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The role of Philosophical Hermeneutics in contributing to an understanding of physiotherapy practice: a reflexive illustration

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2017

This paper provides an overview of Philosophical Hermeneutics based on the work of German philosopher Hans Georg Gadamer. The concepts of the ‘hermeneutic circle’ as a vehicle for interpretation, management ...

Patients’ perceptions of repair, rehabilitation and recovery after major orthopaedic trauma: a qualitative study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2017

Introduction The most common major trauma injuries are multiple fractures. Orthopaedic trauma research has traditionally focused on surgical techniques, and the impact of this major life event on ...

Physiotherapy students’ perceptions and experiences of clinical prediction rules

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2017

Objectives Clinical reasoning can be difficult to teach to pre-professional physiotherapy students due to their lack of clinical experience. It may be that tools such as clinical prediction rules ...

Randomised controlled trial to evaluate a physiotherapy-led functional exercise programme after total hip replacement

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2017

Background At present, there is an insufficient evidence base to evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapy following total hip replacement (THR). This study evaluated the effectiveness of a ...

Functional strength training and movement performance therapy produce analogous improvement in sit-to-stand early after stroke: early-phase randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2017

Objectives Restoring independence in the sit-to-stand (STS) task is an important objective for stroke rehabilitation. It is not known if a particular intervention, strength training or therapy ...

Musculoskeletal services in primary care in the Republic of Ireland: an insight into the perspective of physiotherapists

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives With a shift in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from secondary to primary care in Ireland, this study aimed to explore physiotherapists’ experiences of providing musculoskeletal ...

Does treatment by a specialist physiotherapist change pain and function in young adults with symptoms from femoroacetabular impingement? A pilot project for a randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Aim Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is recognised as a source of hip pain but the effect of conservative treatment remains untested. This pilot study aimed to inform and evaluate the methods ...

Physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis: a UK-wide survey of current practice

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives To identify how United Kingdom (UK) physiotherapists currently diagnose, assess and manage plantar fasciitis in routine practice. Design Online questionnaire survey. ...

Comparison of three types of exercise in the treatment of rotator cuff tendinopathy/shoulder impingement syndrome: A randomized controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives To assess the efficacy of three different exercise programmes in treating rotator cuff tendinopathy/shoulder impingement syndrome. Design Parallel group randomised ...

Individualised functional restoration plus guideline-based advice vs advice alone for non-reducible discogenic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of individualised functional restoration plus guideline-based advice compared to advice alone in people with non-reducible discogenic pain (NRDP). ...

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