The effect of dry needling for myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulders

Background The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis is to determine the effect of dry needling in the treatment of MPTs. Methods Searches were performed using the electronic databases AMED, EBM reviews, Embase, and Ovid MEDLINE (all from database inception-February 2012). Study selection Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included if they compared dry needling […]

The Effectiveness of a NuStep after Total Knee Replacement. A McGill Research Study

The NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer – McGill Physical Therapy Masters Project 2013 Abstract Purpose: Examine the effectiveness of the NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer in combination with a functional rehabilitation program after a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) or hemiarthroplasy of the hip, and to determine its feasibility and safety. Methods: The study […]

CHEO Researchers release new pediatric concussion guidelines

Courtesy of Rehab Management: According to a news release from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) recently launched the first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines. In the release, Roger Zemek, MD, project leader, scientist at CHEO, and assistant professor of […]

Study: 6,000 Steps a Day Can Reduce Risk of Functional Limitations for Persons with Knee OA

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, June 26, 2014 A new study shows that walking 6,000 steps daily can significantly reduce the risk of functional limitation among individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). For the study, 1,788 participants with or at risk for knee OA were monitored with an ankle pedometer for 2 years. The participants were not […]

U of Toronto Study Links Parental Addictions to Arthritis in Adult Offspring

Courtesy of Rehab Management A study conducted by the University of Toronto indicates that the adult offspring of parents with drug or alcohol addiction are more likely to have arthritis. During the study, the researchers investigated a group of 13,036 adults and found that a medical professional had diagnosed 20.4% of respondents with arthritis. Researchers note […]

Comparing a home exercise program with usual care for post TKA rehabilitation-a randomized controlled trial

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, April 16, 2014 Efficacy of a 12-month, monitored home exercise programme compared with normal care commencing 2 months after total knee arthroplasty: A randomized controlled trial OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a delayed home exercise programme compared with normal care after primary total knee arthroplasty. DESIGN: Single-blind, prospective, randomized, controlled […]

NuStep-Aerobic Exercise in Subacute Stroke Improves Cardiovascular Health and Physical Performance

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, February, 4th, 2014 NuStep-Aerobic Exercise in Subacute Stroke Improves Cardiovascular Health and Physical Performance Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: Departments of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center Individuals in the subacute stage of stroke participated in an 8-week moderate- to high-intensity exercise training intervention, using […]

Attend Toronto Rehab’s Research Day

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, October 31, 2013 Attend Toronto Rehab’s Research Day This annual event provides an opportunity for the Toronto Rehab research community to come together to present their work to colleagues, decision-makers and the public. Featured at this year’s research day will be almost one hundred Minute Madness presentations, research posters and videos […]

Research Matters!

Research matters! In 2009, OrthoCanada  partnered with the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada to support physiotherapy research in Canada. Since then, OrthoCanada has committed to over $100 000 in research funding and endowment projects. In December 2012, the PFC recognized OrthoCanada as a leading donor for its significant contribution of $100,000. The donation will be used to support physiotherapy […]

Health benefits of nordic walking: A systematic review

Courtesy of Health Evidence, McMaster University Citation: Tschentscher M, Niederseer D, & Niebauer J. (2013). Health benefits of nordic walking: A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(1), 76-84. Abstract: CONTEXT: Modern lifestyle, with its lack of everyday physical activity and exercise training, predisposes people to chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension, and coronary […]