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PRACTICE GUIDLINES AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Conditions commonly seen within the Ghanaian Physiotherapy community.

GUIDELINES

Interventions to improve physical function for children and young people with cerebral palsy: international clinical practice guideline. Free Full text article
Jackman M, Sakzewski L, Morgan C et al.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2022 May;64(5):536-549. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.15055.


SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Effectiveness of exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Free Full article
Liang X, Tan Z, Yun G et al.
J Rehabil Med. 2021 Apr 1;53(4):jrm00176. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2772.


Systematic Review of Clinical Guidelines Related to Care of Individuals With Cerebral Palsy as Part of the World Health Organization Efforts to Develop a Global Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation.
Damiano DL, Longo E, Carolina de Campos A et al.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Sep;102(9):1764-1774. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.11.015.


Effectiveness of virtual reality in children and young adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trial. Free Full article
Fandim JV, Saragiotto BT, Porfírio GJM, Santana RF.
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021 Jul-Aug;25(4):369-386. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.11.003


Effect of muscle strength training in children and adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Merino-Andrés J, García de Mateos-López A, Damiano DL, Sánchez-Sierra A.
Clin Rehabil. 2022 Jan;36(1):4-14. doi: 10.1177/02692155211040199. Epub 2021 Aug 18.


Physical therapy interventions to improve sitting ability in children with or at-risk for cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Inamdar K, Molinini RM, Panibatla ST, Chow JC, Dusing SC.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2021 Apr;63(4):396-406. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14772.


A systematic review of vestibular stimulation in cerebral palsy.
Topley D, McConnell K, Kerr C.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Nov;43(23):3291-3297. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1742802.


Non-surgical interventions for the treatment of masticatory muscular spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy. Systematic review of randomized clinical trials.
Rocha MM, Martimbianco ALC, Beltramin RZ et al.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2022 Jan;29:68-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2021.09.020.


Effects of Dynamic Suit Orthoses on the Spatio-Temporal Gait Parameters in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Free Text article
Belizón-Bravo N, Romero-Galisteo RP, Cano-Bravo F et al.
Children (Basel). 2021 Nov 5;8(11):1016. doi: 10.3390/children8111016


Gait-assisted exoskeletons for children with cerebral palsy or spinal muscular atrophy: A systematic review.
Cumplido C, Delgado E, Ramos J et al. et al.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2021;49(3):333-348. doi: 10.3233/NRE-210135.


Early interventions in infants with unilateral cerebral palsy: A systematic review and narrative synthesis.
Mailleux L, De Beukelaer N, Carbone MB, Ortibus E.
Res Dev Disabil. 2021 Oct;117:104058. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2021.104058.


Role and Effects of Hippotherapy in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Free Full article
Menor-Rodríguez MJ, Sevilla Martín M, Sánchez-García JC et al.
J Clin Med. 2021 Jun 11;10(12):2589. doi: 10.3390/jcm10122589


Effect of physical therapy interventions on spatiotemporal gait parameters in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
Corsi C, Santos MM, Moreira RFC et al.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Jun;43(11):1507-1516. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1671500


Physical Activity and the Health of Wheelchair Users: A Systematic Review in Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Spinal Cord InjuryFree Full book
Selph SS, Skelly AC, Wasson N et al.
Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2021 Oct. Report No.: 21(22)-EHC017.


Virtual Reality Intervention to Help Improve Motor Function in Patients Undergoing Rehabilitation for Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, or Stroke: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Free Full text
Amirthalingam J, Paidi G, Alshowaikh K et al.
Cureus. 2021 Jul 30;13(7):e16763. doi: 10.7759/cureus.16763..


Rehabilitation after single-event multilevel surgery for children and young adults with cerebral palsy: A systematic review.
Guinet AL, Khouri N, Desailly E.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Aug 13. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001864. Online ahead of print


Nintendo Wii Balance Board therapy for postural control in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Montoro-Cárdenas D, Cortés-Pérez I, Zagalaz-Anula N et al.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2021 Nov;63(11):1262-1275. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14947.


Effects of Physical Therapist Intervention on Pulmonary Function in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Rutka M, Adamczyk WM, Linek P.
Phys Ther. 2021 Aug 1;101(8):pzab129. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab129.


