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Metrics for Performance Evaluation of Patient Exercises during Physical Therapy

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physical therapy impact factorThe article proposes a set of metrics for evaluation of patient performance in physical therapy exercises. Taxonomy is employed that classifies the metrics into quantitative and qualitative categories, based on the level of abstraction of the captured motion sequences. Further, the quantitative metrics are classified into modeless and model-based metrics, in reference to whether the evaluation employs the raw measurements of patient performed motions, or whether the evaluation is based on a mathematical model of the motions.

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Group Yoga Therapy Impacts Mood States of Adolescents in a Psychiatric Hospital Setting

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Group Yoga TherapyWith decreased funding for staff, and increased regulatory requirements to prevent seclusions and restraints, psychiatric inpatient units for youth have struggled to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. With the goal of offering youth alternative strategies for processing or modulating their emotional states, as well as to expose them to normative coping skills that they may choose to continue following an inpatient hospitalization, the psychiatric inpatient units at a large children’s hospital approached this dilemma by integrating a number of complementary and alternative medicine approaches into their milieu therapy, including yoga therapy. In this hospital, a registered children’s yoga teacher, who also had Licensed Professional Counselor status through the State of Colorado, offered 60-90 min group yoga therapy sessions weekly to all patients in the adolescent inpatient unit, the adolescent day treatment program, and the eating disorders program beginning in 2005. Milieu staff could choose to continue to offer videotaped yoga sessions to youth during other less structured times on the units as well.

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Group Yoga Therapy to Alter the Mood of Mentally Affected Adolescent Youth

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Strategies including medication, counseling, physiotherapy and relaxation techniques are used widely to address the physical and the mental needs of the adults suffering from mental illness.

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Little research has been taken up so far related to young adolescents in this regard. A study in this direction found ‘Group Yoga Therapy’ as a tool to motivate the mentally retarded young adolescents through energizing, relaxing, and balanced energizing intervention activities. The study found immediate impact on the mood states of youth with serious mental illness. The study recommends integrating group yoga therapy as a tool in the psychiatric treatment.

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The Effect of Thermacare Heat Wraps on Balance and Mobility in Seniors with Impaired Gait

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physical rehabilitation research articlesFalls are one of the most prevalent causes of injury and death in the elderly population. One in every three adults ages 65 and older falls each year. In 2010, 2.4 million non-fatal fall injuries in older adults were treated in emergency rooms and over 22,000 older adults died from unintentional fall injuries. The length of hospital stay is about twice that of a younger person after a fall. Falls reduce the quality of life by reducing confidence and independence even if people don’t fall due to apprehension alone. The elderly can present with greater postural sway, which is strongly associated with a greater risk of falling.

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Comparison of the Thesslay Test and McMurray Test: A Systematic Review of Comparative Diagnostic Studies

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physical therapy impact factorMeniscal injuries are common in both sporting and non-sporting populations, frequently causing significant pain and functional limitations. Furthermore meniscal injuries impose undue load and stress on the adjacent articular cartilage, predisposing the articular cartilage to damage and thus increasing the risk of early onset of osteoarthritis. Research has demonstrated that injuries which occur within avascular regions of the menisci do not heal spontaneously. Early detection of meniscal injuries is therefore of paramount importance to enable rapid implementation of appropriate treatment interventions and to reduce the risk of complications. Identifying clinically useful methods for detecting meniscal tears has therefore attracted much attention from physiotherapists and doctors for many years.

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The Clinical Effectiveness of Using Kinesio Tape Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Surgical removal of third molars (3M) is a routine, low risk procedure. Common post-surgical symptoms are typically swelling, pain and trismus. Kinesiology Taping (KT) is a relatively new treatment option in musculoskeletal pathologies and some of the hypotheses of KT is that it reduces pain, oedema and increases blood flow; however current evidence does not support its use.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Patient A underwent a routine removal of 3 third molars via general anaesthetic. A post-surgical lymphatic drainage KT application was applied to the patient’s lower mandible and masseter region. Results showed a significant reduction in pain, swelling and trismus was also reduced. The post op recovery time was decreased from the post op material of 10 days to 5 days; therefore suggesting that KT is potentially an effective treatment following surgical removal of wisdom teeth.

The Clinical Effectiveness of Using Kinesio Tape Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Surgical removal of third molars (3M) is a routine, low risk procedure. Common post-surgical symptoms are typically swelling, pain and trismus. Kinesiology Taping (KT) is a relatively new treatment option in musculoskeletal pathologies and some of the hypotheses of KT is that it reduces pain, oedema and increases blood flow; however current evidence does not support its use.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Patient A underwent a routine removal of 3 third molars via general anaesthetic. A post-surgical lymphatic drainage KT application was applied to the patient’s lower mandible and masseter region. Results showed a significant reduction in pain, swelling and trismus was also reduced. The post op recovery time was decreased from the post op material of 10 days to 5 days; therefore suggesting that KT is potentially an effective treatment following surgical removal of wisdom teeth.