Abstract Of The WEEK

To submit an "Abstract Of The Week" to the NPTA, please click here to fill out the form. If selected, your entry will be pubished on the NPTA blog. 

Many more abstracts can be found at PubMed or by clicking here. 

Blog

Abstract of the Week For 7/17/17: Effects of Combined Resistive Underwater Exercises and Interferential Current Therapy in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial (copy)

 

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a cause of disability in childhood. Little research exists concerning physical therapy management, and no evidence exists for orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) for JIA. The purpose of this case report is to describe the use of OMPT in combination with therapeutic exercise in the successful treatment of a child with oligoarticular JIA.

KEY POINTS:

A 6-year-old girl with oligoarticular JIA presented with elbow pain and stiffness interfering with function. Treatment consisted of OMPT in combination with therapeutic exercise and a home exercise program.

CONCLUSIONS:

Improvements were demonstrated in elbow range of motion, pain, Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire, Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument, and the Patient Specific Functional Scale.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE:

Orthopedic manual physical therapy may be considered as a treatment of a child with JIA.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We provide evidence that OMPT may be considered as a treatment of a child with JIA.

PMID: 27661250
 
DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000319
To read the full abstract, click here.

This Abstract was submitted by Jennifer O'Loughlin, PT, DPT, Creighton University Pediatric Physical Therapy Resident, jenniferoloughlin@creighton.edu.

Return to list

0 Comments