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Tülay Çevik Saldıran, Emine Atıcı, Derya Azim Rezaei, Özgül Öztürk, Burcu Uslu, Burcu Ateş Özcan and Begüm Okudan

Context: The research on the change in properties of the lower leg muscles by different intensity sinusoidal vertical whole-body vibration (SV-WBV) exposures has not yet been investigated. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine effect of a 20-minute different intensity SV-WBV application to the ankle plantar flexor and dorsiflexor muscles properties and hamstring flexibility. Design: Prospective preintervention–postintervention design. Setting: Physiotherapy department. Participants: A total of 50 recreationally active college-aged individuals with no history of a lower leg injury volunteered. Interventions: The SV-WBV was applied throughout the session with an amplitude of 2 to 4 mm and a frequency of 25 Hz in moderate-intensity vibration group and 40 Hz in a vigorous-intensity vibration group. Main Outcome Measures: The gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior muscle tone was assessed with MyotonPRO, and the strength evaluation was made on the same lower leg muscles using hand-held dynamometer. The sit and reach test was used for the lower leg flexibility evaluation. Results: The gastrocnemius muscle tone decreased on the right side (d = 0.643, P = .01) and increased on the left (d = 0.593, P = .04) when vigorous-intensity vibration was applied. Bilateral gastrocnemius muscle strength did not change in both groups (P > .05). Without differences between groups, bilateral tibialis anterior muscle strength increased in both groups (P < .01). Bilateral gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior muscle tone did not change in the moderate-intensity vibration group (P > .05). Flexibility increased in both groups (P < .01); however, there was no statistically significant difference between the groups (d = 0.169, P = .55). Conclusions: According to study results, if SV-WBV is to be used in hamstring flexibility or ankle dorsiflexor muscle strengthening, both vibration exposures should be preferred. Different vibration programs could be proposed to increase ankle plantar flexor muscle strength in the acute results. Vigorous-intensity vibration exposure is effective in altering ankle plantar flexor muscle tone, but it is important to be aware of the differences between the lower legs.

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. Haegele * 12 06 2020 1 07 2020 37 3 304 323 10.1123/apaq.2019-0126 apaq.2019-0126 APPLICATIONS The Physiotherapy in Preschools Program: Describing a Student-Led Assessment Service for Children With Possible Motor Skill Difficulties Margarita D. Tsiros * Emily J. Ward * Sophie Lefmann * Susan

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Neil Maguire, Paul Chesterton and Cormac Ryan

is to highlight that although pain is a very real experience, it can be an overprotective mechanism, even in the absence of tissue damage. In addition to patients, PNE has been used to improve knowledge for clinicians 7 and physiotherapy students. 8 A recent randomized control trial 8 reported

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Stef Feijen, Angela Tate, Kevin Kuppens, Thomas Struyf, Anke Claes and Filip Struyf

. Methods Design Prior to the study, rater 1 (S.F., master in rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy with 3 y of clinical experience) was trained by an experienced physiotherapist (K.K., master in rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy with over 10 y of clinical experience) in performing accurate

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Alison M. Gardiner-Shires and Cristina B. Seffrin

the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale. 19 Both authors independently appraised the included studies and referenced the PEDro website to determine if scores were consistent with those formally assessed and confirmed in the database. Both authors then determined a consensus score for each

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. Laudner * Mike Moline * Keith Meister * 2 2012 21 1 12 17 10.1123/jsr.21.1.12 An Exploration of Athletes’ Views on Their Adherence to Physiotherapy Rehabilitation After Sport Injury Andy Marshall * Maggie Donovan-Hall * Steve Ryall * 2 2012 21 1 18 25 10.1123/jsr.21.1.18 Relationships Between

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Connor Burk, Jesse Perry, Sam Lis, Steve Dischiavi and Chris Bleakley

low, with a mean PEDro score of 4.5/10. A recent audit of physiotherapy research undertaken over the past 10 years found an average PEDro score of 6.9. 28 An important limitation was although all included studies stated group allocation was random, none incorporated adequate concealment. Further

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Paula Chaves, Daniela Simões, Maria Paço, Sandra Silva, Francisco Pinho, José Alberto Duarte and Fernando Ribeiro

for the management of tendinopathy . J Bone Joint Surg Am . 2010 ; 92 ( 15 ): 2604 – 2613 . PubMed ID: 21048180 21048180 7. Rudavsky A , Cook J . Physiotherapy management of patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee) . J Physiother . 2014 ; 60 ( 3 ): 122 – 129 . PubMed ID: 25092419 doi:10.1016/j

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James Stephens and Susan Hillier

stimulation of various kinds). In an RCT study involving the FM as an intervention, Lundblad, Elert, and Gerdle ( 1999 ) studied 97 female workers with neck and shoulder problems. The workers were divided into three groups for 16 weeks of treatment: ergonomic-based physiotherapy with a body-mechanics focus

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Pablo Fanlo-Mazas, Elena Bueno-Gracia, Alazne Ruiz de Escudero-Zapico, José Miguel Tricás-Moreno and María Orosia Lucha-López

conservative approach has been recommended as a first-line treatment for patients with PFPS. 18 – 20 Currently, consensus regarding the most appropriate conservative treatment for PFPS is still lacking. 20 , 21 In our clinical practice, diacutaneous fibrolysis (DF) is used as a coadjuvant of physiotherapy