Efficacy of early interventions with active parent implementation in low-and-Middle income countries for young children with cerebral palsy to improve child development and parent mental health outcomes: a systematic review.
Branjerdporn N, Benfer K, Crawford E et al.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Oct 14:1-15. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1989063. Online ahead of print


Integration of Motor Learning Principles Into Virtual Reality Interventions for Individuals With Cerebral Palsy: Systematic Review. Free Full article
Demers M, Fung K, Subramanian SK et al.
JMIR Serious Games. 2021 Apr 7;9(2):e23822. doi: 10.2196/23822


Physical therapy with hippotherapy compared to physical therapy alone in children with cerebral palsy: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Santos de Assis G, Schlichting T, Rodrigues Mateus B et al.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2022 Feb;64(2):156-161. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.15042. Epub 2021 Aug 28


Effect of action observation therapy on motor function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials with meta-analysis.
Abdelhaleem N, Taher S, Mahmoud M, Hendawy A et al
Clin Rehabil. 2021 Jan;35(1):51-63. doi: 10.1177/0269215520954345


Management of Muscle Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy by Means of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Corrado B, Di Luise C, Servodio Iammarrone C.
Dev Neurorehabil. 2021 Jan;24(1):1-7. doi: 10.1080/17518423.2019.1683908.


Clinical effects of assisted robotic gait training in walking distance, speed, and functionality are maintained over the long term in individuals with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Volpini M, Aquino M, Holanda AC et al.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Jul 7:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1942242.


Virtual motor training to improve the activities of daily living, hand grip, and gross motor function among children with cerebral palsy: Meta-regression analysis.
Zhang Y, Li R, Miao X et al.
Gait Posture. 2022 Jan;91:297-305. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.10.046.


Evidence-based position paper on the professional practice of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine for persons with cerebral palsy. The European PRM position (UEMS PRM section).
Hornáček K, Kujawa J, Varela Donoso E et al.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Dec;57(6):1020-1035. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06983-5


Non-surgical interventions for the treatment of masticatory muscular spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy. Systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Free Full text article
Rocha MM, Martimbianco ALC, Beltramin RZ et al.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2022 Jan;29:68-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2021.09.020.


GUIDELINES

Non-Surgical Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Leading To Neurogenic Claudication: A Clinical Practice Guideline. Free Full article
Bussières A, Cancelliere C, Ammendolia C et al.
J Pain. 2021 Sep;22(9):1015-1039. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.03.147


The Dutch Multidisciplinary Occupational Health Guideline to Enhance Work Participation Among Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome PatientsFree Full article
Luites JWH, Kuijer PPFM, Hulshof CTJ et al.
J Occup Rehabil. 2021 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s10926-021-09993-4


Guideline Acupuncture for low back pain: a clinical practice guideline from the Hong Kong taskforce of standardized acupuncture practice
Hai-Yong Chen, Wing-Fai Yeung, Ming-Xiao Yang et al.
J Tradit Chin Med. 2022 Feb;42(1):140-147.doi: 10.19852/j.cnki.jtcm.2022.01.009


SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Evidence-based treatment recommendations for neck and low back pain across Europe: A systematic review of guidelines. Free Full article
Corp N, Mansell G, Stynes S et al.
Eur J Pain. 2021 Feb;25(2):275-295. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1679.


Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain.
Hayden JA, Ellis J, Ogilvie R et al.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Sep 28;9(9):CD009790. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009790.pub2.


Treating low back pain in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Thornton JS, Caneiro JP, Hartvigsen J et al.
Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jun;55(12):656-662. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102723


Manual Therapy in Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Free Full article
Kuligowski T, Skrzek A, Cieślik B.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 7;18(11):6176. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18116176.


Effectiveness of Mechanical Traction for Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Vanti C, Panizzolo A, Turone L et al.
Phys Ther. 2021 Mar 3;101(3):pzaa231. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa231.


Effectiveness of osteopathic interventions in chronic non-specific low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Free Full article
Dal Farra F, Risio RG, Vismara L, Bergna A.
Complement Ther Med. 2021 Jan;56:102616. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102616.


Some types of exercise are more effective than others in people with chronic low back pain: a network meta-analysisFree Full text article
Hayden JA, Ellis J, Ogilvie R et al.
J Physiother. 2021 Oct;67(4):252-262. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2021.09.004.


