Welcome to this month's issue of The Latest Specialties

Everyone at Physiopedia hopes you had a great world physical therapy day!

As with every September we welcome new physiotherapy students to our profession. They are about embark on an educational journey and to help them along the way, this month's special interest topic is all about education.

We hope that you find this issue useful and that you enjoy The Latest this month


Interview: Jacqueline Reznik & Joanne Morris

Jacqueline Reznik is co-author of the recently published Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists“, and has 50 years of experience working as a physiotherapist. She is a neurology specialist and in recent times she has worked as a lecturer in Australia and is now heavily involved in research. Make sure you watch this informative interview with Rachael and Jacqueline.

VR in Critical Care.

The Soothing Sea: A Virtual Coastal Walk Can Reduce Experienced and Recollected Pain is yet more evidence that perhaps we should be ready to embrace VR to bolster our clinical effectiveness. 
Correlation Between Exercise Capacity and Quality of Life in Patients With Cardiac Disease. Andersen KS, Laustsen S, Petersen AK. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
Reliability of the Shuttle Walk Test With Controlled Incremental Velocity in Patients With Difficult-to-Control Asthma. Costa IP, Dal Corso S, Borghi-Silva A, Peixoto F, Stirbulov R, Arena R, Cahalin LP, Malosá Sampaio LM. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
The role of nutritional support in the physical and functional recovery of critically ill patients: a narrative review. Bear DE, Wandrag L, Merriweather JL, Connolly B, Hart N, Grocott MPW; Enhanced Recovery After Critical Illness Programme Group (ERACIP) investigators. Crit Care. 2017 Aug 26;21(1):226. Open Access.
Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation for people with COPD: A qualitative study reporting the patient perspective. Lahham A, McDonald CF, Mahal A, Lee AL, Hill CJ, Burge AT, Cox NS, Moore R, Nicolson C, O'Halloran P, Gillies R, Holland AE. Chron Respir Dis. 2017 [Epub ahead of print].
Severely Impaired Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Patients With Recently Decompensated Systolic Heart Failure. Canada JM, Trankle CR, Buckley LF, Carbone S, Abouzaki NA, Kadariya D, Shah K, Cooke R, Kontos MC, Patel J, Mankad P, Schatz A, Bhatnagar A, Arena R, Van Tassell BW, Abbate A. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Clinical measures of balance in people with type two diabetes: A systematic literature review. Dixon CJ, Knight T, Binns E, Ihaka B, O'Brien D. Gait Posture. 2017 Aug 24;58:325-332. Open Access. 
Captivating a captive audience: a quality improvement project increasing participation in intradialytic exercise across five renal dialysis units. Abdulnassir L, Egas-Kitchener S, Whibley D, Fynmore T, Jones GD. Clin Kidney J. 2017 Aug;10(4):516-523. Open Access. 
Chronic Pain in People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Prevalence, Clinical and Psychological Implications. Lee AL, Goldstein RS, Brooks D. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2017 May 21;4(3):194-203. Open Access. 
A Patient-Centered Walking Program for COPD. O'Hoski S, Goldstein R. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2016 Oct 7;3(4):701-704. Open Access.
Mobilization of Mechanically Ventilated Patients in Switzerland. Sibilla A, Nydahl P, Greco N, Mungo G, Ott N, Unger I, Rezek S, Gemperle S, Needham DM, Kudchadkar SR. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 J [Epub ahead of print].
A decrease in the number and incidence of osteoporotic hip fractures among elderly individuals in Niigata, Japan, from 2010 to 2015. Imai N, Endo N, Shobugawa Y, Ibuchi S, Suzuki H, Miyasaka D, Sakuma M. J Bone Miner Metab. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
Effects of high intensity aerobic exercise on treadmill on maximum-expiratory lung capacity of elderly women. Park J, Han D. J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Aug;29(8):1454-1457.
