Mobility Limitation

Publication Title: 
Age and Ageing

OBJECTIVE: one-third of community-dwelling older adults fall annually. Exercise that challenges balance is proven to prevent falls. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the impact of yoga-based exercise on balance and physical mobility in people aged 60+ years. METHODS: searches for relevant trials were conducted on the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) from inception to February 2015.

Author(s): 
Youkhana, Sabrina
Dean, Catherine M.
Wolff, Moa
Sherrington, Catherine
Tiedemann, Anne
Publication Title: 
Age and Ageing

OBJECTIVE: one-third of community-dwelling older adults fall annually. Exercise that challenges balance is proven to prevent falls. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the impact of yoga-based exercise on balance and physical mobility in people aged 60+ years. METHODS: searches for relevant trials were conducted on the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) from inception to February 2015.

Author(s): 
Youkhana, Sabrina
Dean, Catherine M.
Wolff, Moa
Sherrington, Catherine
Tiedemann, Anne
Publication Title: 
Clinical Nursing Research

The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to examine reasons for participation in clinical research among older adults with mobility limitation. A purposive sample of 20 men and 20 women aged 70 years or older was recruited. Data were collected by audiotaped telephone interviews using a semistructured interview guide and transcribed verbatim. Participants expect privacy, professionalism by research staff, and respectful treatment.

Author(s): 
Schlenk, Elizabeth A.
Ross, Diana
Stilley, Carol S.
Dunbar-Jacob, Jacqueline
Olshansky, Ellen
Publication Title: 
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were (1) to demonstrate the reliability and validity of the Impact of Weight on Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire (IWADL), a measure of ability to perform daily physical activities, in individuals with type 2 diabetes who are moderately obese and (2) to characterize those individuals with low self-reported ability. METHODS: Data from a web-based survey of individuals with type 2 diabetes and body mass index (BMI) of 30-40?k/mg(2) were used to calculate Cronbach's ? and demonstrate both IWADL factorial and construct validity.

Author(s): 
Hayes, Risa P.
Nelson, David R.
Meldahl, Michael L.
Curtis, Bradley H.
Publication Title: 
The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

BACKGROUND: Exercise that challenges balance can improve mobility and prevent falls in older adults. Yoga as a physical activity option for older adults is not well studied. This trial evaluated the feasibility and effect of a 12-week Iyengar yoga program on balance and mobility in older people. METHODS: We conducted a blinded, pilot randomized controlled trial with intention-to-treat analysis. Participants were 54 community dwellers (mean age 68 years, SD 7.1) not currently participating in yoga or tai chi.

Author(s): 
Tiedemann, Anne
O'Rourke, Sandra
Sesto, Romina
Sherrington, Catherine
Publication Title: 
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

PURPOSE: The purpose of this case report was to document outcomes following an intense exercise program integrating yoga with physical therapy exercise in a male with Parkinson's disease. METHOD: The participant performed an intense 1½-hour program (Phase A) incorporating strengthening, balance, agility and yoga exercises twice weekly for 12 weeks. He then completed a new home exercise program developed by the researchers (Phase B) for 12 weeks.

Author(s): 
Moriello, Gabriele
Denio, Christopher
Abraham, Megan
DeFrancesco, Danielle
Townsley, Jill
Publication Title: 
PM & R: the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether fear avoidance beliefs (FABs) in older adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP) are significantly associated with gait speed decline and/or self-report of greater disability. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: An academic medical center (single site). PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred English-speaking participants aged 65 years and older with CLBP every day or almost every day of moderate or greater intensity for ≥3 months. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: The physical activity portion of the FAB questionnaire assessed FABs.

Author(s): 
Camacho-Soto, Alejandra
Sowa, Gwendolyn A.
Perera, Subashan
Weiner, Debra K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of chiropractic on 5 outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries: increased difficulties performing activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental ADLs (IADLs), and lower body functions, as well as lower self-rated health and increased depressive symptoms.

Author(s): 
Weigel, Paula Anne
Hockenberry, Jason
Bentler, Suzanne
Wolinsky, Fredric D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) is a neuromuscular condition affecting brachial plexus functionality. NTOS is characterized by paresthesia, pain, muscle fatigue, and restricted mobility in the upper extremity. This study quantified massage therapy's possible contribution to treatment of NTOS. A 24-year-old female with NTOS received eight treatments over 35 days. Treatment included myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cross fiber friction, muscle stripping, and gentle passive stretching.

Author(s): 
Streit, Robin S.
Publication Title: 
Health and History

This essay details my experience with a woman who believed her profound incapacity was due to her failure to respect what she termed the power of chiropractic. Whilst the clinical setting may be a fertile locale for the analysis of power the essay seeks not to allocate supplementary relations or uncover unspoken truths by privileging none but a remarkable woman's interpretation of that power.

Author(s): 
Draper, Barry C.

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