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Investigation of the Immediate Effects of the Facilitated Oscillatory Release Technique versus the Traditional Posterolateral Glide on Internal Rotation Range of the Asymptomatic Shoulder: A Pilot Study
Background & Purpose: The Facilitated Oscillatory Release Technique (FORT), or “harmonics,” may be used in the treatment of shoulder injuries. Little evidence exists to support its use in physical therapy. The purpose of ...
A critical appraisal of "The effect of ankle bracing on knee kinetics and kinematics during volleyball-specific tasks"
The research question being researched is "For high school and college volleyball players, what is the effect of wearing ankle braces on ACL tears as opposed to not wearing ankle braces?" Out of 3 different search databases, ...
Critical Appraisal of "Menstrual Cycle, Sex Hormones, and Anterior Cruciate Ligament"
Critical appraisal of 'anterior cruciate ligament, sex hormones and menstrual cycle' article.
A critical appraisal of "Combined Exercise and Motivation Program: Effect on the Compliance and Level of Disability of Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
Researchers and clinicians agree that therapeutic exercise is a critical tool in decreasing pain and disability. It is particularly difficult however, to motivate patients to complete an exercise treatment program even if ...
A critical appraisal of "Effects of Deep AND superficial heating in the Management of Frozen Shoulder"
Adhesive capsulitis is a condition that results in the pain and tightening of the shoulder capsule, greatly limiting ROM for as long as 4 years. In this literature, it was examined whether heat application for frozen ...
A critical appraisal of "A School-Based Injury Prevention Program to Reduce Sport Injury Risk and Improve Healthy Outcomes in Youth: A Pilot Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial"
Introduction: With an evidence-based approach in medicine, one must utilize critical analysis of scientific literature to effectively determine its potential application. This critical appraisal focuses on a specific article ...
Critical Appraisal of "Effects of an Interactive Computer Game Exercise Regimen on Balance Impairment in Frail Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
Fulfilling a requirement for a Doctor of Physical Therapy Evidence Based Practice course, as well as answering a clinical question regarding the use of interactive video gaming for older adults with balance issues, the ...
A Critical Appraisal of "Effectiveness of a Neuromuscular and Proprioceptive Training Program in Preventing the Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Athletes"
Over a course of 10 weeks, this term paper was developed, step-by-step, and concluded in this critical appraisal. The idea of evidence-based practice was brought to first year PT students, and this paper is one of the ...
A critical appraisal of "Who May Benefit from Robotic- Assisted Gait Training? A Randomized Clinical Trial in Patients with Subacute Stroke"
Robotic rehabilitation is an understudied option for treatment due to such high costs and unknown results for hemiplegic stroke patients. This critical appraisal aims to analyze an article that experimented with the outcomes ...
A critical appraisal of "Improved Walking Capacity and Muscle Strength After Functional Power-Training in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy"
Spastic Cerebral Palsy (CP) can increase lower-limb spasticity, decrease strength, and result in the loss in sensitivity therefore affecting a child's walking capacity and muscle strength compared to typical developing ...