Hi, Thank you for visiting my blog ! Here is a little introduction to who I am and what this blog is about. My name is Clément NOËL. I am a French physiotherapist who loves to question, ask, learn, and teach about physiotherapy everyday. I graduated in 2015, did some courses around different topics and… Continue reading Welcome & Introduction
You may wonder why a French Physiotherapist decided to write his personal blog in English ... There are my reasons why I chose to write my blog in English and I will explain them here. In order to enter my Master of Science (MSc) program at the University of Brighton in the United-Kingdom; I had… Continue reading Read In English Please !
You will find below the list and links of the papers I have summarized and that you can find in the "Papers" section. I strongly advise you to read the full article if one paper's summary caught your attention. All of the papers posted here are helpful and shed light on some aspects of clinical… Continue reading Summary of Papers
(Smith, Hendrick, O Smith, & Al., 2017) Aims: To compare the effect of exercises where pain is allowed / encouraged compared with non-painful exercises on pain, function or disability in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain within randomised controlled trials. Method: Systematic review on exercises into pain vs non-pain exercises on pain, function or disability. 9… Continue reading Should exercises be painful in the management of chronic MKS pain? A SR with MA
(Takasaki et al., 2011) Aims: The purpose of this study was 1) to examine measurement reliability of segmental upper cervical movements using magnetic resonance imaging and 2) to investigate the content validity of the FRT Methods: MRI study measurement on 19 healthy women. Results: FRT is a valid and reliable (substantial reliability) measure of Upper… Continue reading Normal kinematics of the upper cervical spine during the Flexion-Rotation Test – In vivo measurements using magnetic resonance imaging
(Van Laarhoven et al., 2011) Aims: To study verbally induced nocebo and placebo effects on itch and pain. Methods: 105 healthy female subjects were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups: (Itch nocebo n=36 vs Control n=20 or Pain nocebo n=33 vs Control n=16). In itch / pain nocebo groups patients were told a verbal… Continue reading Induction of nocebo and placebo effects on itch and pain by verbal suggestions
(Walsh & Hall, 2009) Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of manual palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the examination of low-back related leg pain. Methods: 45 subjects. Palpation compared to SLR + Slump. Inclusion: presence of unilateral low-back related leg pain,… Continue reading Reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the exam of LB related leg pain.
(Willy et al., 2019) Aims: Guidelines on PFP Methods: Review of literature & experts' consensus. Limitations: May be bias in experts’ opinion. Broad topic. Expert consensus In Practice: Diagnosis: The presence of retro-patellar or peri-patellar pain, (2) reproduction of retro-patellar or peri-patellar pain with squatting, stair climbing, prolonged sitting, or other functional activities loading the… Continue reading Patellofemoral Pain
This post is a simple list of all resources I currently use to learn. (I will try to update it frequently). I wanted to list them all in one place and make them accessible to everyone seeking for sources of information. You will find here different types of learning inputs according to the learning experience… Continue reading Great learning opportunities :
(Ridehalgh, Sandy-Hindmarch, & Schmid, 2018) Aims: To examine the validity of clinical tests to assess small nerve fibers degeneration using Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CST) as a model neuropathy. Methods: Prospective cross-sectional. Presence of CTS was assessed with skin biopsies. 85 patients with CTS were evaluated with Neurotip and Quantitative sensory testing (T°). A subgroup of… Continue reading Validity of clinical small-fiber sensory testing to detect small-fiber degeneration
(Luomajoki, Kool, de Bruin, & Airaksinen, 2008) Aims: To determine whether the number of positive tests out of six active MC tests was different in patients LBP VS healthy controls + if ≠ according to the duration of LBP. Methods: Case control study, Non blinded, 108 P and 102 controls, consecutive Germans, LBP (excluded radiculopathy),… Continue reading Movement control tests of the LBP; evaluation of the difference between P with LBP and healthy controls
(Lee & Evans, 1992) Aims: Among others, to evaluate the effects of cyclic and sustained PA loadings, and on loading rate on PA mobility. Method: N = 28, 18 – 23 yo, 50/50 male/female. Assessed mobility of L3-L5 (max 150N), three cyclic loadings on L4 (150N) and sustained loading on L4 (100N in two min).… Continue reading Creep and hysteresis / preconditioning : Load displacement time characteristics of the spine under PA mob
(Furlan, Giraldo, Baskwill, Irvin, & Imamura, 2015) Aims: To assess the effects of massage therapy for people with non-specific LBP. Methods: RCTs, LBP, Inactive (supposed to be ineffective) or active modalities. Outcomes measures = pain and functional status, < or > to 6months. Secondary outcome = overall improvement, patient satisfaction, quality of life and work-related… Continue reading Massage for LBP