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IFOMPT Evidence Release November 2015

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Welcome to this month's IFOMPT Evidence Release

This month's research covers all ends of the scale: from systematic reviews to single case studies, from quantitative to qualitative research. Particularly pertinent as this month's Special Interest Topic is Evidence-based Practice. Read, critique and make your own opinions on the evidence as it relates to your practice.

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

Virtual Fracture Clinic Saves £558,000 Over Two Years
In Brighton and Sussex, the physiotherapy lead “Virtual Fracture Clinic” (VFC) has been a huge cost saver. This clinic provides advice from a physiotherapist 12-72 hours after the patient attends an A&E. The patients are then sent a video for management and fracture education. 
ICD-10 Brings Recognition of Fibromyalgia to Health Care Industry 
October 1, 2015 marks the beginning of ICD-10 for the US. Fibromyalgia will now be recognized as an official diagnosis. Until this date, doctors have typically used ICD-9 code, myalgia and myositis, unspecified (729.1). 
Evidence of Impaired Proprioception in Chronic, Idiopathic Neck Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stanton TR, Leake HB, Chalmers KJ, Moseley GL. Phys Ther. 2015 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Fiber Typing of the Erector Spinae and Multifidus Muscles in Healthy Controls and Back Pain Patients: A Systematic Literature Review. Cagnie B, et al. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Nov 4. pii: S0161-4754(15)00182-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Novel Noxipoint Therapy versus Conventional Physical Therapy for Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trials. Koo CC, et al. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 10;5:16342. 

Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care in Patients With Recent-Onset Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Fritz JM, et al. JAMA. 2015 Oct 13;314(14):1459-67. 

Individualised physiotherapy as an adjunct to guideline-based advice for low back disorders in primary care: a randomised controlled trial. Ford JJ, et al. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Oct 20. pii: bjsports-2015-095058. [Epub ahead of print]

Rotation exercise classes did not improve function in women with non-specific chronic low back pain: A randomized single blind controlled study. Segal-Snir Y, Lubetzky VA, Masharawi Y. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2015 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Identifying Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain Who Respond Best to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Garcia AN, Costa LD, Hancock M, Costa LO. Phys Ther. 2015 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Identification of Preliminary Prognostic Indicators for Back Rehabilitation in Patients with Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Denteneer L, Van Daele U, De Hertogh W, Truijen S, Stassijns G. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Cognitive Functional Therapy for Disabling Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Multiple Case-Cohort Study. O'Sullivan K, Dankaerts W, O'Sullivan L, O'Sullivan PB. Phys Ther. 2015 Nov;95(11):1478-88. Epub 2015 Apr 30.

Back muscle fatigue of younger and older adults with and without chronic low back pain using two protocols: A case-control study. da Silva RA, et al. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2015 Oct 23. pii: S1050-6411(15)00193-5. [Epub ahead of print]
Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Lack S, et al. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;49(21):1365-76. Epub 2015 Jul 14.

Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms: an update of the evidence. Van Eerd D, et al.= Occup Environ Med. 2015 Nov 8. pii: oemed-2015-102992. [Epub ahead of print] 

Isometric and isokinetic hip strength and agonist/antagonist ratios in symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. Diamond LE, et al. J Sci Med Sport. 2015 Oct 22. pii: S1440-2440(15)00202-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Evaluation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Implications of the Infrapatellar Fat Pad. Hannon J, Bardenett S, Singleton S, Garrison JC. Sports Health. 2015 Oct 20. pii: 1941738115611413. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of patients in three different rehabilitation settings after knee or hip arthroplasty: a natural observational, prospective study. Benz T, et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Oct 24;16(1):317.

The immediate effect of patellar tendon strap on weight-bearing asymmetry during squatting in patients with unilateral knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study. Demirbüken İ, Özyürek S, Angın S. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2015 Oct 28. pii: 0309364615612251. [Epub ahead of print]

Does physiotherapy diagnosis of shoulder pathology compare to arthroscopic findings? Magarey ME, Jones MA, Cook CE, Hayes MG. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Oct 28. pii: bjsports-2014-094339. [Epub ahead of print]

Effects of the combined PNF and deep breathing exercises on the ROM and the VAS score of a frozen shoulder patient: Single case study. Lee BK. J Exerc Rehabil. 2015 Oct 30;11(5):276-81.eCollection 2015 Oct.

