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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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) prove to be beneficial in short- term intervention in adults with plantar fasciitis. It is important and necessary to conduct a meta-analysis to make a relatively more credible and o...

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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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2020-03-26 Research Article

Neuroanatomical profile of hemineglect in patient’s body image modification

Maurizio Falso* and Eleonora Cattaneo Psy


Background: NSU is generally caused by right cerebral hemisphere lesions with a preeminent localization on the frontoparietal lobe.

Aim: To assess the correlation between the typology and the brain lesion site and the consensual con...

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2019-07-24 Research Article

Rehabilitation of hearing by cochlear implantation

Abdelaziz Raji*, Houda Mounji, Youssef Rochdi, Hassan Nouri and Mehdi Elfakiri


Background: Cochlear implants (CI) are nowadays a widely accepted treatment for sensorineural hearing loss SNHL.

Aim: This study aimed to describe the epidemiological characteristics and the surgical approach and to evaluate the out...

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2019-05-23 Research Article

Postural and Kynematic effect of a new custom-made foot insole called “Prodynamic” in a cohort of patients affected by extrapiramidal disease

Maurizio Falso*, Matilde Grillo, Anna Righetti, Franco Lopa, Lisa Rocco and Emanuela Facchi


Background: The use of a custom-made orthotic plantar device is referenced as a true sensor-motor facilitation tool for the control of the postural orthostatic and orthodynamic position in patients with Parkinson’s disease.


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