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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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 outcomes of our expe...

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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.

Aim: To outline the...

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2019-05-22 Research Article

Kinesio taping in patients with shoulder impingement

Sorin P*, Ramirez FJ, Joly A, Patino O and Terrasa S

Study Design: Prospective Observational Study

Background: Physical therapy is one of the primary treatment options for these patients, however, we were unable to identify previously published research that objectively assesses the impact of taping o...

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2019-04-23 Research Article

Effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound and kinesio tape in treatment of tennis elbow

Hamza Shaheen, Azzam Alarab* and Muntaser S Ahmad

Objective: To investigate the effect of kinesio tape and therapeutic ultrasound on pain and hand grip strength associated with tennis elbow.

Material and Methods: Twenty male and female patients with age from 20-50 years suffering from lateral epico...

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2019-01-18 Research Article

TRIA-MF protocol as an innovative tool in the comprehensive treatment and outcome evaluation of lower limb amputees before and after prosthesis use

Maurizio Falso*, Silvia Zani, Eleonora Cattaneo, Marco Zucchini and Franco Zucchini

Background: A structured multidisciplinary team is very important during every phase of the amputation process and a good communicative team guarantees a greater tranquility for the patient, thanks to more homogenous information, that is already discussed between the clinician...

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2018-12-11 Research Article

Influence of an integrated rehabilitative treatment on the modification of body representation in patients affected by Unilateral Spatial Neglect

Maurizio Falso*, Michela Delpero and Eleonora Cattaneo

Background: In line with the so-called “embodiment concept”, human bodily experience is characterized by the immediate feeling that our body is localized in a certain position in space and that the self is localized within these body limits.


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2018-11-02 Prospective

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): Clinical successes and failures to date

Gad Alon

Non-invasive electrical stimulation in the form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been documented as an optional assessment and treatment technology for decades.In contrast, translation of the robust clinical evidence supporting the ...

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2018-06-04 Research Article

Perceptive and Rehabilitative Muscle Recruitment Facilitation Secondary to the use of a Dynamic and Asymmetric Spine Brace in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

Maurizio Falso*, Laura Forti, Silvia Iezzi, Gloria Cottali, Eleonora Cattaneo, Marco Zucchini and Franco Zucchini

Background: Supporting our adolescent people in realizing his/her self ability to reorganize and to establish a cross-linked paraspinal muscle control can be considered the most effective approach for muscle rehabilitation in adolescents affected by “AIS. Aim of this stu...

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2018-05-29 Review Article

Physical benefits of (Salah) prayer - Strengthen the faith and fitness

Ghazal Kamran*

The Physical benefits of Islamic prayer on the human body are discussed in this article. The act of prayer requires the worshiper to move through several distinct bodily postures while reciting a specific supplication. Salah involves a certain level of physical activity which includes sta...

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2018-04-27 Research Article

Biomechanical analysis of Sit-To- Walk movement in Parkinson’s patients

Moataz M El Semary*, Nawal A Abou Shady, Hayam Mahmoud Sayed and Mohamed El Said Al Awaady

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ankle-knee-hip interaction during sit-to-walk (STW) movement and clinical functional abilities of the lower limbs in Parkinson’s patients.

Methods: Twenty male patients, ages ranged from 55 to 70 ...

Read Full Article HTML DOI: 10.29328/journal.jnpr.1001019 Citation