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 Brighton University in the United-Kingdom; I had to take… Continue reading Read In English Please !
You will find below the list and links of the papers I have summarized. 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 practice. Enjoy the Bibliography Clément Clinical Reasoning: Person-Centred Care:… Continue reading Summary of Papers
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
(Neal, Barton, Gallie, O’Halloran, & Morrissey, 2016) Aims: To synthesise prospective, observational and intervention studies that measure clinical and biomechanical outcomes in symptomatic running populations. Methods: SR, 2 independent reviewers, 28 studies, PeDro scale for quality. Results: Very limited prospective evidence indicates that increased peak hip adduction is a risk factor for PFP development in… Continue reading Runners with PFP have altered biomechanics which targeted interventions can modify
(Van Der Heijden et al., 2015) Aims: To investigate differences in patellofemoral cartilage composition between patients with PFP and healthy control sub- jects using quantitative MRI Methods: Cross-sectional case-control study, PFP group symptom duration from 2 months to 2 years, 14 to 40 yo. 64 patients and 70 controls. Results: No significant differences were found… Continue reading No difference in quantitative MRI in PFP cartilage composition between patients with PFP and healthy controls
(Van der Heijden, Lankhorst, Van Linschoten, Bierma-Zeinstra, & Van Middelkoop, 2015) Aim: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of exercise therapy aimed at reducing knee pain and improving knee function for people with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Methods: Cochrane Review of RCT and quasi RCT about exercise for PFP, 2 indep reviewers, outcomes : pain… Continue reading Exercise for treating PFPS Review
(Lack, Barton, Sohan, Crossley, & Morrissey, 2015) Aims: This review (1) evaluates the efficacy of proximal musculature rehabilitation for patients with PFP; (2) compares the efficacy of various rehabilitation protocols; and (3) identifies potential biomechanical mechanisms of effect in order to optimise outcomes from proximal rehabilitation in this problematic patient group. Methods: SR, 2 independent… Continue reading Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for PFP: A SR with MA.
(Kalauokalani, Cherkin, Sherman, Koepsell, & Deyo, 2001) Aims: To evaluate the association of a patient’s expectation for benefit from a specific treatment with improved functional outcome. Methods: Secondary analysis from a RCT comparing massage, acupuncture, and self-care material (control group) used for patients with chronic LBP. 135 patients, 10 treatments within 10 weeks. The participants… Continue reading Lessons from a trial of acupuncture & massage for LBP: patient expectations & treatment effects.