Medical Group

Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation

ISSN: 2455-5487



Therapy accompanying use of VRglasses in hemiparetic children and adolescents

Published On: August 31, 2017 | Pages: 087 - 089

Author(s): Jung M* and Höning J
Hemiparesis as a result of an ischemic stroke in children and adolescents under 16 years of age is reported in the literature with an incidence of approximately 3-5 and 1,6: 100.000, ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000054

Effect of Robotic Assisted Gait Training on functional and psychological improvement in patients with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Published On: August 23, 2017 | Pages: 083 - 086

Author(s): Amira A Shahin*, Sherif A Shawky, Hanaa M Rady, Dina A Effat, Sherry K Abdelrahman, Essam Mohamed and Reda Awad
Background: Several studies provide evidence that Robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) promotes motor recovery and functional improvement in patients with spinal cord injuries. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000053

The Effects of Whole Body Periodic Acceleration on Non-Motor Symptoms in Persons with Parkinson’s disease: A Pilot Study

Published On: August 17, 2017 | Pages: 077 - 082

Author(s): Veronica Southard*, Soteroulla Roumba, Ilyse Schwartz, Nicole Sparacino, Katie Weddingfeld, Joanne Donoghue
Background and Purpose: In Parkinson’s disease (PD), some common non-motor symptoms include depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances. Non-motor symptoms affect quality of life. In PD, Nitric Oxide (NO) production is reduced, which inhibits sleep. Whole body periodic acceleration (WBPA) has been found to increase secretion of NO. In persons with PD, the effects of WB ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000052

Reliability and concurrent validity of the Goniometer-Pro App vs a Universal Goniometer in determining passive flexion of knee

Published On: August 07, 2017 | Pages: 071 - 076

Author(s): Alberto Melián Ortiz*, David Varillas Delgado, Sofía Laguarta Val, Daniel Beret Alía, Iván Rodríguez Aparicio, Nuria Senent Sansegundo, Marta Fernández García and Ignacio Roger de Oña
Purpose: Smartphones have become a staple in our society. They are essential not only for our day-to-day lives but also as a healthcare tool in the face of the emergence of a myriad of health-based applications. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000051

Exercise Tolerance in Children with Simple Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries: A Comparative Study

Published On: August 01, 2017 | Pages: 066 - 070

Author(s): Tony Reybrouck*, Marc Gewillig, Werner Budts and Roselien Buys
Background: The aim of our study was to investigate the exercise capacity of children with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries without signifi cant associated heart defects (l-TGA) in comparison with children with the classical type of TGA (d-TGA) and a healthy control group ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000050

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression an Effective Physiotherapy Modality for Neck and Back Pain

Published On: June 15, 2017 | Pages: 062 - 065

Author(s): Lucian Henry*
Background: Non-surgical spinal decompression is a novel physiotherapy that improves on conventional traction by adding computer technology and it is commonly used along with other physiotherapy modalities. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000049

Importance of Medication Knowledge in Patient Safety

Published On: April 13, 2017 | Pages: 060 - 061

Author(s): Kenneth L Miller*
Pharmacology is an integral component in a physical therapist professional education as physical therapists play an important role in improving medication safety by being cognizant of the medications a patient is taking and monitoring for medication effects with an emphasis on physical functioning and determining if medications are adversely affecting physical func ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000048

Walk to the Beat: A Case Report of the Use of a Novel Haptic Device to Improve Walking after Stroke

Published On: March 30, 2017 | Pages: 056 - 059

Author(s): Rachel C Stockley*, Glenis Donaldson, Theo Georgiou, Simon Holland, Janet Van der Linden, Josie Tetley, Linda Garbutt and Ornella Pinzone
Background: Stroke affects 15 million people worldwide every year and leaves two-thirds of survivors with significant mobility deficits including reduced walking speed, increased unevenness of step length and asymmetry. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000047

A Study of the Perception, Level of Satisfaction and Control Requirements of a Self-Fitting Hearing Aid (A Qualitative Study)

