ERA

Physical Therapy

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  1. Identification of Favourable Prognostic Factors

    Title: Identification of Favourable Prognostic Factors
    Creator: Simon Grange
    Description: Explore the potential for formalizing non-operative therapeutic approaches as part of a holistic approach to musculoskeletal care
    Subjects: Non-Operative Management, Rotator Cuff Tears
  2. An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population

    Title: An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population
    Creator: Lingham A,
    Description: “When can I return to driving?” is commonly asked by rehabilitating patients in orthopaedic clinics. Without definitive guidelines, patients may wait longer to drive, causing adverse social and economic effects. Determining peak emergency braking abilities in a healthy cohort may enable a better understanding of patients return to normal braking fitness
    Subjects: Braking, Brake Pedal, Healthy
  3. Parents’ perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication implementation: A critical literature review

    Title: Parents’ perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication implementation: A critical literature review
    Creator: McCargar, Kelly
    Description: Abstract Introduction. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is used by many children with communication impairments. Current research suggests that approximately 1/3 of prescribed AAC devices are being abandoned due to poor implementation and lack of family commitment. Aim. The purpose of this critical literature review is to understand the quality of evidence regarding parents’ perspectives on AAC implementation and the impact of AAC implementation across the lifespan. Methods. A critical literature review has been conducted using the McMaster Critical Literature Review protocols and the National Health and Medical Research Council Levels of Evidence. Findings. 8 articles were reviewed and varying levels of evidence was revealed. 4 studies were considered to have good evidence, 1 fair, and 3 poor. Implications. The findings from the studies reviewed limit the generalizability to a greater population. The findings can however, suggest areas for growth in AAC practice.
    Subjects: Critical Literature review, Augmentative and alternative communication, Occupational therapy, Perspectives, parents, quantitative, qualitative
    Date Created: 2012/05/25
  4. Disability Management of Injured Workers: A Best Practices Resource Guide for Physical Therapists

    Title: Disability Management of Injured Workers: A Best Practices Resource Guide for Physical Therapists
    Creator: Lowe, Audrey
    Description: This project is a collaborative venture between four stakeholder groups in the physical therapy profession. Representatives from education, regulation, practice and a payer organization came together to develop a resource guide intended to support physical therapists in the treatment of injured workers. During the development of the guide it became apparent that this model of disability management has broad application to all injured workers, regardless of the funding system. However it is written with a focus on return to work as a primary goal of rehabilitation.The project partners believe this guide contains physical therapy best practices as we know them today, with the understanding that such documents are always a work in progress.This guide and supporting appendix will be updated and refined over time.
    Subjects: compensation, injured workers, physical therapy, work disability prevention, rehabilitation
    Date Created: 2006
  5. Does Prism Adaptation Therapy Improve Performance in Daily Activities for Persons with Unilateral Neglect: A Critical Literature Review

    Title: Does Prism Adaptation Therapy Improve Performance in Daily Activities for Persons with Unilateral Neglect: A Critical Literature Review
    Creator: Langer, Stephanie
    Description: Abstract Background: Unilateral neglect is a common condition following brain injury and is associated with poor functional outcomes. Prism adaptation is a promising intervention in the treatment of unilateral neglect, however previous research has not focused on how prism adaptation affects performance in everyday activities. Purpose: The purpose of this critical literature review is to understand the strength of evidence regarding the functional benefit of prism adaptation for persons with unilateral neglect. Methods: A critical literature review was done to identify relevant research, and all pertinent articles were evaluated using McMaster University Critical Review forms to determine the quality of evidence. Findings: Ten research studies, including 5 randomized control trials, met the inclusion/exclusion criteria for this review. On average, the methodological quality of evidence was moderate strength, and ranged from weak to strong. Despite the limitations of the articles, the evidence suggests prism adaptation is a promising intervention for improving performance in daily activities for persons with unilateral neglect. Implications: Further research is needed to identify best practices with regards to prism adaptation and unilateral neglect. It is important to translate evidence from research into clinical practice. Occupational therapy offers unique models, skills, and expertise in the assessment and treatment of unilateral neglect.
    Subjects: critical review, function, Unilateral neglect, activities of daily living, prism adaptation
    Date Created: 2012/05/25
  6. Exercise interventions for upper-limb dysfunction due to breast cancer treatment

    Title: Exercise interventions for upper-limb dysfunction due to breast cancer treatment
    Creator: McNeely ML
    Subjects: Joint Diseases, Range of Motion, Articular, Shoulder Joint, Upper Extremity, Lymphedema, Exercise Therapy, Recovery of Function, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Breast Neoplasms, Time Factors, Postoperative Complications
    Date Created: 2010
  7. An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population

    Title: An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population
    Creator: Lingham A,
    Description: “When can I return to driving?” is commonly asked by rehabilitating patients in orthopaedic clinics. Without definitive guidelines, patients may wait longer to drive, causing adverse social and economic effects. Determining peak emergency braking abilities in a healthy cohort may enable a better understanding of patients return to normal braking fitness
    Subjects: Healthy, Brake Pedal, Braking
    Date Created: 2012/05/19