Post-fall reporting in aged acute inpatient mental health units: an 18-month observational cohort study. Furness T, Mnatzaganian G, Garlick R, Ireland S, McKenna B, Hill KD. Int Psychogeriatr. 2017 Sep 4:1-10.
Identification of Characteristic Motor Patterns Preceding Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease Using Wearable Sensors. Palmerini L, Rocchi L, Mazilu S, Gazit E, Hausdorff JM, Chiari L. Front Neurol. 2017 Aug 14;8:394.
Identification of Characteristic Motor Patterns Preceding Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease Using Wearable Sensors Palmerini L, Rocchi L, Mazilu S, Gazit E, Hausdorff JM, Chiari L. Front Neurol. 2017 Aug 14;8:394.
Individual and institutional factors associated with functional disability in nursing home residents: An observational study with multilevel analysis. Serrano-Urrea R, Gómez-Rubio V, Palacios-Ceña D, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, García-Meseguer MJ. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 28;12(8):e0183945. Open Access.
Physiotherapy interventions for people with dementia and a hip fracture-a scoping review of the literature. Hall AJ, Lang IA, Endacott R, Hall A, Goodwin VA. Physiotherapy. 2017 Jan 24. pii: S0031-9406(17)30002-0. [Epub ahead of print].
Functional reach of older adults: normative reference values based on new and published data. Bohannon RW, Wolfson LI, White WB. Physiotherapy. 2017 Apr [Epub ahead of print].
Testing the Hip Abductor Muscle Strength of Older Persons Using a Handheld Dynamometer. Awwad DH, Buckley JD, Thomson RL, O'Connor M, Carbone TA, Chehade MJ. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2017 Sep;8(3):166-172.
Contributions to lateral balance control in ambulatory older adults. Sparto PJ, Newman AB, Simonsick EM, Caserotti P, Strotmeyer ES, Kritchevsky SB, Yaffe K, Rosano C; Health ABC Study. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Effects of Aqua-Lymphatic Therapy on Lower Extremity Lymphedema: A Randomized Controlled Study. Ergin G, Karadibak D, Sener HO, Gurpinar B. Lymphat Res Biol. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
Smartphone-Enabled Health Coaching Intervention (iMOVE) to Promote Long-Term Maintenance of Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a Feasibility Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Ritvo P, Obadia M, Santa Mina D, Alibhai S, Sabiston C, Oh P, Campbell K, McCready D, Auger L, Jones JM. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Aug 24;6(8):e165.
Diagnosis of Upper Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline From the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Levenhagen K, Davies C, Perdomo M, Ryans K, Gilchrist L. Phys Ther. 2017 Jul 1;97(7):729-745.
Resistance training reduces inflammation and fatigue and improves physical function in older breast cancer survivors. Serra MC, Ryan AS, Ortmeyer HK, Addison O, Goldberg AP. Menopause. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Impact of an educational program on the quality of life of patients with lymphedema: A preliminary evaluation. Blaise S, Satger B, Pernod G, Richaud C, Villemur B, Carpentier PH. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2017 Sep;5(5):715-722.e1.
Feasibility of a home-based exercise intervention with remote guidance for patients with stable grade II and III gliomas: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Gehring K, Kloek CJ, Aaronson NK, Janssen KW, Jones LW, Sitskoorn MM, Stuiver MM. Clin Rehabil. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
Physical activity and advanced cancer: the views of oncologyand palliative care physicians in Ireland. Sheill G, Guinan E, Neill LO, Hevey D, Hussey J. Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Participation in water-exercising long-term after breast cancersurgery: Experiences of significant factors for continuing exercising as a part of cancer rehabilitation. Enblom A, Lindquist H, Bergmark K.Eur J Cancer Care. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Effects of a randomized weight loss intervention trial in obese adolescents on tibia and radius bone geometry and volumetric density. Kelley JC, Stettler-Davis N, Leonard MB, Hill D, Wrotniak BH, Shults J, Stallings VA, Berkowitz R, Xanthopoulos MS, Prout-Parks E, Klieger SB, Zemel BS. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
