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Comparison of incremental Vestibulo-ocular Reflex Adaptation Training Versus x 1 Training in Patients With Chronic Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: A Two-Year Randomized Controlled Trial (2020)

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
Researchers investigated two treatment models for 21 individuals with chronic vestibular hypofunction. The control treatment was prescribed for 6 months and consisted of VOR x 1 exercises. This is a standard exercise in most cases of vestibular hypof ...
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Validity and Responsiveness of the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale (2019)

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
The researchers set out to determine if a newly created vestibular subjective outcome measure was reliable and valid. They compared the new outcome measure, the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale (VVAS), to the gold standard measure, the Situation Charact ...
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Self-Management Exercise Intervention on Wound Healing, Functional Ability and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Adults With Venous Leg Ulcers: A Randomised Controlled Trial (2016)

AdultPTLegsOrthopaedics
Venous ulcers are commonly treated by therapists who specialize in wound treatment. Evidence based strategies are critical to help people with venous ulcers heal faster. This randomized controlled trial assessed a 12-week home-based ankle exercise in ...
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Once-Daily Incremental Vestibular-Ocular Reflex Adaptation Training in Patients With Chronic Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: A 1-Week Randomized Controlled Study (2021)

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
Individuals with peripheral vestibular hypofunction were split into a control group who received consistent vestibulo- ocular reflex (VOR) training and a group who received progressive VOR training. Training was performed for 15 minutes 4 times per w ...
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8% Capsaicin Patch in Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain (2020)

AdultPTNervous System Conditions
Neuropathic pain is challenging to treat and has few effective treatment options. This article snapshot examines findings from a retroactive observational study that followed 120 patients diagnosed with peripheral neuropathic pain who were treated wi ...
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Strength Training for Skeletal Muscle Endurance After Stroke (2017)

AdultOTPTStroke
Strength training can be prescribed to people who have had strokes to increase muscle strength. Local muscular endurance, however, may be just as or more important than maximal strength for improving function in people who have had strokes. This rese ...