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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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