A Rare Case of Quadratus Femoris Muscle Rupture After Yoga Exercises. Tzaveas A, Anastasopoulos N, Paraskevas G, Natsis K. Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Patellofemoral Pain in Adolescence and Adulthood: Same Same, but Different? Rathleff MS, et al. Sports Med. 2015 Nov;45(11):1489-95.
Manual Therapy
The Prevalence of Myofascial Trigger Points in Spinal Disorders: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Chiarotto A, Clijsen R, Fernandez-de-Las-Penas C, Barbero M. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Oct 14. pii: S0003-9993(15)01242-3. Epub ahead of print] 

Physical examination tests for screening and diagnosis of cervicogenic headache: A systematic review. Rubio-Ochoa J et al. Man Ther. 2015 Sep 21.[Epub ahead of print]

Manual examination in the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache: a systematic literature review.Howard PD et al. J Manual Man Ther. 2015 Sept. 23(4)

The effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper and lower extremities: a systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. Southeast D et al. Chiropr Man Therap. 2015 Oct 27. 23

Thoracic manual therapy in the management of non-specific shoulder pain: a systematic review.Peek AL et al. J Manual Man Ther. 2015 Sept. 23(4)

Manual therapy for the management of pain and limited range of motion in subjects with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorder: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Calixtre LB, Moreira RF, Franchini GH, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Oliveira AB. J Oral Rehabil. 2015 Nov;42(11):847-61. Epub 2015 Jun 7. 

Safety of thrust joint manipulation in the thoracic spine: a systematic review. Engel RM et al. J Manual Man Ther. 2015 Sept. 23(4)

The Incremental Effects of Manual Therapy or Booster Sessions in Addition to Exercise Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Abbott JH et al. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Sep 28:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Effectiveness of Soft Tissue Massage for Nonspecific Shoulder Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial. van den Dolder PA, Ferreira PH, Refshauge KM. Phys Ther. 2015 Nov;95(11):1467-77. Epub 2015 May 28.

Effects of Stretching and Strengthening Exercises With and Without Manual Therapy on Scapular Kinematics, Function, and Pain in Individuals With Shoulder Impingement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Camargo PR, et al. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Oct 15:1-34. [Epub ahead of print]

Immediate effects of hip mobilization with movement in patients with hip osteoarthritis: A randomised controlled trial. Beselga C et al. Man Therap. 2015 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Lumbar manipulation and exercise for the treatment of acute low back pain in adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. Selhorst M. Selhorst B. J Manual Man Ther. 2015 Sept. 23(4)

Manual Physical Therapy Versus Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Parallel-Group Trial. Fernández-de-Las Peñas C, et al. J Pain. 2015 Nov;16(11):1087-94. Epub 2015 Aug 15.

Manual Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain in an F-5 Pilot. Andicochea CT, Fulkerson J, Taylor BM, Portouw SJ. Mil Med. 2015 Oct 180(10). e1132-5.

Evidence based orthopaedic manual therapy for patients with nonspecific low back pain: An integrative approach. Hidalgo B. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2015 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.manualtherapyjournal.com/article/S1356-689X(15)00204-0/abstractRibeiro DC et al. Man Therap. 2015 Nov 02. [Epub ahead of print]

Muscle Energy Technique and Forward Shoulder Posture in Collegiate Swimmers. J Athl Train. Lauren KG et al. 2015 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Posterior-anterior(PA) pressure Puffin for measuring and treating spinal stiffness: Mechanism and repeatability. Bjornsdottir SV et al. Man Therap. 2015 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Athletic groin pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical versus physical therapy rehabilitation outcomes. King E, Ward J, Small L, Falvey E, Franklyn-Miller A. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;49(22):1447-51. Epub 2015 Jun 30. Review.

Gait modifications to change lower extremity gait biomechanics in runners: a systematic review. Napier C, Cochrane CK, Taunton JE, Hunt MA. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;49(21):1382-8. Epub 2015 Jun 23. Review.

Resisted Sled Sprint Training to Improve Sprint Performance: A Systematic Review. Petrakos G, Morin JB, Egan B. Sports Med. 2015 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Sex differences in running mechanics and patellofemoral joint kinetics following an exhaustive run. Willson JD, Loss JR, Willy RW, Meardon SA. J Biomech. 2015 Oct 25. pii: S0021-9290(15)00569-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Approach to the pediatric athlete with back pain: more than just the pars. Dizdarevic I, Bishop M, Sgromolo N, Hammoud S, Atanda A Jr. Phys Sportsmed. 2015 Oct 29:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Eccentric Knee Flexor Strength and Risk of Hamstring Injuries in Rugby Union: A Prospective Study. Bourne MN, Opar DA, Williams MD, Shield AJ. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2663-70. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

Sport Specialization, Part I: Does Early Sports Specialization Increase Negative Outcomes and Reduce the Opportunity for Success in Young Athletes? Myer GD, et al. Sports Health. 2015 Sep;7(5):437-42. Epub 2015 Aug 6.