Posterior-Chain Resistance Training Compared to General Exercise and Walking Programmes for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain in the General Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Free Full text article
Tataryn N, Simas V, Catterall T et al.
Sports Med Open. 2021 Mar 8;7(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s40798-021-00306-w


PEER systematic review of randomized controlled trials: Management of chronic low back pain in primary careFree Full text article
Kolber MR, Ton J, Thomas B, Kirkwood J et al.
Can Fam Physician. 2021 Jan;67(1):e20-e30. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6701e20


Effect of Home Exercise Training in Patients with Nonspecific Low-Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisFree Full text article
Quentin C, Bagheri R, Ugbolue UC et al.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Aug 10;18(16):8430. doi: 10.3390/ijerph1816843


The effects of myofascial release technique for patients with low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysisFree Full text article
Chen Z, Wu J, Wang X, Wu J, Ren Z.
Complement Ther Med. 2021 Jun;59:102737. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102737. Epub 2021 May 10


Sham treatment effects in manual therapy trials on back pain patients: a systematic review and pairwise meta-analysisFree Full text article
Lavazza C, Galli M, Abenavoli A, Maggiani A.
BMJ Open. 2021 May 4;11(5):e045106. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045106


Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain: a systematic review with network meta-analysis. Free Full text article
Gianola S, Bargeri S, Del Castillo G et al. Br J Sports Med. 2022 Jan;56(1):41-50. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103596


The Effectiveness of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions Upon Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisFree Full text article
Koukoulithras I Sr, Stamouli A, Kolokotsios S et al.
Cureus. 2021 Jan 30;13(1):e13011. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13011


Is adding pelvic floor muscle training to an exercise intervention more effective at improving pain in patients with non-specific low back pain? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Bernard S, Gentilcore-Saulnier E et al.
Physiotherapy. 2021 Mar;110:15-25. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2020.02.005


Walking, Cycling, and Swimming for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis.
Pocovi NC, de Campos TF, Christine Lin CW et al.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Feb;52(2):85-99. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2022.10612


Crenobalneotherapy for low back pain: systematic review of clinical trials.
Forestier R, Fioravanti A, Bender T et al.
Int J Biometeorol. 2022 Jan;66(1):13-23. doi: 10.1007/s00484-021-02188-9.


Management approach combining prognostic screening and targeted treatment for patients with low back pain compared with standard physiotherapy: A systematic review & meta-analysis.
Ogbeivor C, Elsabbagh L.
Musculoskeletal Care. 2021 Dec;19(4):436-456. doi: 10.1002/msc.1541


Vertical traction for lumbar radiculopathy: a systematic review. Free Full text article
Vanti C, Turone L, Panizzolo A et al. Free Full text article
Arch Physiother. 2021 Mar 15;11(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s40945-021-00102-5


Well-described exercises for chronic low back pain in Life Science Literature: A systematic review.
Pieri E, Bonetti F, Pellicciari L, Scipioni F.
J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2021 Dec 16. doi: 10.3233/BMR-210179. Online ahead of print


Sling Exercise in the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Drummond C, Lebedeva V, Kirker K, Masaracchio M.
J Strength Cond Res. 2021 Sep 23. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004135.


The effects of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in treating chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Gao P, Tang F, Liu W, Mo Y.
J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2022;35(1):21-33. doi: 10.3233/BMR-200306


The Use of Virtual Reality in Back Pain Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Bordeleau M, Stamenkovic A, Tardif PA, Thomas J.
J Pain. 2022 Feb;23(2):175-195. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.08.001


Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Acupressure on Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Free full text article
Li T, Li X, Huang F, Tian Q, Fan ZY, Wu S.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Feb 24;2021:8862399. doi: 10.1155/2021/8862399


Effectiveness of Global Postural Re-Education in Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisFree full text article
Gonzalez-Medina G, Perez-Cabezas V, Ruiz-Molinero C et al.
J Clin Med. 2021 Nov 16;10(22):5327. doi: 10.3390/jcm10225327


Effectiveness of Ultrasound Therapy on the Management of Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Free full text article
Haile G, Hailemariam TT, Haile TG.
J Pain Res. 2021 May 17;14:1251-1257. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S277574


Effects of exercise on balance in patients with non-specific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Dal Farra F, Arippa F, Arru M et al.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Oct 12. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07293-2.


