Show Notes for April 13, 2018

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Our new Google Plus Chiropractic Community
  • Effects of balance and proprioceptive training on total hip and knee replacement rehabilitation
  • And Finally, a Story about Movement and Manual Therapy for Adults with Arthritis

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #629 recorded April 13, 2018

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Google Plus Chiropractic Community

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Effects of balance and proprioceptive training on total hip and knee replacement rehabilitation

Balance and proprioceptive deficits are frequently persistent after total joint replacement, limiting functionality and involving altered movement patterns and difficulties in walking and maintaining postural control among patients.

The goal of this systematic review, published in the journal Gait and Posture, was to evaluate the short- and mid-term effects of proprioceptive and balance training for patients undergoing total knee and hip replacement.

Eight trials were included, involving 567 participants.

The synthesis (of the study) showed that, in clinical terms, balance trainings are a convenient complement to conventional physiotherapy care to produce an impact on balance and functionality after knee replacement.

If outcomes such as improvement in pain, knee range of movement, or patient quality of life are to be promoted, it would be advisable to explore alternative proposals specifically targeting these goals.

Further research is needed to confirm or discard the current evidence ultimately, predominantly in terms of the effects on the hips and those yielded by preoperative interventions.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.gaitposture.com/article/S0966-6362(18)30133-4/fulltext

 

 

Movement and manual therapy for adults with arthritis

The use of manual therapies (chiropractic manipulation, massage) and movement therapies (yoga, tai chi) by people with arthritis may relate to their personal characteristics, and the reported emotional and physical health outcomes may differ by type of therapy.

The objective of a 2012 study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, was to describe personal characteristics and predictors of manual and movement therapy use for people with arthritis, and to compare the use of manual versus movement therapy to improve physical and emotional health outcomes for people with arthritis.

CAM respondents with arthritis were identified from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Data were analyzed to determine the overall percentages of CAM users, and to examine the associations between use/nonuse using multivariable linear regressions.

The study concluded that while both movement and manual therapies can have positive effects on people with arthritis, it appears that active therapies are more beneficial than passive therapies.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229917306568

 

 

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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.

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