Sports Specialization, Part II: Alternative Solutions to Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes. Myer GD, et al. Sports Health. 2015 Oct 30. pii: 1941738115614811. [Epub ahead of print]

Cold Vs. Heat After Exercise-Is There a Clear Winner for Muscle Soreness. Petrofsky JS, et al. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Nov;29(11):3245-52.

Young Athletes' Concerns About Sport-Related Concussion: The Patient's Perspective. Stein CJ, et al. Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]
The efficacy of movement representation techniques for treating limb pain - a systematic review and metaanalysis. Thieme H, Morkisch N, Rietz C, Dohle C, Borgetto B. J Pain. 2015 Nov 6. pii: S1526-5900(15)00930-X. [Epub ahead of print]

Joint inflammation is associated with pain sensitization in knee osteoarthritis: The Multice nter Osteoarthritis Study. Neogi T, et al. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]

Perceived stress and musculoskeletal pain are prevalent and significantly associated in adolescents: an epidemiological cross-sectional study. Østerås B, Sigmundsson H, Haga M. BMC Public Health. 2015 Oct 23;15(1):1081.

Putting physical activity whilst experiencing low back pain in context: balancing the risks and benefits. Darlow B, et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Oct 12. pii: S0003-9993(15)01241-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults. Hoogwout SJ, et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Oct 14;16(1):294.

Clinical Ratings of Pain Sensitivity Correlate With Quantitative Measures in People With Chronic Neck Pain and Healthy Controls: Cross-Sectional Study. Rebbeck T, et al. Phys Ther. 2015 Nov;95(11):1536-46. Epub 2015 May 28.

Beliefs underlying pain-related fear and how they evolve: a qualitative investigation in people with chronic back pain and high pain-related fear. Bunzli S, Smith A, Schütze R, O'Sullivan P. BMJ Open. 2015 Oct 19;5(10):e008847.

Direct and Indirect Benefits Reported by Users of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Qualitative Exploration Using Patient Interviews. Gladwell PW, Badlan K, Cramp F, Palmer S. Phys Ther. 2015 Nov;95(11):1518-28. Epub 2015 Apr 30.

The development and delivery of a female chronic pelvic pain management programme: a specialised interdisciplinary approach. Twiddy H, et al. Br J Pain. 2015 Nov;9(4):233-40.

Mood and anxiety disorders in patients with chronic low back and neck pain caused by disc herniation. Kayhan F, Albayrak Gezer İ, Kayhan A, Kitiş S, Gölen M. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2015 Nov 2:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Muscle Triggers as a Possible Source of Pain in a Sub-group of Tension Type Headache Patients? Arendt-Nielsen L, Castaldo M, Mechelli F, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Clin J Pain. 2015 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Jumping into the deep-end: results from a pilot impact evaluation of a community-based aquatic exercise program. Barker AL, et al. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Special Interest Topic: Evidence-based Practice
In the News

What do physical therapists think about evidence-based practice? A systematic review. Mota da Silva T, da Cunha Menezes Costa L, Garcia AN, Costa LO. Manual Therapy 2015;20(3):388-401.

Randomised trials in context: practical problems and social aspects of evidence-based medicine and policy Pearce W, Raman S, Turner A. Trials. 2015; 16: 394. [Epub ahead of print]

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomized trials: principles and pitfalls. da Costa BR, Jüni P. Eur Heart J. 2014 Nov 21. pii: ehu424. [Epub ahead of print]

Scoping reviews: time for clarity in definition, methods, and reporting. Colquhoun HL, et al. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Dec;67(12):1291-4. Epub 2014 Jul 14.

Ability of physiotherapists to undertake evidence-based practice steps: a scoping review. Condon C, McGrane N, Mockler D, Stokes E. Physiotherapy. 2015 Aug 15. pii: S0031-9406(15)03810-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Cross-Sectional Study to Examine Evidence-Based Practice Skills and Behaviors of Physical Therapy Graduates: Is There a Knowledge-to-Practice Gap? Manns PJ, Norton AV, Darrah J. Phys Ther. 2015 Apr;95(4):568-78. Epub 2014 May 8.

Clinical physical therapists research activity reality and barriers to their utilizing research findings. Park K, Choi B, Han D. J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Jul;27(7):2091-5. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

Perceptions of physiotherapists towards research: a mixed methods study. Janssen J, Hale L, Mirfin-Veitch B, Harland T. Physiotherapy. 2015 Jun 17. pii: S0031-9406(15)03788-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Fixing flaws in science must be professionalized. Goldacre B, Brown T. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]

Evidence-based practice implementation: case report of the evolution of a quality improvement program in a multicenter physical therapy organisation. Stevans JM, et al. Phys Ther. 2015 Apr;95(4):588-99. Epub 2015 Jan 8.
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