Digital Therapeutic Care and Decision Support Interventions for People With Low Back Pain: Systematic Review. Free full text article
Lewkowicz D, Slosarek T, Wernicke S et al.
JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol. 2021 Nov 19;8(4):e26612. doi: 10.2196/26612


What is the effect of low back pain self-management interventions with exercise components added? A systematic review with meta-analysisFree full text article
Rathnayake APS, Sparkes V, Sheeran L.
Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2021 Dec;56:102469. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2021.102469


Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Free full text article
Brea-Gómez B, Torres-Sánchez I, Ortiz-Rubio A et al.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Nov 11;18(22):11806. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182211806


Does Motor Control Exercise Restore Normal Morphology of Lumbar Multifidus Muscle in People with Low Back Pain? – A Systematic Review. Free full text article
Pinto SM, Boghra SB, Macedo LG et al.
J Pain Res. 2021 Aug 20;14:2543-2562. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S314971.


Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training reduces pain and disability in individuals with chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Arcanjo FL, Martins JVP, Moté P et al.
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2022 Feb;46:101505. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101505


Prevention strategies to reduce future impact of low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Free full text article
de Campos TF, Maher CG, Fuller JT et al.
Br J Sports Med. 2021 May;55(9):468-476. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101436


Effectiveness of fitness for work interventions for workers with low back pain: A systematic review. Free full text article
Ishimaru T, Chimed-Ochir O, Arphorn S, Fujino Y.
J Occup Health. 2021 Jan;63(1):e12261. doi: 10.1002/1348-9585.12261.


Meta-Analysis of Tai Chi Chuan in Treating Lumbar Spondylosis and Back Pain.
Zhang F, Zhao J, Jiang N, Zhai Q, Hu J, Zhang J. Free Full text article
Appl Bionics Biomech. 2022 Feb 7;2022:2759977. doi: 10.1155/2022/2759977.


Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Free Full text article
Yue L, Sun MS, Chen H, Mu GZ, Sun HL.
Biomed Res Int. 2021 Nov 15;2021:5937250. doi: 10.1155/2021/5937250


Non-operative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication: an updated systematic review. Free Full text article
Ammendolia C, Hofkirchner C, Plener J et al.
BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 19;12(1):e057724. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057724.


Effectiveness of smartphone apps for the self-management of low back pain in adults: a systematic review.
Didyk C, Lewis LK, Lange B.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Dec 2:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.2005161


Effects of physical exercise on low back pain and cortisol levels: a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Barros Dos Santos AO, Pinto de Castro JB et al.
Pain Manag. 2021 Jan;11(1):49-57. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2020-0020


Effects of Low Back Pain Exercises on Pain Symptoms and Activities of Daily Living: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Zhang SK, Yang Y, Gu ML, Mao SJ, Zhou WS.
Percept Mot Skills. 2022 Feb;129(1):63-89. doi: 10.1177/00315125211059407


Psychological interventions for reducing fear avoidance beliefs among people with chronic back pain.
Vergeld V, Martin Ginis KA, Jenks AD.
Rehabil Psychol. 2021 Nov;66(4):386-403. doi: 10.1037/rep0000394


A systematic review of the effectiveness of mass media campaigns for the management of low back pain.
Suman A, Armijo-Olivo S, Deshpande S et al.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Dec;43(24):3523-3551. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1743777


The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Education for Preventing and Treating Non-Specific Low Back Pain in the Hispanic Cultural Setting: A Systematic Review. Free Full text article
Kovacs FM, Burgos-Alonso N, Martín-Nogueras AM, Seco-Calvo J.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jan 12;19(2):825. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19020825.


The efficacy of kinesio taping as an adjunct to physical therapy for chronic low back pain for at least two weeks: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Free Full text article
Sun G, Lou Q.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Dec 10;100(49):e28170. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000028170.


Comparative efficacy of 12 non-drug interventions on non-specific chronic low back pain in nurses: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Sun W, Zhang H, Lv C, Tang L, Tian S.
J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2021;34(4):499-510. doi: 10.3233/BMR-200147


Exercise interventions can improve muscle strength, endurance, and electrical activity of lumbar extensors in individuals with non-specific low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Free Full text article
Clael S, Campos LF, Correia KL et al.
Sci Rep. 2021 Aug 19;11(1):16842. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-96403-7.


Meta-Analysis of Tai Chi Chuan in Treating Lumbar Spondylosis and Back Pain.
Zhang F, Zhao J, Jiang N, Zhai Q, Hu J, Zhang J. Free Full text article
Appl Bionics Biomech. 2022 Feb 7;2022:2759977. doi: 10.1155/2022/2759977.


Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Free Full text article
Yue L, Sun MS, Chen H, Mu GZ, Sun HL.
Biomed Res Int. 2021 Nov 15;2021:5937250. doi: 10.1155/2021/5937250


Non-operative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication: an updated systematic review. Free Full text article
Ammendolia C, Hofkirchner C, Plener J et al.
BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 19;12(1):e057724. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057724.


