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A critical appraisal of "Effects of 12-week core stabilization exercise on the Cobb angle and lumbar muscle strength"
This critical appraisal identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the "Effects of 12-week core stabilization exercise on the Cobb angle and lumbar muscle strength of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis." In order to ...
A critical appraisal of "Effects of two exercise protocols on postural balance of elderly women: a randomized controlled trial"
This study compares the effects of Pilates and PNF in enhancing balance in an elderly female population. Elderly women (60-80 years of age) from a church in Teresina were randomly placed into a group of either PNF, Pilates, ...
A critical appraisal of "Cryotherapy for acute ankle sprains: a randomised controlled study of two different icing protocols"
Critically appraising an article is important to ensure that the authors were as valid and reliable as possible. This critical appraisal picks apart an article entitled, "Cryotherapy for acute ankle sprains: a randomised ...
A critical appraisal of "Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Outcomes of Laser Therapy, Ultrasound Therapy, and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
This is an appraisal of an article analyzing the effectiveness of laser therapy, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and ultrasound in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. This article was chosen for appraisal because it ...
A critical appraisal of "Effectiveness of dry needling versus a classical physiotherapy program in patients with chronic low-back pain: a single-blind, randomized, controlled trial".
Abstract: This critical appraisal looks into an article that studied the effect of dry needling on trigger point pain in the low back. This study is of interest to the physical therapy world due to the prevalence of low ...
A critical appraisal of "Effect of Lumbar Stabilization and Dynamic Lumbar Strengthening Exercises in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain"
This critical appraisal addresses the article "Effect of Lumbar Stabilization and Dynamic Lumbar Strengthening Exercises in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain" and its ability to answer clinical questions related to ...
A critical appraisal of "Conservative Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: a 2-Year Follow-Up"
This article is a critical appraisal of a 1997 article titled "Conservative Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: a 2-Year Follow-Up." It explains what the study involved and how it is applicable to modern physical therapy.
A critical appraisal of "Hydrotherapy Versus Conventional Land-Based Exercise for the Management of Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Clinical Trial".
Within this critical appraisal, the background information of a study regarding hydrotherapy versus land-based methods for management of osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain, the strengths and weaknesses of each section, and ...
A Critical Appraisal of "Vaginal Cone for Postmenopausal Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence; Randomized, Controlled Trial"
This term paper attempts to answer a clinical question involving vaginal cones and pelvic floor muscle testing (PFMT). More specifically, which of these would be most impactful on stress urinary incontinence and should be ...
A Critical Appraisal of "Surgery versus Physical Therapy for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis"
"Surgery versus Physical Therapy for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis" effectively employs a randomized, controlled trial and uses credible outcome measures and statistical analyses. Current literatures from primary ...