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Welcome to this month's issue of Evidence Mobilized

As we wind down to the end of 2016, there's still plenty to share with you from the latest research in physiotherapy. And if you aren't sure what to do with it all, then make sure you check out our Special Interest Topic - this month is all about the evidence. and translating research into clinical practice.

We hope that you find this issue useful and the you enjoy Evidence Mobilized this month.

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IFOMPT Year in Review 2016
The highlight of the year, 2016 was the IFOMPT Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland from July 3 – 8, 2016. The city and the venue were fantastic and welcomed us to Scotland with open arms. The UK IFOMPT Member Organization, MACP hosted the conference for IFOMPT, working with their partners in Glasgow to deliver an event that was a showcase for great science, great speaking, great networking and great fun!



Other News
Dr Christian Barton’s Top 10 Tips for Treating Knee Pain
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints and appears in a wide range of clinical environments. Over the past 4 weeks the knee course has been running on PP+ and the participants of the course have been learning anatomy, assessment and treatment and rehab across different ages and pathologies. Watch this video for Dr Barton’s Top 10 tips for treating knee pain. 
Talking about Virtual Reality (VR) in physiotherapy rehabilitation with Danielle Levac
Danielle Levac from Northeastern University has been investigating the application of virtual reality computer gaming in rehabilitation for a number of years. We took this opportunity to explore her experience and perspectives on VR in this conversation in the lead up to the ER-WCPT conference.
Are psychological interventions effective for the management of neck pain and whiplash-associated disorders? A systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. Shearer HM, et al. Spine J. 2016 Dec;16(12):1566-1581. Review.

Does structured patient education improve the recovery and clinical outcomes of patients with neck pain? A systematic review from the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. Yu H, et al. Spine J. 2016 Dec;16(12):1524-1540.Review.

Does a combination of physical training, specific exercises and pain education improve health-related quality of life in patients with chronic neck pain? A randomised control trial with a 4-month follow up. Ris I, Søgaard K, Gram B, Agerbo K, Boyle E, Juul-Kristensen B. Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:132-140.

The effects of a standardized belly dance program on perceived pain, disability, and function in women with chronic low back pain. Castrillon T, Hanney WJ, Rothschild CE, Kolber MJ, Liu X, Masaracchio M. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Exercise prescription for non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP): a qualitative study of patients' experiences of involvement in decision making. Stenner R, Swinkels A, Mitchell T, Palmer S. Physiotherapy. 2016 Dec;102(4):339-344. 

Exercise prescription for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: a qualitative exploration of decision making in physiotherapy practice. Stenner R, Swinkels A, Mitchell T, Palmer S. Physiotherapy. 2016 Dec;102(4):332-338. 

Clinical Outcomes, Utilization, and Charges in Persons With Neck Pain Receiving Guideline Adherent Physical Therapy. Horn ME, Brennan GP, George SZ, Harman JS, Bishop MD. Eval Health Prof. 2016 Dec;39(4):421-434.

Classification characteristics of a chronic low back pain population using a combined McKenzie and patho-anatomical assessment. Flavell CA, Gordon S, Marshman L. Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:201-207. 

Graded group exercise and fear avoidance behavior modification in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Ogston JB, Crowell RD, Konowalchuk BK. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 21;29(4):673-684.

Static and dynamic balance deficiencies in chronic low back pain. Tsigkanos C, Gaskell L, Smirniotou A, Tsigkanos G. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 21;29(4):887-893.
Association of psychological variables and outcome in tendinopathy: a systematic review. Mallows A, Debenham J, Walker T, Littlewood C. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 16. pii: bjsports-2016-096154. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Effectiveness of Nerve Gliding Exercises on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Ballestero-Pérez R, et al. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Nov 11. pii: S0161-4754(16)30246-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Conservative treatments for greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a systematic review. Barratt PA, Brookes N, Newson A. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 10. pii: bjsports-2015-095858. [Epub ahead of print]

Effect of rotator cuff strengthening as an adjunct to standard care in subjects with adhesive capsulitis: A randomized controlled trial. Rawat P, Eapen C, Seema KP. J Hand Ther. 2016 Nov 21. pii: S0894-1130(16)30147-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Effect of early supervised physiotherapy on recovery from acute ankle sprain: randomised controlled trial. Brison RJ, et al. BMJ. 2016 Nov 16;355:i5650. 

Lateral trunk lean and medializing the knee as gait strategies for knee osteoarthritis. Gerbrands TA, Pisters MF, Theeven PJ, Verschueren S, Vanwanseele B. Gait Posture. 2017 Jan;51:247-253. 

Effects of Action Observation Therapy in Patients Recovering From Total Hip Arthroplasty Arthroplasty: A Prospective Clinical Trial. Villafañe JH, Pirali C, Isgrò M, Vanti C, Buraschi R, Negrini S. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Dec;15(4):229-234.

