Altered Sagittal- and Frontal-Plane Kinematics Following High-Intensity Stepping Training Versus Conventional Interventions in Subacute Stroke

high intensity stepping training subacute stroke
Phys Ther. 2017 Mar;97(3):320-329. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20160281. Epub 2016 Sep 15. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Common locomotor deficits observed in people poststroke include decreased speeds and abnormal kinematics, characterized by altered symmetry, reduced sagittal-plane joint excursions, and use of compensatory frontal-plane behaviors during the swing phase of gait. Conventional interventions utilized to...

Understanding the Relationship Between Physical Therapist Participation in Interdisciplinary Rounds and Hospital Readmission Rates: Preliminary Study

Physical Therapy Hospital Readmission Rates
Phys Ther. 2016 Nov;96(11):1705-1713. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150243. Epub 2016 May 19. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Providing patients with optimal discharge disposition and follow-up services could prevent unplanned readmissions. Despite their qualifications, physical therapists are rarely represented on the interdisciplinary team. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the relationship between the participation...

Ottawa Ankle Rules Review

ottawa ankle rules
Ottawa Ankle Rules Review Do I need an ankle x-ray? The ‘Ottawa Ankle Rules’ were established to help determine which patients require an x-ray following an ankle injury.  Ankle sprains are a very common occurrence, almost everyone will experience at some point in their lives.  Physiotherapists and Physicians are the primary health care practitioners sought when someone sustains an ankle...