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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- PNF and Balance and Strength
- And Finally, a Commentary on Cost Effectiveness of Manual Therapies
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #570 recorded November 4, 2016.
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PNF and Balance and Strength
A study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies described the effects of a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) program on balance, strength, and mobility in an older adult with chronic stroke.
The patient was male, aged 69 years, with right hemiplegia for 17 years, and had diminished balance, balance confidence, lower extremity (LE) strength, and gait velocity. He received one hour of PNF-based therapy thrice a week for six weeks.
The study concluded that PNF was effective in enhancing balance, strength, and mobility in an older adult with chronic stroke and may mitigate falls risk in this population.
More research is needed to determine its impact in a larger sample of older people with chronic stroke.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(16)30256-X/abstract
Commentary on Cost Effectiveness of Manual Therapies
A commentary published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies discussed the Cost Effectiveness of Manual Therapies for Neck and Low Back Pain.
Neck and low back pain (NLBP) are global health problems, which diminish quality of life and consume vast economic resources. Cost effectiveness in healthcare is the minimal amount spent to obtain acceptable outcomes. Studies on manual therapies often fail to identify which manual therapy intervention or combinations with other interventions is the most cost effective.
The purpose of this commentary is to sample the dialogue within the literature on the cost effectiveness of evidence-based manual therapies with a particular focus on the neck and low back regions.
The lack of homogeneity, in the available literature, makes difficult any valid comparison among the various cost effectiveness studies.
Potential outcome bias in each study is dependent upon the lens through which it is evaluated. If evaluated from a societal perspective, the conclusion slants toward “adequate” interventions in an effort to decrease costs rather than toward the most efficacious interventions with the best outcomes.
When cost data are assessed according to a healthcare (or individual) perspective, greater value is placed on quality of life, the patient’s beliefs, and the “willingness to pay.”
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(16)30204-2/abstract
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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