Research Papers/Topics in Physiotherapy

Cardiopulmonary And Quality Of Life Responses Of Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes To Therapeutic Exercises

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary complications of diabetes mellitus contribute greatly to the morbidity, mortality, and reduced quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). These complications require multifactorial treatment which includes targeting hyperglycaemia, obesity, hypertension and reduced lung functions among other factors which had been shown to pose challenge to people with T2DM. The inclusion of an appropriate exercise program is thus critical for optimal hea...

Catastrophising, pain, and disability in patients with nonspecific low back pain

Abstract Background: Attention has been drawn to examining the contributions of “catastrophising” to the prediction of pain and disability in individuals with low back pain (LBP). Objectives: This study investigated the proportion of patients with LBP who engaged in catastrophic thinking about pain and its association with pain intensity and disability. We also investigated the components of pain catastrophising that is predictive of disability. Methods: A total of 275 participants wit...

Quality of Life of Nigerian Stroke Survivors and Its Determinants

ABSTRACT The disability caused by stroke could lead to significant decline in the level of functioning and deterioration of quality of life (QoL). QoL assessment could be used to evaluate the impact of stroke, assist in planning effective treatment, appraise efficacy of stroke rehabilitation, and evaluate cost effectiveness in order to justify expenditures on health care. This article reviewed the QoL of Nigerian stroke survivors and also identified its determinants. More than 70% of the ...

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Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent chronic rheumatic disease in the World and Physiotherapy care is an integral part in its care. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of additional Krishna’s Kinetikinetic Manual Therapy (KKMT) Mobilization in patients with knee osteoarthritis in the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities within the period from June 14th to September 9th, 2016. A controlled single blinded experimental study was u...

Compare and Contrast Various Schools of Thought in Manipulation

The various school of thoughts in manipulation presented different aproach in tackling manipulation. cyriax, maitland, kaltenburn presented their aproach. Kaltenborn translatoric movement; this are passive accessory movements that are divided into TRACTION ( separation) occurring perpendicular to the joint surface and GLIDING (parallel movement) which takes place parallel to the joint surface. Translatoric movement are used in both movement and treatment ( kaltenborn,1986. Cyriax contributi...