• Telerehabilitation program improves function, reduces pain among patients with late-stage cancer

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A telerehabilitation program improved physical function, pain and quality of life among patients with advanced-stage cancer, according to study results.
    “Patients with late-stage cancers often lose their functional abilities and, with this loss, have a poorer quality of life and lowered ability to tolerate their cancer treatments,” Andrea L. Cheville, MD, physician in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said in a press release. “Rehabilitation and exercise can reverse or slow these losses, but it is often hard for
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  • Physical Therapy Outcome Measures for Assessment of Lower Extremity Chronic Pain-Related Function in Pediatrics

    Physical Therapy Outcome Measures for Assessment of Lower Extremity Chronic Pain-Related Function in Pediatrics

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    To assess the clinical utility of 5 physical therapy outcome measures in quantifying functional changes in pediatric lower extremity chronic pain treated at a hospital-based interdisciplinary rehabilitation center.
    Design:
    This was a cross-sectional study with retrospective review of 173 individuals, 8 to 18 years old, treated from June 2008 to 2013.
    Methods:
    The measures used were the Timed Up and Go, Timed Up and Down Stairs, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition, 6-minute walk test, and Lower Extremity Functional Scale. Participant performance was...
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