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Aims and objectives : To generate gender-specific and broadly based agerelated indices for normative lumbar ranges of motion for all planes of movement. Design : This was a repeated measures prospective study of spinal range of motion in a sample of volunteer subjects utilizing a portable...
Objective : To explore the effects of weighted garments on the balance and gait of stroke patients. Design : A pilot randomized controlled study with blinded measurement. Setting : Weighted garments were worn by patients living in the community and measurement was made in a hospital-based gait...
Patients with disability that is not fully accounted for by known pathology commonly consult within health care systems, and their diagnosis and management present challenges. This editorial puts the phenomenon in a historical context, and then discusses three such challenges: explanation,...
Objective : To identify similarities and differences between a Bobath-based (BB) and a movement science-based (MSB) approach. Design : Direct observation by a trained observer was used to record behaviours during treatments. Setting : An acute stroke ward. Subjects : Twenty-two stroke patients....
Objective : To examine 10-m comfortable walking speed and 6-minute distance in healthy individuals and individuals after stroke and to assess the level of disability associated with poor walking endurance after stroke. Design : Descriptive study in which comfortable walking speed over 10 m and...
Objective : To explore the experience of caregiving in informal carers of stroke patients. Design : The research approach was qualitative. Data were collected one year after the stroke occurred using a semi-structured interview. The audio-taped interviews were transcribed and following this...
Objective : To evaluate the effects of a physical exercise programme for children with asthma on an outpatient basis. Design : Intervention study: a randomized pretest–post-test control group design. Setting and subjects : Forty-seven children with clinically diagnosed asthma participated in...
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