Some books available in the library

  • Cardiovascular / respiratory physiotherapy
  • Cash textbook of general and medical and surgical conditions for physiotherapists
  •  Musculoskeletal physiotherapy: clinical science and evidence based practice
  •  Physiotherapy for burns and plastic reconstruction of  the hand
  • Physiotherapy for children
  • Physiotherapy in  orthopaedics : a problem solving approach
  • Physiotherapy in respiratory care: an evidence based approach
  • Practical evidence based physiotherapy
  • Recent advances in physiotherapy
  • Tidy’s Physiotherapy

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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Full-text not available)

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Objective: To determine whether self-efficacy (SE) mediates or moderates the relationship between motor ability at pretest and functional use of the affected arm at posttest in task-related training for stroke.Design: Retrospective, observational cohort study.Setting: Outpatient rehabilitation settings.Participants: Eighty patients with chronic stroke.Interventions: The training was delivered to the participants for 60 to 90 minutes/session, 3 to 5 sessions/week for 4 to 6 weeks. The training involved specific robot-assisted, mirror, or combined therapy, followed by functional task practice for approximately 30 minutes in each session.
Author: Hui-Ing Ma, Pei-Hsuan Hung, Szu-Hung Lin, I-Ching Chuang, Ching-Yi Wu
I read with great interest the article by Dr. Maiko Yagi and colleagues1. The authors utilized a robust population-based database and provided an evidence that the amount of rehabilitation for patients received mechanical ventilation (MV) could influence the subsequent mortality and liberation from MV. The findings were critical since it filled in the knowledge gap and argued that not only “early” but also “enough” mobility could be highly treated for acute patients previously received MV.
Author: Kevin Shuo Yan Gau
To describe the effect of robotic locomotor training (RLT) and activity-based training (ABT) on cardiovascular indices during various physiological perturbations in individuals with SCI.
Author: R.W. Evans, C. Shackleton, S. West, W. Derman, HG L. Rauch, E. Baalbergen, Y. Albertus
We would like to congratulate Dr. Bae and the team for their recently published article titled “Proximal vs Distal Approach of Ultrasound-guided Suprascapular Nerve Block for Patients With Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder: Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial”.1 In the randomized controlled trial, they examined the effectiveness of proximal suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) compared with the traditional suprascapular notch block for patients with adhesive capsulitis. Their result revealed that the proximal approach yields better short-term pain relief than the distal approach.
Author: Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu
Investigate frequency and consequences of wheelchair repairs, looking at the relationship to usage, components, out-of-pocket costs, number of days impacting the user, and factors associated with the need for repairs or consequences.
Author: Lynn A. Worobey, Allen W. Heinemann, Kim D. Anderson, Denise Fyffe, Trevor A. Dyson-Hudson, Theresa Berner, Michael L. Boninger
On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the United States.1 In response, the CDC issued a guidance on ensuring hand hygiene, avoiding large gatherings, and practicing social distancing. In March, April, and May, 42 states and territories issued mandatory stay-at-home orders, which resulted in a significant increase in unemployment across the country.2 Analyzing employment trends during the pandemic is important not only to understand the economic impact of the pandemic on persons with disabilities but also for providing information that employment service providers, social insurance programs, and income support programs can use to better serve this population in the months and years to come.
Author: Andrew J. Houtenville, Shreya Paul, Debra L. Brucker
Objective: To identify patient-reported outcome measurements (PROMs) for intermittent self-catheterization (ISC) users, critically assess and summarize the quality of the measurement properties, and describe the application scenarios on each instrument.Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, Medline, PsycINFO and relevant reference lists were systematically searched until December 2019 (updated May 2020).Study selection: Two reviewers independently identified original English language publications that evaluated the psychometric properties of specific PROMs used in ISC patients.
Author: Xue Wang, Xiaona Cao, Jialin Li, Cuiyu Deng, Ting Wang, Li Fu, Qing Zhang
To determine if the addition of a brief psychologically-informed video to traditional physical therapy influenced function (primary aim), pain, and psychological beliefs (secondary aims) among adolescents with patellofemoral pain (PFP).
Author: Mitchell Selhorst, Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, Laura Schmitt, Jessica Hoehn
To determine if functional measures of ambulation can be accurately classified using clinical measures, demographics, personal, psychosocial, and environmental factors (PPEF), and limb accelerations (LA) obtained during sleep, among individuals with chronic, motor incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) in an effort to guide future, longitudinal predictions models.
Author: Stephanie K. Rigot, Michael L. Boninger, Dan Ding, Gina McKernan, Edelle C. Field-Fote, Jeanne Hoffman, Rachel Hibbs, Lynn A. Worobey
Thank you for your interest in our study and for raising a question about the definition of rehabilitation amount that is relevant to our work.1
Author: Maiko Yagi, Kojiro Morita, Teruyuki Koyama, Junko Fujitani, Hideo Yasunaga

British Journal of Sports Medicine ( Full Text available for some articles)

Author: Grant, L.
Author: Collins, J., Maughan, R. J., Gleeson, M., Bilsborough, J., Jeukendrup, A., Morton, J. P., Phillips, S. M., Armstrong, L. E., Burke, L. M., Close, G. L., Duffield, R., Larson-Meyer, E., Louis, J., Medina, D., Meyer, F., Rollo, I., Sundgot-Borgen, J. K., Wall, B., Boullosa, B., Dupont, G., Lizarraga, A., Res, P., Bizzini, M., Castagna, C., Cowie, C. M., D'Hooghe, M., Geyer, H., Meyer, T., Papadimitiou, N., Vouillamoz, M., McCall, A.
Author: Taylor, A., Taylor, R. S., Ingram, W., Dean, S. G., Jolly, K., Mutrie, N., Lambert, J., Yardley, L., Streeter, A., Greaves, C., McAdam, C., Price, L., Anokye, N. K., Campbell, J.

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International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (Full-text available via NHS Athens)

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New zealand Journal of Physiotherapy (Full-text available via NHS Athens)

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Physical Therapy (Full-text available via NHS Athens)

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Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (Full-text available via NHS Athens after 18 months)

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