Dr. Malik

August 17, 2019

Study: TENS Can Help Improve Ankle Range Of Motion

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 introduced transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) as a new method for preventing and treating joint […]
August 17, 2019

Study: A RCT on the Effects of Low-Dose Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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 randomly assigned to 2 groups. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in the experimental group received low-dose ESWT for […]
August 17, 2019

If You Have An Arm Fracture (Distal Radial) You May Want To Do This

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 in addition to a physical therapy treatment in patients with distal radius fracture. DESIGN: A […]
August 3, 2019

The Effect of Timing of Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain on Health Services Utilization: A Systematic Review.

Full text can be found here.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul;100(7):1324-1338. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.025. Epub 2019 Jan 24. Arnold E1, La Barrie J2, DaSilva L2, Patti M2, Goode A3, Clewley D2. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: To synthesize literature about the effect of early physical therapy (PT) for acute low back pain (LBP) on subsequent health services utilization (HSU), compared to delayed PT or usual care. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (MEDLINE, […]
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