The Feasibility and Validity of Body-Worn Sensors to Supplement Timed Walking Tests for Children with Neurological Conditions. Sivarajah L, Kane KJ, Lanovaz J, Bisaro D, Oates A, Ye M, Musselman KE. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Sep 7:1-11. [Epub ahead of print].
Unusual association of elbow dislocation with humeral biepicondylar fracture in a child: A case report and review of literature. Agrawal P, Das S, Gupta V, Arora S. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2017 Aug;8(Suppl 1):S41-S44.
A comparison of the function, activity and participation and quality of life between down syndrome children and typically developing children. Jung HK, Chung E, Lee BH. J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Aug;29(8):1377-1380.
Physical and Psychosocial Characteristics of Current Child Dancers and Nondancers With Systemic Joint Hypermobility: A Descriptive Analysis. Nicholson LL, Adams R, Tofts L, Pacey V. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Sep 4:1-28.
Comics as an educational tool for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Mendelson A, Rabinowicz N, Reis Y, Amarilyo G, Harel L, Hashkes PJ, Uziel Y. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2017 Sep 2;15(1):69. Open Access.
Autism Intervention Every Day! Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families. Fletcher J, Kennedy ET. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Sep 1:1-2.
Caregivers' education vs rhinopharyngeal clearance in children with upper respiratory infections: impact on children's health outcomes. Alexandrino AS, Santos R, Melo C, Bastos JM, Postiaux G. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Aug 28. doi: 10.1007/s00431-017-3003-z. [Epub ahead of print].
Understanding participation of children with cerebral palsy in family and recreational activities. Alghamdi MS, Chiarello LA, Palisano RJ, McCoy SW. Res Dev Disabil. 2017 Oct;69:96-104.
Regenerate bone fracture rate following femoral lengthening in paediatric patients.
Burke NG, Cassar-Gheiti AJ, Tan J, McHugh G, O'Neil BJ, Noonan M, Moore D. J Child Orthop. 2017 Jun 1;11(3):210-215. Open Access.
Effectiveness of the conductive educational approach added to conventional physiotherapy in the improvement of gait parameters of poststroke patients: randomized-controlled pilot study. Nagy A, Angeli C, Hőgye Z, Bajusz-Leny Á, Réti G, Nagy AC, Jenei Z. Int J Rehabil Res. 2017 Sep  [Epub ahead of print].
Association between cardiac autonomic control and cognitive performance among patients post stroke and age-matched healthy controls-an exploratory pilot study. Beer NR, Soroker N, Bornstein NM, Leurer MK. Neurol Sci. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
Examining impairment of adaptive compensation for stabilizing motor repetitions in stroke survivors. Kim Y, Koh K, Yoon B, Kim WS, Shin JH, Park HS, Shim JK. Exp Brain Res. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
Do cognition and other non-motor symptoms decline similarly among patients with Parkinson's disease motor subtypes? Findings from a 5-year prospective study. Arie L, Herman T, Shema-Shiratzky S, Giladi N, Hausdorff JM. J Neurol. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
The effects of aroma massage and foot bath on psychophysiological response in stroke patients. Lee JH, Seo EK, Shim JS, Chung SP. J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Aug;29(8):1292-1296.
The Effect of Action Observation Training on Balance and Sit to Walk in Chronic Stroke: A Crossover Randomized Controlled Trial. Kim JC, Lee HM. J Mot Behav. 2017 Sep 5:1-8.
Endurance Exercise Improves Function in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-analysis. Flach A, Jaegers L, Krieger M, Bixler E, Kelly P, Weiss EP, Ahmad SO.
Neurosci Lett. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].

