliability of the conclusions is uncertain. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of strategies to increase the implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PEDro and The Cochrane

2008 DARE.

145. Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain?

Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Lewis A, Morris M E, Walsh C CRD summary This review concluded that physiotherapy exercise programmes were effective in reducing chronic low back pain, but that there was no consensus for the superiority of any specific technique or exercise format. Lack study details and effect (...) sizes limited interpretation of the results presented, so the authors' conclusions might not be reliable. Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in reducing chronic low back pain. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PEDro and Web of Science were searched up to the end of May 2006. Search terms were reported. Reference lists of relevant articles were also searched. Only papers published in English were included

2008 DARE.

146. Physiotherapy treatment approaches for the recovery of postural control and lower limb function following stroke. (Full text)

Physiotherapy treatment approaches for the recovery of postural control and lower limb function following stroke. There are a number of different approaches to physiotherapy treatment following stroke that, broadly speaking, are based on neurophysiological, motor learning and orthopaedic principles. Some physiotherapists base their treatment on a single approach, while others use a mixture of components from a number of different approaches.To determine if there is a difference in the recovery (...) of postural control and lower limb function in patients with stroke if physiotherapy treatment is based on orthopaedic or neurophysiological or motor learning principles, or on a mixture of these treatment principles.We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (last searched May 2005), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2005), MEDLINE (1966 to May 2005), EMBASE (1980 to May 2005) and CINAHL (1982 to May 2005). We contacted experts

2007 Cochrane PubMed

147. Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients between 0 and 24 months old. (PubMed)

Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients between 0 and 24 months old. Acute bronchiolitis is the leading cause of medical emergencies during winter in children younger than two years of age. Chest physiotherapy is thought to assist infants in the clearance of secretions and to decrease ventilatory effort.To determine the efficacy and safety of chest physiotherapy in infants aged less than 24 months old with acute bronchiolitis.In June 2006 we updated the searches (...) of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2006); MEDLINE (2004 to May Week 4 2006); EMBASE (July 2004 to December 2005) and CINAHL (1982 to May Week 4 2006).Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in which chest physiotherapy was compared against no intervention or against another type of physiotherapy in paediatric patients younger than 24 months old.Two review authors independently extracted the data. The primary outcome was a severity clinical score

2007 Cochrane

148. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. (Full text)

Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. To evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after elective primary total knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis.Systematic review.Database searches: AMED, CINAHL, Embase, King's Fund, Medline, Cochrane library (Cochrane reviews, Cochrane central register of controlled trials, DARE), PEDro, Department of Health national (...) research register. Hand searches: Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Britain) Conference Proceedings. Review methods Randomised controlled trials were reviewed if they included a physiotherapy exercise intervention compared with usual or standard physiotherapy care, or compared two types of exercise physiotherapy interventions meeting the review criteria, after discharge from hospital after elective primary total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.Functional

2007 BMJ PubMed

149. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. (Full text)

Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. To investigate the benefit of adding acupuncture to a course of advice and exercise delivered by physiotherapists for pain reduction in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.Multicentre, randomised controlled trial.37 physiotherapy centres accepting primary care patients referred from general practitioners in the Midlands, United Kingdom.352 adults aged 50 or more

2007 BMJ PubMed

150. Positive expiratory pressure physiotherapy for airway clearance in people with cystic fibrosis. (Full text)

Positive expiratory pressure physiotherapy for airway clearance in people with cystic fibrosis. Chest physiotherapy is widely prescribed to assist the clearance of airway secretions in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices provide constant back pressure to the airways during expiration. This may improve clearance by building up gas behind mucus via collateral ventilation. Given the widespread use of PEP devices, there is a need to determine the evidence (...) for their effect.To determine the effectiveness and acceptability of PEP devices compared to other forms of physiotherapy as a means of improving mucus clearance and other outcomes in people with CF.We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group Trials Register comprising of references identified from comprehensive electronic database searches and handsearches of relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings. The electronic database CINAHL was also searched from 1982 to 2001

2006 Cochrane PubMed

151. Effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in people aged over 55 presenting to primary care: pragmatic randomised trial. (Full text)

Effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in people aged over 55 presenting to primary care: pragmatic randomised trial. To evaluate the effectiveness of two primary care strategies for delivering evidence based care to people aged 55 or over with knee pain: enhanced pharmacy review and community physiotherapy.Pragmatic multicentre randomised clinical trial.15 general practices in North Staffordshire.325 adults aged 55 years or over (mean 68 years (...) ) consulting with knee pain; 297 (91%) reached six month follow-up.Enhanced pharmacy review (pharmacological management in accordance with an algorithm); community physiotherapy (advice about activity and pacing and an individualised exercise programme); control (advice leaflet reinforced by telephone call).Change in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index (WOMAC) at 3, 6, and 12 months.Mean baseline WOMAC pain score was 9.1 (SD 3.7), and mean baseline function score was 29.9 (SD

2006 BMJ PubMed

152. Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy (Full text)

Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy Varela G, Ballesteros E, Jimenez M F, Novoa N, Aranda J L Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary (...) of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study investigated the implementation of a routine programme of intensive chest physiotherapy in patients undergoing scheduled lobectomy. This intervention was compared with routine care, whereby nurses were in charge to encourage patients for early deambulation and deep breathing manoeuvres using an incentive spirometer with known low imposed

