Physiotherapy or 'Physical Therapy' is a health care profession which assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness. Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnos… Readmore

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2021-02-15 Research Article


FITT-CORRECT: Updated dynamic and evidence-based principle of exercise prescription

Shambhu P Adhikari*, Jarugool Tretriluxana, Rubee Dev, Emily Eglitis, Nistha Shrestha and Cheryl Kerfeld


Objective: The FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) principle is an effective foundation in EP. However, the CORRECT components; C–Combination of interventions, O–Order of the Interventions, R–Repetitions, R–Rest period between sets and between …

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2021-02-10 Research Article


Prospective study of pain and psychological symptoms of first-year university students

Airi Oksanen*, Katri Laimi, Eliisa Löyttyniemi and Kristina Kunttu


Background: Even if pain and psychological symptoms experienced by university students are common, the prognosis of these symptoms is unknown.
Objective: To examine the incidence and the outcome of frequent musculoskeletal and psychological symptoms in a 4-year follow-…

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2020-12-03 Research Article


Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation and over-ground walking task on functional mobility and quality of life of stroke survivors

Caleb A Adeagbo*, Caleb AO Gbiri And Olajide A Olawale


Introduction: High proportion of stroke survivors have impaired functional mobility and decrease in overall quality of life (QoL). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (non-invasive brain stimulation) and over-ground walking task (OGWT) (functional task-oriented tra…

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2020-10-21 Research Article


Lower-body negative pressure/ergometer exercise in bed rest: Effects on female orthostatic tolerance

Linjie Wang*, Zhili Li, Cheng Tan, Huijuan Wang, Xiangjie Zhou, Siyang He, Peng Zou and Yinghui Li

Introduction: Alternatively using gradient lower-body negative pressure (LBNP) and ergometer exercise (LBNP + ergo) under a flight schedule framework was explored to detect its orthostatic capacity maintenance effects in female subjects after 15 days of -6° head-down bed rest (HDBR).

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2020-09-15 Research Article


Comparison of muscle activation of 3 different hip belt squat techniques

Colleen N Gulick* and Dawn T Gulick


The purpose of this study was to differentiate between muscular activity of three different types of belt squats (SquatMax-MD, Pit Shark and Monster Rhino) and the muscle activation of the rectus femoris, vastus medialis oblique, gluteus maximus, and gluteus medius. Fourteen …

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2020-07-30 Research Article


Short term effectiveness of extra corporeal shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis: A systemic review and meta-analysis

Rayan Mohammed Al Fadani, Ibrahim Bin Hamza Al Tobaigy and Mohammed Amjad Khan*


Background: The argument on whether extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) is beneficial in short- term intervention in adults with plantar fasciitis. It is important and necessary to conduct a meta-analysis to make a comparatively more reliable and overall assessment of th…

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2020-07-13 Research Article


Physical activity and health-related quality of life among physiotherapists in Hebron/West Bank

Mouath D Abushkadim, Akram Amro and Muntaser S Ahmad*


Introduction: Physical activity (PA) directly affects Health-related quality of life. The aim of the study was to establish the relationship between physical activity levels of physiotherapists and their physical activity promotion strategies. in Hebron- West…

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2020-07-09 Research Article


Determination of body image perception and life satisfaction in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Sevil Biçer* and Gökçe Demir


Objective: This descriptive study was conducted in order to determine body image perception and life satisfaction of individuals undergoing hemodialysis treatment.

Material and methods: The population of the study consisted of indiv…

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2020-06-08 Short Communication


A trial of conservative care for restoring scapular dyskinesis: A clinical series

S Thiruvarangan*, P Srigrishna and B Thileebphan


The shoulder is the greatest movable joint in the human body. Its anatomical design allows a wide range of motion in all directions, leading to an insubstantial balance between stability and mobility. Conservative treatments are suggested by a number of authors for restoring …

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2020-05-18 Short Communication


Contemporary learning or E-Learning in physiotherapy, pre and post COVID-19: Short communication

Mohammed Suhail*, Sharath C and Akhil Mathew

Since December 2019, an outbreak of novel corona virus disease was reported in Wuhan, which has subsequently affected more than 160 countries worldwide. The ongoing outbreak has been declared as a pandemic by WHO, a global public health emergency. Several countries are successfully fighting with …

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