Effectiveness of smartphone apps for the self-management of low back pain in adults: a systematic review.
Didyk C, Lewis LK, Lange B.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Dec 2:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.2005161


Effects of physical exercise on low back pain and cortisol levels: a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Barros Dos Santos AO, Pinto de Castro JB et al.
Pain Manag. 2021 Jan;11(1):49-57. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2020-0020


Effects of Low Back Pain Exercises on Pain Symptoms and Activities of Daily Living: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Zhang SK, Yang Y, Gu ML, Mao SJ, Zhou WS.
Percept Mot Skills. 2022 Feb;129(1):63-89. doi: 10.1177/00315125211059407


Psychological interventions for reducing fear avoidance beliefs among people with chronic back pain.
Vergeld V, Martin Ginis KA, Jenks AD.
Rehabil Psychol. 2021 Nov;66(4):386-403. doi: 10.1037/rep0000394


A systematic review of the effectiveness of mass media campaigns for the management of low back pain.
Suman A, Armijo-Olivo S, Deshpande S et al.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Dec;43(24):3523-3551. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1743777


The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Education for Preventing and Treating Non-Specific Low Back Pain in the Hispanic Cultural Setting: A Systematic Review. Free Full text article
Kovacs FM, Burgos-Alonso N, Martín-Nogueras AM, Seco-Calvo J.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jan 12;19(2):825. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19020825.


The efficacy of kinesio taping as an adjunct to physical therapy for chronic low back pain for at least two weeks: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Free Full text article
Sun G, Lou Q.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Dec 10;100(49):e28170. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000028170.


Comparative efficacy of 12 non-drug interventions on non-specific chronic low back pain in nurses: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Sun W, Zhang H, Lv C, Tang L, Tian S.
J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2021;34(4):499-510. doi: 10.3233/BMR-200147


Exercise interventions can improve muscle strength, endurance, and electrical activity of lumbar extensors in individuals with non-specific low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Free Full text article
Clael S, Campos LF, Correia KL et al.
Sci Rep. 2021 Aug 19;11(1):16842. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-96403-7


Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Conservative Care for Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.
Chen L, Ferreira ML, Beckenkamp PR et al.
Phys Ther. 2021 Feb 4;101(2):pzaa200. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa200.


Efficacy of extracorporeal shock waves in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical studies Free Full text article
Tao Wu , Sha Li , Jing Ren et al.
Ann Transl Med. 2022 Feb;10(4):165. doi: 10.21037/atm-22-295


Non-operative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication: an updated systematic review
Free Full text article
Carlo Ammendolia , Corey Hofkirchner , Joshua Plener et al
BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 19;12(1):e057724. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057724


The efficacy of kinesio taping as an adjunct to physical therapy for chronic low back pain for at least two weeks: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Free Full text article
Sun G, Lou Q.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Dec 10;100(49):e28170.


Walking, Cycling, and Swimming for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis Free Full text article
Pocovi NC, de Campos TF, Christine Lin CW et al.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Feb;52(2):85-99. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2022.10612


Classification Approaches for Treating Low Back Pain Have Small Effects That Are Not Clinically Meaningful: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis
Scott D Tagliaferri, Ulrike H Mitchell, Tobias Saueressig, et al
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Feb;52(2):67-84. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2022.10761.


The Use of Virtual Reality in Back Pain Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Martine Bordeleau , Alexander Stamenkovic , Pier-Alexandre Tardif , et al
J Pain. 2022 Feb;23(2):175-195. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.08.001.


Multimodal Interventions Including Rehabilitation Exercise for Older Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials. Free Full text article
Kechichian A, Lafrance S, Matifat E et al.
J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2022 Jan-Mar 01;45(1):34-49. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000279


Evaluating the effectiveness of patient tailored treatment for patients with non-specific low back pain: A systematic review. Free full text article
Chys M, Cagnie B, De Meulemeester K et al.
Musculoskeletal Care. 2022 Mar;20(1):31-46. doi: 10.1002/msc.1572


A systematic review of the effectiveness of Pilates on pain, disability, physical function, and quality of life in older adults with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Free Full text article
Denham-Jones L, Gaskell L, Spence N et al.
Musculoskeletal Care. 2022 Mar;20(1):10-30. doi: 10.1002/msc.1563.


