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.
Role of Physiotherapy in Cancer-Related Fatigue in Cancer Survivors - A Narrative Review
Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common problems experienced by 70% of cancer patients during and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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.
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.
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).
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