Category Archive : Research

A recent study titled: Group education, night splinting and home exercises reduce conversion to surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome: a multicentre randomized trial was published in the April 2020 edition of Physiotherapy. In it the authors found that a therapist-led program helped to reduce the chances of requiring surgery to alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome. This…

Tinnitus refers to ringing in the ears. Tinnitus is present in about 20% of the population, and is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Some causes of tinnitus include: Hearing loss Exposure to loud noise Stress and anxiety Ear Infections Joint dysfunction For the last condition, dysfunction of the tempomandibular joint can cause tinnitus….

A recent randomized control trial in the BMC Sports Sciences, Medicine and Rehabilitation journal showed the benefits of using kinesiotape to help reduce ACL injuries. The study consisted of randomly applying kinesiotape to 20 study participants. The participants were then asked to perform a drop vertical jump. It was found that the participants who had…

A recent study published in the Journal Of Foot And Ankle Research 2019 found that nearly 20% of people over the age of 55 suffered from foot and ankle pain. A detailed survey of 16,222 people over the age of 55 was conducted to examine the prevalence of joint pain. It was found that approximately…

Download A Copy Of The Study Here Abstract Background Few studies have investigated the effects of mobilization with movement (MWM) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared to other procedures. Sham procedures are generally more appropriate control than using no or usual treatments. Moreover, studies investigating the widespread hypoalgesic effects of MWM in patients with…

GERD a Risk Factor for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders By Reuters Staff August 24, 2019 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with a nearly three-fold increased risk of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), according to a new case-control study. “We found that symptomatic GERD is associated with painful chronic TMD, and somatization, anxiety and undermined…

Abstract Background Patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) are susceptible to joint contracture and diminished range of motion. This is due to immobility as well as other underlying factors such as brain damage. Joint contracture causes functional disorders thereby diminishing the quality of life of patients following the intensive care period. Recent studies have…

OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of low-dose extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on osteoarthritis knee pain, lower limb function, and cartilage alteration for patients with knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial with placebo control. SETTING: Outpatient physical therapy clinics within a hospital network. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible volunteers (N=63) with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade II or III) were…

According to a recent study in the July 19, 2019 edition of the Clinic Rehabilitation Journal, adding a scapular exercise program to a patient who has a distal radial fracture can provide a significant benefit towards their recovery. Here are the details of the study: OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a scapular exercise programme…