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Gargano, Frank - - 2012
This case report describes a 39 year old woman with a 10 month history of right-sided temporal headaches. In addition, she experienced a 'wobble' feeling when rolling toward her right side and reported suboccipital pain, tinnitus and a mild visual disturbance. Objective assessment revealed she had a positional upbeat clockwise ...
Lees, Amanda - - 2012
Confidentiality is known to be a challenging aspect of physiotherapy practice. This paper explores current guidance available to the profession in New Zealand. Using a contentious real life case study from health care practice nine undergraduate physiotherapy students were asked to provide their responses to the ethically complex scenario using ...
McCleary, Rachael - - 2012
The purpose of the study was to determine physiotherapists' knowledge and uptake of the ABC approach to education on smoking cessation. An invitation to complete a web-based survey was emailed to each member of Physiotherapy New Zealand. Data gathered included demographic details, personal smoking habits and knowledge and uptake of ...
Moody, Jemma - - 2012
Falls are a major concern in the older adult population of New Zealand. While several land-based falls prevention programmes exist, these may be inappropriate for individuals with lower extremity osteoarthritis. This paper presents participants' perceptions of a mixed methods study that investigated the effects of a twelve week aqua-aerobics programme ...
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Lynch, Greg - - 2012
Reeve, Julie - - 2012
Smith, Catherine - - 2012
Self-reported fatigue is a complex, multifactorial symptom frequently experienced by people with multiple sclerosis (MS). There is growing evidence that regular participation in exercise activities might result in better physiological fitness and perceived health in this population; however, many people with MS-related fatigue are anxious about exercising. Measurement of self- ...
DipPhty, Nicola - - 2012
The Oswestry Disability Low Back Pain Questionnaire (ODQ) is a validated outcome measure responsive to chronic low back pain. In New Zealand, a proportion of private practitioners use this disease specific outcome measure This clinical audit of a solo physiotherapy practice treating patients with chronic low back pain sought to ...
Foster, Clare - - 2012
Emotion aspects of physiotherapy work were explored with in-depth interviewing of ten experienced physiotherapists in private practice in New Zealand to meet the following three research objectives: (1) to identify the range of emotions felt, (2) to identify emotional themes in context, and (3) to identify self-management techniques. Emotions were ...
Roopchand-Martin, Sharmella - - 2012
The objective of this study was to explore whether a patient with a high level and one with a low level of paraplegia could interact successfully with the boxing programme on the Nintendo Wii and whether there would be improvements in their seated functional reach distance when this activity replaced ...
Tasker, Diane - - 2012
The relationship that develops between a physiotherapist and the client's family/care team in community-based healthcare is complex and needs to be managed with subtlety and care, not only for the client's wellbeing, but also for the professional and personal involvement of the physiotherapist. Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to explore the ...
Bonham-Lloyd, Sarah - - 2011
Taylor, Denise - - 2011
The interest in gaming systems as rehabilitation interventions is increasing rapidly and anecdotal evidence suggests that use of gaming systems is relatively common in clinical practice. This paper considers the evidence for the use of the Nintendo Wii balance board with Wii Fit software as a possible intervention for improving ...
Hayes, Kate - - 2011
Hyperinflation of the lungs is a technique commonly employed by physiotherapists in the intensive care setting. Whilst there is extensive evidence to support the use of manual hyperinflation, there is limited evidence regarding the efficacy of ventilator hyperinflation. The aim of this study was to investigate the current physiotherapy practice ...
Culy, Rose - - 2011
The purpose of this paper was to undertake a review of literature investigating the risks and benefits of Cervical Spine Manipulation (CSM) and the ethical decision making involved with informed consent. CSM is often used to treat neck pain. The technique carries the infrequent yet serious risk of stroke. While ...
Sivayogam, Anand - - 2011
Protrusion and retraction reflect two extreme head postures. This study aimed to investigate balance performance in these head postures when compared to the neutral posture. Balance was tested in healthy males aged 18 to 30 years (n=25) using the equilibrium score (ES) generated by the EquiTest Balance Manager[TM]. The test ...
Stotter, Gill - - 2011
Kersten, Paula - - 2011
Outcome measures, which use questions or assess performance on tasks, are increasingly used in clinical practice. A key principle of such measures is that of internal construct validity. This is a characteristic that is best evaluated with Rasch analysis. This approach to analysis tends to be described in the literature ...
Besley, Jessica - - 2011
The purpose of this review was to: (a) explore existing literature regarding the 'therapeutic relationship' in physiotherapy to identify what are considered the core components; and (b) critically appraise the conceptual basis of two commonly used measures of the therapeutic relationship: the Working Alliance Inventory and the Helping Alliance Questionnaire ...
Besley, Jessica - - 2011
This study aimed to: (1) explore client and physiotherapist perspectives of the acceptability and usability of the Working Alliance Inventory-Short Form and Helping Alliance Questionnaire-Version Two; (2) assess the test-retest reliability of these measures; and (3) explore their convergent and face validity. Twenty-two physiotherapist/client dyads from three practices completed both ...
Robinson, Kelly - - 2011
This case series explores the benefits of an eight week upper limb circuit training group for an outpatient stroke population with regards to three domains of the International Classification Framework (ICF): body structures and function; activity and participation. There were four participants ranging in age from 52 to 63 years ...
Binns, Elizabeth - - 2011
The Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) is a falls prevention programme developed in New Zealand to target the modifiable falls risk factors of lower limb weakness and impaired balance. There is strong evidence of the effectiveness of the OEP in reducing falls in older adults but evidence of the underlying clinical ...
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