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Clinical Trials: Physiotherapy

Source: University of Melbourne
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a physiotherapy program reduces pain and improves disability and quality-of-life in people with chronic shoulder pain. The main study hypotheses are that (i) A 10-week physiotherapy treatment will result in significantly greater reductions in pain and disability than placebo treatment in individuals with chronic shoulder pain (ii) Improvements in pain and disability following a 10-week physiotherapy ... Read More
Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013
Source: University of British Columbia
Hypothesis: 1. Specific physiotherapy interventions will decrease pain, improve pelvic floor motor control, increase self efficacy, improve sexual function and decrease pain catastrophizing behaviour in women with provoked vulvar vestibulodynia. This study will look at specific physiotherapy treatment interventions to see if they decrease pain, improve pelvic floor motor control, increase self efficacy, improve sexual ... Read More
Last Updated: 16 Dec 2015
Source: University of Sao Paulo
Abdominal surgical procedures can increase risks of pulmonary complications.The aim of the study was to evaluate the benefits of an early intervention of chest physiotherapy during immediate post-operative in patients submitted to elective abdominal surgery. Read More
Last Updated: 15 Jan 2008
Source: Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
1. Therapeutic exercise, especially stretch exercise and joint mobilization, remain the mainstay of conservative treatment of frozen shoulder. 1. Nevertheless, shoulder pain during the physiotherapy reduces the treatment effect. 2. Manipulation or arthroscopic release under general anesthesia may avoid pain during the intervention; however, increased risk of humeral shaft fracture and failure of release of ... Read More
Last Updated: 26 Oct 2016
Source: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with spondyloarthritis are more satisfied with a physiotherapy-led outpatient clinic than usual care and whether there is a difference between patients in a physiotherapy-led outpatient clinic and those in usual care regarding disease activity, function and mobility. Read More
Last Updated: 24 Jan 2017
Source: Meir Medical Center
The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the pain relief and daily functioning improve, in patients suffering of Osteoarthritis of knee, with HOT/COLD/ Electro therapy during physiotherapy treatment Read More
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2012
Source: NHS Lothian
Bronchiectasis is a chronic chest condition which causes a persistent cough and frequent chest infections. One of the main forms of treatment is chest physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is thought to improve cough and help clear the airways of sticky sputum. Traditionally, physiotherapy techniques can be awkward, but recently a new device (a simple mouthpiece, called the Acapella device) has been developed to make physiotherapy practise easier. This study aims to ... Read More
Last Updated: 30 Mar 2011
Source: NHS Lothian
The aim of our study is to ascertain whether chest physiotherapy + pulmonary rehabilitation is more efficacious than chest physiotherapy alone. The outcomes that will be used to assess effectiveness are relevant in terms of the direct benefit on the patient's health related quality of life. PLANNED STUDY: This randomized study will compare 8 weeks chest physiotherapy with 8 weeks chest physiotherapy plus pulmonary rehabilitation. Read More
Last Updated: 03 Nov 2011
Source: University of Bergen
The aim is to examine the effect of Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy (NPMP) in employees with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain compared to employees receiving Cognitive Patient Education in combination with active individual physiotherapy (COPE-PT) on pain, function, quality of life and sick-leave Read More
Last Updated: 11 May 2016
Source: Bergen University College
Primary aim of this study is to investigate wether an evidence-based physiotherapy regimen is more effective than standard care in patients referred for arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder. It is hypothesized that a multimodal physiotherapy regimen will relieve pain, improve shoulder function and reduce the need for subacromial decompression surgery of the shoulder compared to standard care/wait and see controls. Read More
Last Updated: 29 Jun 2016
Source: Hospices Civils de Lyon
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of anoperineal physiotherapy in adjunction to standard medical treatment on symptoms and quality of life of adults with anal incontinence, in comparison with standard treatment alone. A total of 443 patients will be randomized to 2 groups: standard care (medical treatment) alone or standard care associated with anoperineal physiotherapy. Outcome measures include the patient own view of the effectiveness of ... Read More
Last Updated: 17 Sep 2013
Source: Universidad de Granada
Pleural effusion and the complexity of diagnosis and treatment make planning and delivering care challenging. Respiratory physiotherapy is recommended, and should be applied during the first weeks of treatment.The aim of the present study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a respiratory physiotherapy protocol in patients with Pleural Effusion who attended a University Hospital. Read More
Last Updated: 19 Dec 2012
Source: University of Ulster
The purpose of this trial is to investigate the effectiveness of an evidence based exercise program for shoulder impingement. Approximately 1% of adults consult their General Practitioner (GP) with shoulder pain each year, making it the third most common reason for musculoskeletal GP consultations in the UK. A further 50% of these patients are diagnosed with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) (shoulder impingement syndrome) and commonly referred for ... Read More
Last Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Source: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare disease, caused by impairment of the motile cilia. Patients present with chronic upper and lower respiratory tract infections. The therapy is mainly supportive and based on that of cystic fibrosis. Chest physiotherapy is one of the cornerstones of the therapy, however the influence of chest physiotherapy on lung function (short term and long term) is not clear. For interpretation of longitudinal lung function data ... Read More
Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013
Source: AG Clinic
This study evaluates the effectiveness of physiotherapy program in the treatment of cluster headaches. Half of participants will receive a program of physiotherapy and usual drugs, while the other will receive an exercise program and usual drugs. Read More
Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015
Source: Real Fundación Victoria Eugenia
Although arthropathy is a serious problem in patients with hemophilia due to the associated morbidity and incapacity, to the best of the investigators knowledge, no studies have looked at the effect of educational physiotherapy for its clinical improvement. This contribution presents the results of educational physiotherapy program applied for 15 weeks with home exercises - in patients with hemophilic arthropathy. After treatment, experimental group showed ... Read More
Last Updated: 05 Jul 2016
Source: Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust
The experiences of learning from paediatric physiotherapists were explored through unstructured interviews applying Colazzi's method to interpret the data. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, six parents responsible for a physiotherapy home programme for their child were selected through convenience sampling. The purpose of this study was to obtain rich and valid information that could be analysed. The phenomenon of their learning experiences was ... Read More
Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014
Source: South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust
The investigators wish to establish on a small scale the effectiveness of adding the physiotherapy programme developed by Jean-Pierre Bleton to the present standard treatment for cervical dystonia with a view to undertaking a larger UK-wide trial looking at overall cost-effectiveness. Specifically, the investigators wish to establish: 1. Whether this specific physiotherapy program for cervical dystonia improves patient outcomes in terms of neck ... Read More
Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013
Source: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency on-call respiratory physiotherapy cover for children in intensive care is frequently provided by physiotherapists who ordinarily work in non-respiratory areas. This has produced concerns about the safety and efficacy of on-call treatments and is widely recognised as an important clinical governance issue affecting services throughout the National Health Service (NHS). The aim of this study is to investigate whether emergency on-call respiratory ... Read More
Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Source: University of Melbourne
The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effect of physiotherapy on impairments and health-related quality of life in people with a painful osteoporotic spinal fracture. It is hypothesised that physiotherapy will reduce impairments and improve quality of life in this patient group. Read More
Last Updated: 11 Mar 2008
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