A telehealth intervention to promote healthy lifestyles after stroke: The Stroke Coach protocol. Sakakibara BM, Lear SA, Barr SI, Benavente O, Goldsmith CH, Silverberg ND, Yao J, Eng JJ. Int J Stroke. 2017 Jan [Epub ahead of print].
User Perspectives on Exergames Designed to Explore the Hemineglected Space for Stroke Patients With Visuospatial Neglect: Usability Study. Tobler-Ammann BC, Surer E, Knols RH, Borghese NA, de Bruin ED. JMIR Serious Games. 2017 Aug 25;5(3):e18. Open Access.
Improvements in motor tasks through the use of smartphone technology for individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Capelini CM, da Silva TD, Tonks J, Watson S, Alvarez MPB, de Menezes LDC, Favero FM, Caromano FA, Massetti T, de Mello Monteiro CB. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2017 Aug 18;13:2209-2217. Open Access.
Women's & Men's Health
Pelvic floor muscle activity during impact activities in continent and incontinent women: a systematic review. Moser H, Leitner M, Baeyens JP, Radlinger L. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Sep [Epub ahead of print].
Pulsed electromagnetic field with or without exercise therapy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Elgohary HM, Tantawy SA. J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Aug;29(8):1305-1310.
Ingenuity for enabling the habituation of pelvic floor muscle training. Mori A, Kakiuchi M, Matsumoto E, Nozaki S. J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Aug;29(8):1287-1291.
The transverse abdominal muscle is excessively active during active straight leg raising in pregnancy-related posterior pelvic girdle pain: an observational study. Mens JMA, Pool-Goudzwaard A. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Aug 25;18(1):372. Open Access.
A comparison of the effects of exercises plus connective tissue massage to exercises alone in women with fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Toprak Celenay S, Anaforoglu Kulunkoglu B, Yasa ME, Sahbaz Pirincci C, Un Yildirim N, Kucuksahin O, Ugurlu FG, Akkus S. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Aug [Epub Ahead of Print].
The Severity and Impact of Pelvic Girdle Pain and Low-Back Pain in Pregnancy: A Multinational Study. Gutke A, Boissonnault J, Brook G, Stuge B. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Living with chronic migraine: a qualitative study on female patients' perspectives from a specialised headache clinic in Spain. Palacios-Ceña D, Neira-Martín B, Silva-Hernández L, Mayo-Canalejo D, Florencio LL, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, García-Moreno H, García-Azorín D, Cuadrado ML. BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 21;7(8):e017851. Open Access.
Risk Factors for Erectile Dysfunction in Men With HTLV-1. Oliveira CJV, Neto JAC, Andrade RCP, Rocha PN, de Carvalho Filho EM. J Sex Med. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
A qualitative examination of women's self-presentation and social physique anxiety during injury rehabilitation. Driediger MV, Hall CR, McKay CD. Physiotherapy. 2017 Jun [Epub ahead of print].
Special Interest Topic - Education
In the News
An abbreviated therapeutic neuroscience education session improves pain knowledge in first-year physical therapy students but does not change attitudes or beliefs. Cox T, Louw A, Puentedura EJ. J Man Manip Ther. 2017 Feb;25(1):11-21.
Ready for goal setting? Process evaluation of a patient-specific goal-setting method in physiotherapy. Stevens A, Köke A, van der Weijden T, Beurskens A. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 31;17(1):618. Open Access.
Physiotherapy clinical educators' perspectives on a fitness to practice initiative. Lo K, Curtis H, Francis-Cracknell A, Maloney S, Nickson W, Bearman M, Keating JL. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017 Sep 1:1-13. [Epub ahead of print]. Open Access.
Student experiences of interprofessional simulation: Findings from a qualitative study. Costello M, Prelack K, Faller J, Huddleston J, Adly S, Doolin J. J Interprof Care. 2017 Sep 1:1-3.
Understanding the impact of simulated patients on health care learners' communication skills: a systematic review. Kaplonyi J, Bowles KA, Nestel D, Kiegaldie D, Maloney S, Haines T, Williams C. Med Educ. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Clinical performance assessment tools in physiotherapypractice education: a systematic review. O'Connor A, McGarr O, Cantillon P, McCurtin A, Clifford A. Physiotherapy. 2017 Feb [Epub ahead of print].
Training physiotherapy students to educate patients: A randomised controlled trial. Forbes R, Mandrusiak A, Smith M, Russell T. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Aug [Epub ahead of print].
Best practice interprofessional stroke care collaboration and simulation: The student perspective. MacKenzie D, Creaser G, Sponagle K, Gubitz G, MacDougall P, Blacquiere D, Miller S, Sarty G. J Interprof Care. 2017 Sep 1:1-4.
The active engagement model of applied ethics as a structure for ethical reflection in the context of course-based service learning. Nesbit KC, Jensen GM, Delany C. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017 Aug 30:1-12.
Effect of pain neurophysiology education on physiotherapy students' understanding of chronic pain, clinical recommendations and attitudes towards people with chronic pain: a randomised controlled trial. Colleary G, O'Sullivan K, Griffin D, Ryan CG, Martin DJ. Physiotherapy. 2017 Mar [Epub ahead of print].
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