Barriers for guideline adherence in knee osteoarthritis care: A qualitative study from the patients' perspective. Spitaels D, et al. J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]

A Treatment Based Classification Algorithm to Treat Achilles Tendinopathy: An Exploratory Case Series. Syvertson P, et al. J Sport Rehabil. 2016 Nov 11:1-22. [Epub ahead of print]

The influence of weather on the risk of pain exacerbation in patients with knee osteoarthritis - a case-crossover study. Ferreira ML, et al, Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Dec;24(12):2042-2047. 
Manual Therapy
Treatment effectiveness and fidelity of manual therapy to the knee: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Salamh P, Cook C, Reiman MP, Sheets C. Musculoskeletal Care. 2016 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]

The effects of manual therapy or exercise therapy or both in people with hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sampath KK, Mani R, Miyamori T, Tumilty S. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Dec;30(12):1141-1155.

Acupuncture for Chronic Severe Functional Constipation: A Randomized Trial. Liu Z, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Dec 6;165(11):761-769. 

Comparison Between the Effects of Passive and Active Soft Tissue Therapies on Latent Trigger Points of Upper Trapezius Muscle in Women: Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Kojidi MM, Okhovatian F, Rahimi A, Baghban AA, Azimi H. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Dec;15(4):235-242.

Manual therapy in joint and nerve structures combined with exercises in the treatment of recurrent ankle sprains: A randomized, controlled trial. Plaza-Manzano G, et al. Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:141-149.

Clinical Effects of Dry Needling Among Asymptomatic Individuals With Hamstring Tightness: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Geist K, et al. J Sport Rehabil. 2016 Nov 11:1-31. [Epub ahead of print]

Trigger points are associated with widespread pressure pain sensitivity in people with tension-type headache. Palacios-Ceña M, Wang K, Castaldo M, Guillem-Mesado A, Ordás-Bandera C, Arendt-Nielsen L, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Cephalalgia. 2016 Nov 14. pii: 0333102416679965. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical Effectiveness of Dry Needling Immediately After Application on Myofascial Trigger Point in Upper Trapezius Muscle. Ziaeifar M, Arab AM, Nourbakhsh MR. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Dec;15(4):252-258.

Comparison of 2 Multimodal Interventions With and Without Whole Body Vibration Therapy Plus Traction on Pain and Disability in Patients With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain. Maddalozzo GF, Kuo B, Maddalozzo WA, Maddalozzo CD, Galver JW. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Dec;15(4):243-251.

Tissue loading created during spinal manipulation in comparison to loading created by passive spinal movements. Funabashi M, Kawchuk GN, Vette AH, Goldsmith P, Prasad N. Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 1;6:38107.

Subjective and clinical assessment criteria suggestive for five clinical patterns discernible in nonspecific neck pain patients. A Delphi-survey of clinical experts. Dewitte V, Peersman W, Danneels L, Bouche K, Roets A, Cagnie B. Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:87-96. 

Presence of Latent Myofascial Trigger Points and Determination of Pressure Pain Thresholds of the Shoulder Girdle in Healthy Children and Young Adults: A Cross-sectional Study. Sacramento LS, et al. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Nov 15. pii: S0161-4754(16)30010-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of two angles of approach for trigger point dry needling of the lumbar multifidus in human donors (cadavers). Hannah MC, Cope J, Palermo A, Smith W, Wacker V. Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:160-164. 

Effects of dry needling to the symptomatic versus control shoulder in patients with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome. Koppenhaver S, et al. Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:62-69. 

Does multi-modal cervical physical therapy improve tinnitus in patients with cervicogenic somatic tinnitus? Michiels S,et al. Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:125-131. 

Changes in Muscle Spasticity in Patients With Cerebral Palsy After Spinal Manipulation: Case Series. Kachmar O, Voloshyn T, Hordiyevych M, J Chiropr Med. 2016 Dec;15(4):299-304.

Immediate and lasting effects of a thoracic spine manipulation in a patient with signs of cervical radiculopathy and upper extremity hyperalgesia: A case report. Deschenes BK Pt Dpt Ocs, Zafereo J Pt PhD Ocs Faaompt. Physiother Theory Pract. 2016 Dec 2:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
2016 consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains. Gribble PA, et al. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Dec;50(24):1493-1495. 

Effectiveness of exercise therapy for meniscal lesions in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Swart NM, et al. J Sci Med Sport. 2016 Dec;19(12):990-998. Review.

Is There Evidence that Runners can Benefit from Wearing Compression Clothing? Engel FA, Holmberg HC, Sperlich B. Sports Med. 2016 Dec;46(12):1939-1952. Review.

