Neuromuscular Diseases

Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association

A scoping review was conducted to describe how mindfulness is used in physical rehabilitation, identify implications for occupational therapy practice, and guide future research on clinical mindfulness interventions. A systematic search of four literature databases produced 1,524 original abstracts, of which 16 articles were included.

Author(s): 
Hardison, Mark E.
Roll, Shawn C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases

Quality of life and well-being are frequently restricted in adults with neuromuscular disorders. As such, identification of appropriate interventions is imperative. The objective of this paper was to systematically review and critically appraise quantitative studies (RCTs, controlled trials and cohort studies) of psychosocial interventions designed to improve quality of life and well-being in adults with neuromuscular disorders. A systematic review of the published and unpublished literature was conducted.

Author(s): 
Walklet, Elaine
Muse, Kate
Meyrick, Jane
Moss, Tim
Publication Title: 
Muscle & Nerve

The objective of this report was to develop a scientifically sound and clinically relevant evidence-based guideline for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).

Author(s): 
Bril, Vera
England, John D.
Franklin, Gary M.
Backonja, Miroslav
Cohen, Jeffrey A.
Del Toro, David R.
Feldman, Eva L.
Iverson, Donald J.
Perkins, Bruce
Russell, James W.
Zochodne, Douglas W.
American Academy of Neurology
American Asociation of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

Though there are myriad etiologies of CPP, common therapeutic targets include inflammation, somatic dysfunction, and psychological disturbances. Inflammation may be addressed not only with dietary changes including nutritional and botanical supplements but also with mind-body therapies. Somatic dysfunction may respond to manipulative therapies provided by osteopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, and some physical therapists. Therapists may also offer visceral, craniosacral, myofascial, and other whole-body therapies, as can highly trained massage therapists and bodyworkers.

Author(s): 
Herbert, Bettina
Publication Title: 
Die Medizinische Welt
Author(s): 
Hentschel, H. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

OBJECTIVE: Interventions such as physiotherapy and ergonomic adjustments play a major role in the treatment of most work-related complaints of the arm, neck, and/or shoulder (CANS). We evaluated whether conservative interventions have a significant impact on outcomes for work-related CANS. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: A systematic review was conducted. Only (randomized) trials studying interventions for patients suffering from work-related CANS were included. Interventions may include exercises, relaxation, physical applications, and workplace adjustments.

Author(s): 
Verhagen, Arianne P.
Karels, Celinde
Bierma-Zeinstra, Sita M. A.
Feleus, Anita
Dahaghin, Saeede
Burdorf, Alex
Koes, Bart W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To compare the health care costs of patients who have received chiropractic treatment in insurance plans that do not restrict chiropractic or medical benefits with those treated solely by medical and osteopathic physicians. DESIGN: Retrospective statistical analysis of 2 yr of claims data on total insurance payments and total outpatient payments. OUTCOME MEASURES: Total insurance payments and total outpatient payments, each adjusted for sociodemographic characteristics.

Author(s): 
Stano, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the addition of chiropractic care including craniosacral therapy to a regimen of standard obstetric pregnancy results in fewer obstetric interventions during labor and delivery. DESIGN: Retrospective, case-matched, static-group comparison. SETTING: The study group was obtained from a college faculty-based clinic and received chiropractic care in addition to their routine obstetrical care. The setting for the comparison group was unkown, but the care rendered was presumed to be primary medical obstetric care only.

Author(s): 
Phillips, C. J.
Meyer, J. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To provide a rationale for active chiropractic rehabilitative treatment that extends beyond the single goal of resolution of symptomatic complaints. DATA COLLECTION: A manual search of available reference texts and a search of MEDLINE were collected with an emphasis on tissue healing sequelae and the role of mechanical loading on this process. RESULTS: The reviewed material indicates that all tissue growth and repair is influenced by mechanical loading and body posture and is positively affected by body postures that normalize/minimize adverse mechanical stresses and strains.

Author(s): 
Troyanovich, S. J.
Harrison, D. E.
Harrison, D. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: Despite the worldwide popularity of chiropractic, there is still relatively little known about the patients who visit chiropractors in the Netherlands and other European countries. OBJECTIVE: To describe in-depth the patient population of new patients to chiropractors in the Netherlands. DESIGN: Study population consisted of 10 consecutive new patients per participating chiropractor. A retrospective-type questionnaire was used. SETTING: Private practice.

Author(s): 
Rubinstein, S.
Pfeifle, C. E.
van Tulder, M. W.
Assendelft, W. J.

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