Published On: March 20, 2017 | Pages: 048 - 055

Author(s): Dominic Beddis* and Stefan Bleeck
Background: Is a ‘science knows best’ approach the best option for hearing care, or do patients want more control; and if so, how much control do they want? The aim of this study is to assess what the thoughts and opinions of hearing aid users are towards a hearing aid they can programme themselves and investigate what control they require. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000046

Optimizing Rehabilitation: The Potential to Assess Cardiorespiratory, Neuromuscular and Biomechanical Adaptations to Exercise of Children with Cerebral Palsy in the Face of Intra-Individual Variation

Published On: March 14, 2017 | Pages: 042 - 047

Author(s): Angeline N Leunkeu*, Roy J Shephard and Said Ahmaidi
The aim of this article is to assess the practical clinical value of measures used to examine physiological (cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular) and biomechanical (spatio-temporal and baropodometric) responses to effort in children with cerebral palsy (CP). ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000045

The Impact of Pelvic Floor Exercises on the Quality of Life of Women with Urinary Incontinence – Analysis of Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Published On: March 14, 2017 | Pages: 035 - 041

Author(s): Zarawski Marcin, Kołomańska Daria, Maj Maria, Panicz Daria, Opławski Marcin and Mazur-Bialy Agnieszka Irena*
Background: Urinary incontinence is a common symptom observed in modern times, which may affect 7–37% of women aged 20–39 and 9–39% after the age of 60. Pregnancy and natural delivery are important risk factors increasing the likelihood of incontinence. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000044

Effects of Motor-level Electrical Stimulations on Postprandial Glucose Levels in Non-Diabetic Young Individuals

Published On: February 06, 2017 | Pages: 027 - 032

Author(s): Han-Hung Huang*, Shelly D Weise, Man-Soo Ko, Trevor Hansen, Annika Johnson and Charity McCluskey
Background and objectives: Motor-level electrical stimulation (MES) has been shown to improve glucose tolerance and glucose uptake in both animals and humans. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000042

Right Ventricular Dysfunction is related with Poor Exercise Tolerance in Elderly Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Published On: January 23, 2017 | Pages: 021 - 026

Author(s): Chiara Fossati, Valentino D’Antoni, Jeganath Murugesan, Deborah Fortuna, Serena Selli, Noemi Punzo and Giuseppe Caminiti*
Background: Exercise intolerance (EI) is a cardinal feature in subjects with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Factors related to EI in such patients are not completely understood. ...
View Article Additional File(s) DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000041

Instrumented Analysis of Spatial Temporal Gait Variability as a Marker of Falls Risk to Assist Clinical Practice: A Brief Review

Published On: January 12, 2017 | Pages: 014 - 020

Author(s): Brenton Hordacre*
Spatial temporal gait variability has developed into a measure of interest in clinical gait analysis. It is capable of providing unique insight into rhythmic stability of human gait and may be a sensitive biomarker of falls risk. Several lines of evidence support the use of spatial temporal gait variability as a clinical measures. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000040

Prosthetic Functional Rehabilitation Following Resection of an Oral Malignoma – A Case Report

Published On: January 09, 2017 | Pages: 009 - 013

Author(s): Zupancic-Cepic L*, Eder J, Schmid-Schwap M and Piehslinger E
Tumor surgery in the orofacial region frequently requires resection of major parts of the jawbone and the adjacent facial and pharyngeal soft tissue resulting in large-scale hard and soft tissue defects. Consequences of such defects may include masticatory dysfunction, speech disturbances and swallowing problems as well as significant aesthetic impairment for the pati ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000039

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Using Regular Physical Exercise for the Management of Patients with Asthma

Published On: January 07, 2017 | Pages: 001 - 008

Author(s): Elissa M McDonald and Felix S F Ram*
Background: Regular physical activity increases physical fitness and lowers ventilation during mild and moderate exercise thereby reducing the likelihood of provoking exercise-induced asthma. Regular exercise may also reduce the perception of breathlessness through a number of mechanisms including strengthening respiratory muscles. ...
View Article DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000038