Effectiveness of foot orthoses and shock-absorbing insoles for the prevention of injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE, Murley GS, Menz HB. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Dec 5. pii: bjsports-2016-096671. Epub ahead of print]

Predicting sport and occupational lower extremity injury risk through movement quality screening: a systematic review. Whittaker JL, et al. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Dec 1. pii: bjsports-2016-096760 [Epub ahead of print]

Muscle Injuries in Sports: A New Evidence-Informed and Expert Consensus-Based Classification with Clinical Application. Valle X, et al. Sports Med. 2016 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]


Cross Sectional Area of the Supraspinatus Muscle and Acromio-humeral Distance in Overhead Athletes with and Without Shoulder Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. Benitez-Martinez JC, et al. J Sport Rehabil. 2016 Nov 11:1-22. [Epub ahead of print]

Posterior ankle impingement syndrome in football players: Case series of 26 elite athletes. Kudaş S, Dönmez G, Işık Ç, Çelebi M, Çay N, Bozkurt M. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2016 Dec 3. pii: S1017-995X(16)30284-X. [Epub ahead of print]

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN THE TREATMENT OF GROSS PATELLOFEMORAL INSTABILITY. Buchanan G, Torres L, Czarkowski B, Giangarra CE. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;11(6):867-876.
Physical Activity Interventions for Increasing Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels in Patients With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review. Oliveira CB, et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Dec;68(12):1832-1842.

Update on the effects of graded motor imagery and mirror therapy on complex regional pain syndrome type 1: A systematic review. Méndez-Rebolledo G, Gatica-Rojas V, Torres-Cueco R, Albornoz-Verdugo M, Guzmán-Muñoz E. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for structured physical activity in the management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Cavallo S, et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Dec 5. pii: S0003-9993(16)31290-4. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Functional status, physical activity level, and exercise regularity in patients with fibromyalgia after Multidisciplinary treatment: retrospective analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Salvat I, Zaldivar P, Monterde S, Montull S, Miralles I, Castel A. Rheumatol Int. 2016 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Pain Catastrophizing is Not Associated with Spinal Nociceptive Processing in People with Chronic Widespread Pain. Rice DA, Parker RS, Lewis GN, Kluger MT, McNair PJ. Clin J Pain. 2016 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print]

The effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled prospective study. Bilgili A, Çakır T, Doğan ŞK, Erçalık T, Filiz MB, Toraman F. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 21;29(4):661-671.

Isometric Exercise Above but not Below an Individual's Pain Threshold Influences Pain Perception in People With Lateral Epicondylalgia. Coombes BK, Wiebusch M, Heales L, Stephenson A, Vicenzino B. Clin J Pain. 2016 Dec;32(12):1069-1075.

Words that describe chronic musculoskeletal pain: implications for assessing pain quality across cultures. Sharma S, Pathak A, Jensen MP. J Pain Res. 2016 Nov 16;9:1057-1066.

Structural Brain Imaging in People with Low Back Pain. Mansour ZM, et al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Association between physical activity and pain processing in adults with chronic low back pain compared to pain-free controls. Orr LC, George SZ, Simon CB. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print]
Special Interest Topic: Translating Research into Practice

Physiotherapist-delivered cognitive-behavioural interventions are effective for low back pain, but can they be replicated in clinical practice? A systematic review. Hall A,teal. Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Nov 21:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

The effectiveness and feasibility of an online educational program for improving evidence-based practice literacy: an exploratory randomized study of US chiropractors. Schneider M, et al. Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Aug 2;24:27. eCollection 2016.

Promoting physical therapists' use of research evidence to inform clinical practice: part 3--long term feasibility assessment of the PEAK program. Tilson JK, et al, BMC Med Educ. 2016 May 12;16:144.

Translating evidence to practice in the health professions: a randomized trial of Twitter vs Facebook. Tunnecliff J, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Jun 29. pii: ocw085. [Epub ahead of print]

Optimizing literature search in systematic reviews - are MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL enough for identifying effect studies within the area of musculoskeletal disorders? Aagaard T, Lund H, Juhl C. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016 Nov 22;16(1):161.

Educational strategies for teaching evidence based practice to undergraduate health students: systematic review. Kyriakoulis K, et al.. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print]

The 7-Step Framework for Critical Analysis and Its Application in the Field of Physiotherapy. Nixon SA, Yeung E, Shaw JA, Kuper A, Gibson BE. Phys Ther. 2016 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Creation of a Tool for Assessing Knowledge in Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Practicing Health Care Providers. Spurr K, Dechman G, Lackie K, Gilbert R. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016 Summer;36(3):164-70.

Perceptions of physiotherapists towards research: a mixed methods study. Janssen J, Hale L, Mirfin-Veitch B, Harland T. Physiotherapy. 2016 Jun;102(2):210-6. 

Ability of physiotherapists to undertake evidence-based practice steps: a scoping review. Condon C, McGrane N, Mockler D, Stokes E. Physiotherapy. 2016 Mar;102(1):10-9. Review.
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