Marloes Thoomes-de Graaf

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To critically appraise and compare the measurement properties of self-administered patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) focussing on the shoulder, assessing “activity limitations.” Systematic review. The study population had to consist of patients with shoulder pain. We excluded postoperative patients or patients with generic diseases. The(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder pain is disabling and has a considerable socio-economic impact. Over 50% of patients presenting in primary care still have symptoms after 6 months; moreover, prognostic factors such as pain intensity, age, disability level and duration of complaints are associated with poor outcome. Most shoulder complaints in this group are categorized(More)
STUDY DESIGN Reliability study. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the interrater-reliability of the interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound in patients with shoulder pain between physical therapists and radiologists. BACKGROUND Although physical therapists in The Netherlands increasingly use diagnostic ultrasound in clinical practice,(More)
Study Design Clinical measurement study, prospective cohort design. Background Shoulder pain is a common disorder, and treatment is most often focused on a reduction of pain and functional disabilities. Several reviews have encouraged the use of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) to objectify functional disability. It is important to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder pain is one of the three main musculoskeletal complaints and more than 50% of the patients have symptoms longer than 6 months. Until now, limited data exist about the content of physiotherapy for patients with shoulder pain in primary care. OBJECTIVE Describe current physiotherapeutic diagnostic- and therapeutic management, including(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. BACKGROUND Immobilization and chronic neck pain may cause a transformation of muscle tissue fibers. These changes affect the ability to effectively control 3-D movement of the cervical spine. This case report describes the effect of specific deep cervical flexor (DCF) musculature training in a patient with chronic neck pain and(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In clinical practice, the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy is based on information from the patient's history, physical examination, and diagnostic imaging. Various physical tests may be performed, but their diagnostic accuracy is unknown. PURPOSE This study aimed to summarize and update the evidence on diagnostic performance of(More)
This case report introduces an innovative and novel way of functionally retraining the sport specific cervical function in a 13-year-old elite water polo player with a combined tension type headache and cervicogenic headache. After an evidence based assessment and manipulative physical therapy management regime, consisting of manual mobilization and(More)
Background Health care providers need prognostic factors to distinguish between patients who are likely to recover and those who are not likely to recover. Objective The aim of this study was to: (1) describe the clinical course of recovery and (2) identify prognostic factors of recovery in patients with shoulder pain at the 26-week follow-up. Design A(More)
BACKGROUND Physical therapists (PTs) use a range of manual therapy techniques developed to an advanced level through postgraduate orthopaedic manipulative physical therapy (OMPT) programmes. The aim of this study was to describe the adverse effects experienced by students after having techniques performed on them as part of their OMPT training. DESIGN A(More)
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