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Oct 26, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Effect of the GoKnee Intervention on Knee Range of Motion, Pain, and Functional Mobility after Total Knee Arthroplasty

Suzanne Greenwalt, Lauren Addison, Kylene Bauer, Connor Bresnahan, Emma Oothout, Amy Poynter
The prevalence of total knee arthroplasties (TKA) is rapidly increasing, but there is currently no standardized postoperative treatment approach, or a single treatment shown to be significantly better than others. The GoKnee device was created by physical therapists as an affordable treatment option after TKA to help patients achieve faster recovery of function. The purpose of the current study was to investigate whether the GoKnee device significantly improved objective and functional measureme...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107999


May 28, 2021Open    AccessArticle

A Journal Article Critique of “Motivational Interviewing and Exercise Program for Community-Dwelling Older Persons with Chronic Pain”

Hamzah M. Alghzawi, Fatima K. Ghanem
This article provides a critical review of a published article entitled “Motivational Interviewing and Exercise Program for Community-Dwelling Older Persons with Chronic Pain”. The reviewed article aimed to examine the effectiveness of an integrated motivational interviewing and physical exercise program (MIE) on pain, physical and psychological functions, quality of life, self-efficacy, and compliance with exercise. A randomized pretest-posttest with a control group experimental design was used...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107456


Jan 29, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Assessment Protocols of Knee Muscles Spasticity Using the Isokinetic Dynamometer—A Systematic Review

Rui De Sousa, Carolina Oliveira, Ana Lúcia Cruz
CONTEXT: Spasticity is an increase in resistance to the passive movement of a joint due to an abnormal increase in muscle tone. Considering the difficulty in assessing spasticity accurately, the isokinetic dynamometer is considered a valid measure for assessment of spasticity in multiple joints. OBJECTIVE: Review of assessment protocols of knee muscles spasticity using the isokinetic dynamometer. DATA SOURCES: Research was performed in the PubMed, SciELO, Academic Search Complete and Scopus data...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107121


May 30, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Quality of Life in Fitness Centers Goers

Cristina Bonoto Vieira da Cunha, Ingi Petitemberte Klain, Airton José Rombaldi, José Carlos Leitao
The purpose of this study was to verify the association between physical activity frequency and quality of life among fitness centers goers. Participants were 299 individuals of both genders, who attended eight fitness centers. For the collect of sociodemographic data, weekly frequency, duration and time of practice of physical activity, a biosociodemographic questionnaire was used. The quality of life was measured using the WHOQO
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104647


May 23, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Association between Body Image Dissatisfaction and Goals for Physical Activity Practice in Fitness Center

Cristina Bonoto Vieira Da Cunha, Ingi Petitemberte Klain, Airton José Rombaldi, José Carlos Leitao
Verifying the association between body image dissatisfaction and goals to the physical activity practice. The sample consisted of 299 goers of fitness center, of both genders, with ages between 16 and 50 years old. Information about gender, age, educational level, socioeconomic level and goals for the physical activity practice were collected using a previously tests questionnaire. Regarding the goals, the participants should iden
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104621


May 21, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Means of Information and Media and the Influence for the Practice of Physical Activity

Cristina Bonoto Vieira Da Cunha, Ingi Petitemberte Klain, Airton José Rombaldi, José Carlos Leitao
The purpose of this study was to verify which means of information has the most influence for the practice of physical activity among fitness centers goers. The sample consisted of 299 individuals of both genders, in the age range of 16 to 50 years old. A biosociodemographic questionnaire was used to collect data on gender, age, educational level, socioeconomic level and means of access to information. The scores obtained with thi
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104635


Feb 23, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Physiological Measures of Stress and Anxiety in Graduate Professional Physical Therapy Students

Christi L. Williams, Emmy Dagnan, Katherine M. Miner, Patrick Sells
Introduction. Graduate professional educational programs are very rigorous and challenging, often leading to increased physiological stress and perceived anxiety for the enrolled student. Stress and anxiety levels in physical therapy students are higher than that in their age and gender matched peers. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an animal-assisted intervention on stress and anxiety of entry-level physical
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104364


Nov 24, 2015Open    AccessArticle

The Impact of Push Phases Takeoffs Angles on Performance in the Dominant Hop Technique

Zerf Mohammed
The purposes of this study were to compare the technique dominant hop used by elite world triple jumper to determine the impact of modality angles push phases allowing the elite to exceed 17-meter. Bing Yu (1982) confirmed that, any athlete came to the typical (39%:30%:31%) ratio distribution as big performance in the hop phase as modality to the Russian technique (which emphasizes the hop phase). From that our subjects were the results of (Idowu P. 3rd, Copello A. 6th) World Athletics Champions...
Open Access Library J. Vol.2, 2015
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1101813


Sep 30, 2014Open    AccessArticle

The Usage of Videogame as a Physiotherapeutic Intervention in Individuals with Down Syndrome

Barbara Beatriz Joei Mioto, Cristiane Goncalves Ribas
Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disease which has a set of characteristics that result in delays of basic motor skills. Physiotherapy aims to reduce delays in gross and fine motor skills. It also aims to prevent joint instabilities and deformities of the bones. A feature that has drawn the attention of therapists includes virtual reality as a method of rehabilitation. The goal of this study is to analyze the degree of effectiveness of the usage of the game in the rehabilitation of patients with ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.1, 2014
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1100878


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