Volume 3 Issue 1 - 2016 | Novel Physiotherapy Journal | 2455-5487

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Physiotherapy Effectiveness on Muscle Strength, Flexibility, Pain and Function in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Study objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness on muscle strength, flexibility, pain and function of a six-week physiotherapy treatment for patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome delivered in a district North-West Wales National Health Service Hospital.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000033

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Adaptation of Postural Reactions in Seated Positions and Influence of Head Posture when Exposed to a Single Sideway Perturbation: Relevance for Driving on Irregular Terrain

Background and objectives: Mechanical perturbations in seated positions caused by driving on irregular terrain destabilize the driver which, combined with the drivers' posture, may cause musculoskeletal disorders.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000031

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Validity of using elastic bands to measure knee extension strength in older adults

Background and objectives: Maximal strength assessment of knee extensors in older adults using elastic resistance bands have rarely been addressed even though resistance training using elastic bands have shown large effects on muscle strength in this group of people.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000030

Open Access Article Type: Review Article

The Efficacy of Laser Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of laser therapy (LT) for rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy in adults.
Methods: A literature search was conducted in four databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published until May 2014, comparing the efficacy of LT to any other intervention. RCTs' characteristics were extracted using a standardized form and the risk of bias was evaluated using the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool. Data were summarized qualitatively or quantitatively (meta-analysis).

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000029

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