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The Importance of Physical Exercise in the Elderly

The ageing process results in an array of functional (e.g., reduced balance and strength), neurological (e.g., reduced sensations and motor control), muscular (e.g., reduced muscle size and tone), and bone-related (e.g., osteoporosis) deteriorations. These changes put the elderly population at a…
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Tendinopathy: Evidence-Based Management Strategies

Tendon injuries can be acute (sudden) or chronic (longstanding), and caused by intrinsic or extrinsic factors, either alone or in combination. Tendinopathy is a common cause of disability and accounts for a significant proportion of overuse injuries in sports. Conservative…
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The Clinical Importance of Active Care in Manual Therapy

The importance of active care, i.e., the patients’ active participation in their management, is critical to the effectiveness of such management and prognosis of their neuromusculoskeletal disorder. Manual therapy is moving away from the paradigm of extensive passive care, i.e.,…
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Evidence for Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling therapy (DNT) refers to the insertion of thin surgical steel needles, as used in the practice of acupuncture, without injecting anything into the body. Several clinicians, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and some medical doctors use DNT as an…
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Self-Myofascial Release Techniques

Self-myofascial release techniques (SMRT) can be a simple and effective intervention for patients to reduce rate of tissue injury and increase joint range of motion (ROM). This technique also encourages patients to take an active role in their management and can prolong…
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Rehabilitation after Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The incidence of total shoulder replacement surgery (TSRS) is increasing each decade with approximately 23,000 surgeries performed each year. The most common indication for TSRS is severe degenerative changes (osteoarthritis) to the shoulder joint, which impairs activities of daily living….
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