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database. PubMed

153. Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial

Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial Rebbeck T, Maher C G, Refshauge K M Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract (...) contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined two strategies for the implementation of acute whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy. An active implementation strategy, involving education from opinion leaders, was compared with a passive dissemination by mail. Type of intervention Other: Information and education in health. Economic study type

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

154. Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review

Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review WorksafeBC Evidence Based Practice Group Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation WorksafeBC Evidence Based Practice Group. Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review. Richmond (...) : WorkSafe BC. 2006 Authors' objectives The aim of this review is to examine postural reconstruction physiotherapy. Project page URL ence_based_medicine/default.asp Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Physical Therapy Modalities /methods; Posture Language Published English Country of organisation Canada Province or state British Columbia Address for correspondence 6591 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, V7C 1C6 Canada. Tel: 604-231-8417; Fax: 604-279-7698 Email: kukuh.noertjojo

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

155. Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis

Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis Manca A, Epstein D M, Torgerson D J, Klaber Moffett J A, Coulton S, Farrin (...) A J, Hahn S, Jackson D A, Richmond S J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary The objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of brief physiotherapy compared with usual physiotherapy management, in patients with neck pain

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

156. Comparison of physical treatments versus a brief pain-management programme for back pain in primary care: a randomised clinical trial in physiotherapy practice. (PubMed)

Comparison of physical treatments versus a brief pain-management programme for back pain in primary care: a randomised clinical trial in physiotherapy practice. Recommendations for the management of low back pain in primary care emphasise the importance of recognising and addressing psychosocial factors at an early stage. We compared the effectiveness of a brief pain-management programme with physiotherapy incorporating manual therapy for the reduction of disability at 12 months in patients (...) , 402 were recruited (mean age 40.6 years) and 329 (82%) reached 12-month follow-up. Mean disability scores were 13.8 (SD 4.8) for the pain-management group and 13.3 (4.9) for the manual-therapy group. The mean decreases in disability scores were 8.8 (6.4) and 8.8 (6.1) at 12 months (difference 0 [95% CI -1.3 to 1.4], p=0.99), and median numbers of physiotherapy visits per patient were three (IQR one to five) and four (two to five), respectively (p=0.001). One adverse reaction (an exacerbation

2005 Lancet

157. Randomised trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: outcomes and patients' preference. (Full text)

Randomised trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: outcomes and patients' preference. Firstly, to compare the effectiveness of a brief physiotherapy intervention with "usual" physiotherapy for patients with neck pain. Secondly, to evaluate the effect of patients' preferences on outcome.Non-inferiority randomised controlled trial eliciting preferences independently of randomisation.Physiotherapy departments in a community setting (...) in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire.268 patients (mean age 48 years) with subacute and chronic neck pain, who were referred by their general practitioner and randomly assigned to a brief physiotherapy intervention (one to three sessions) using cognitive behaviour principles to encourage self management and return to normal function or usual physiotherapy, at the discretion of the physiotherapist concerned.The Northwick Park neck pain questionnaire (NPQ), a specific measure of functional disability

2005 BMJ PubMed

158. Prescribing physiotherapy for low back pain

Prescribing physiotherapy for low back pain Prescribing physiotherapy for low back pain Prescribing physiotherapy for low back pain Haute Autorite de Sante/French National Authority for Health Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Haute Autorite de Sante/French National Authority for Health. Prescribing physiotherapy for low (...) back pain. Paris: Haute Autorite de Sante (French National Authority for Health) (HAS) 2005: 61 Authors' objectives The aim of this report is to establish the number and frequency of physiotherapy sessions needed to treat acute and chronic low back pain and, if necessary, to update the relevant French guidelines. Authors' conclusions The experts stressed the need to: - improve communication between doctors and physiotherapists by the use of summary assessment forms and by ongoing education

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

159. Physiotherapy, steroid injections, or rest for lateral epicondylosis: what the evidence suggests

Physiotherapy, steroid injections, or rest for lateral epicondylosis: what the evidence suggests Physiotherapy, steroid injections, or rest for lateral epicondylosis: what the evidence suggests Physiotherapy, steroid injections, or rest for lateral epicondylosis: what the evidence suggests Nimgade A, Sullivan M, Goldman R CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of interventions for the clinical management of lateral epicondylosis. The authors concluded that relative rest does (...) eventually improve functionality, but the use of early active interventions such as steroid injections and physiotherapy may help speed up the recovery process. However, caution is advised given the limitations in the review methods and the need for further research. Authors' objectives The primary aim of this review was to determine the effectiveness of interventions, including physiotherapy, steroid injections and relative rest, for the clinical management of lateral epicondylosis. A secondary aim

2005 DARE.

160. Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.'

Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' WCB Evidence Based Practice Group Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment (...) . No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation WCB Evidence Based Practice Group. Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' Richmond, BC: WorkSafe BC 2005: 14 Authors' objectives The purpose of this review is to conduct a critical appraisal of a leaflet entitled 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions', provided in the November 2004 issue 46

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.