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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of early and prolonged locomotor treatment with the use of a robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) device (Lokomat; Hocoma Inc., Zurich, Switzerland) on the functional outcomes of patients after subacute stroke. DESIGN A nonblinded prospective, randomized, controlled study. SETTING Rehabilitation department in(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility and the ability to recruit and retain children with severe traumatic brain injury or cerebral palsy, and their families, to a simple home-based exercise programme and to assess the immediate and short-term effects of such intervention on reducing impairment and improving function. STUDY DESIGN Randomized clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of a group education programme on pain and function through knowledge acquisition and a home-based exercise programme. DESIGN A parallel randomised single-blind clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Fifty patients aged 65 years or over with knee osteoarthritis. INTERVENTIONS The study group (n=25) was given a group education(More)
Lymphedema is an adverse effect of breast cancer surgery. Aqua lymphatic therapy (ALT) is a novel treatment for limb volume reduction. The aim of this study was to examine whether ALT is a safe method and whether there are differences in adherence, limb volume, and quality of life between women who perform only self-management treatment and women who(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and physical capabilities such as balance, muscle strength and walking performance and to evaluate the associations between physical capabilities and LTPA among children post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) as compared to a peer group of typically-developed (TD) controls. PARTICIPANTS Convenience(More)
BACKGROUND Professional drivers have been found to be at high risk for developing low back pain. However, the exact reasons are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of LBP among Israeli professional urban bus drivers, and evaluate the association between LBP in drivers and work-related psychosocial and ergonomic risk factors. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To quantify the differences in gait variability and balance performance between typically developed (TD) children and children with post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to determine the association between gait variability and functional balance in both groups. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Physical therapy department of a paediatric(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years the demand for frozen food in the Western world has been growing, and the number of cold storeroom has increased proportionately. There are very few studies documenting cold exposure as a risk factor for musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS). This study describes the prevalence of MSS, in particular low back pain (LBP) among cold(More)
OBJECTIVES To quantify the differences in gait variability and balance performance between children with cerebral palsy (CP), children with post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) and typically developed (TD) children and to determine the association between gait variability and functional balance in these groups. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING(More)
PURPOSE To assess the within-session reliability of the Modified Functional Reach Test (MFRT) and the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test in children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and children with typical development (TD). METHODS A convenience sample of 24 children with TBI and 24 children with TD matched for age and sex were tested. Following 1 practice(More)