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Effects of High-Frequency (HF) Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) on Upper Extremity Motor Function in Stroke Patients: A Systematic ReviewFree Full text article
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Frameworks for Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Addressing When, What, and HowFree Full text
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Effectiveness of Long-Term Physiotherapy in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
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J Parkinsons Dis. 2021;11(4):1619-1630. doi: 10.3233/JPD-212782.


Effects of music-based movement therapy on motor function, balance, gait, mental health, and quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Clin Rehabil. 2021 Jul;35(7):937-951. doi: 10.1177/0269215521990526.


Parkinson’s disease patients benefit from bicycling – a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Tiihonen M, Westner BU, Butz M, Dalal SS.
NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2021 Sep 24;7(1):86. doi: 10.1038/s41531-021-00222-6.


Dance Is an Accessible Physical Activity for People with Parkinson’s Disease.
Emmanouilidis S, Hackney ME, Slade SC et al.
Parkinsons Dis. 2021 Oct 22;2021:7516504. doi: 10.1155/2021/7516504.


Parkinson’s disease and intensive exercise therapy – An updated systematic review and meta-analysis.
Gamborg M, Hvid LG, Dalgas U, Langeskov-Christensen M.
Acta Neurol Scand. 2022 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/ane.13579. Online ahead of print.


Effectiveness of Cognitive Rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Sanchez-Luengos I, Balboa-Bandeira Y, Lucas-Jiménez O et al.
J Pers Med. 2021 May 18;11(5):429. doi: 10.3390/jpm11050429.


Lee Silverman Voice Treatment to Improve Speech in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Pu T, Huang M, Kong X et al.
Parkinsons Dis. 2021 Dec 27;2021:3366870. doi: 10.1155/2021/3366870.


Non-pharmacological therapies for pain management in Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review.
Qureshi AR, Jamal MK, Rahman E et al.
Acta Neurol Scand. 2021 Aug;144(2):115-131. doi: 10.1111/ane.13435.


Virtual reality balance training to improve balance and mobility in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Sarasso E, Gardoni A, Tettamanti A et al.
J Neurol. 2021 Oct 28. doi: 10.1007/s00415-021-10857-3. Online ahead of print.


Effect of home-based virtual reality training and telerehabilitation on balance in individuals with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Neurol Sci. 2022 Feb 17. doi: 10.1007/s10072-021-05855-2. Online ahead of print.


Non-Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve Balance and Reduce Risk of Falls in People Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic ReviewFree Full text
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Brain Sci. 2021 Oct 28;11(11):1435. doi: 10.3390/brainsci11111435.


The effects of treadmill exercise in animal models of Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review.
Ferreira AFF, Binda KH, Real CC.
Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 Dec;131:1056-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.10.019. Epub 2021 Oct 21.


Speech and language therapy treatment on hypokinetic dysarthria in Parkinson disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Muñoz-Vigueras N, Prados-Román E, Valenza MC, Granados-Santiago M, Cabrera-Martos I, Rodríguez-Torres J, Torres-Sánchez I.


Interventions Involving Biofeedback to Improve Swallowing in People With Parkinson Disease and Dysphagia: A Systematic Review.
Battel I, Calvo I, Walshe M.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb;102(2):314-322. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.06.033.


Effects of Treadmill Exercise on Neural Mitochondrial Functions in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review of Animal Studies.
Nhu NT, Cheng YJ, Lee SD.
Biomedicines. 2021 Aug 13;9(8):1011. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines9081011.


Effects of vibratory stimulation on balance and gait in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Marazzi S, Kiper P, Palmer K, Agostini M, Turolla A.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Apr;57(2):254-264. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06099-2.


The impact of virtual reality on manual dexterity of Parkinson’s disease subjects: a systematic review.
Lahude AB, Souza Corrêa P, P Cabeleira ME, Cechetti F.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2022 Jan 25:1-8. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2021.2001060. Online ahead of print.


Effects of Endurance Training on Motor Signs of Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
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Sports Med. 2022 Feb 3. doi: 10.1007/s40279-022-01650-x. Online ahead of print.


Repeated Gait Perturbation Training in Parkinson’s Disease and Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisFree Full text
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The effects of exercise on sleep quality in persons with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review with meta-analysis.
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Differences Between Exergaming Rehabilitation and Conventional Physiotherapy on Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
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Front Neurol. 2021 Aug 9;12:683385. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.683385.


Interventions Within the Scope of Occupational Therapy to Improve Activities of Daily Living, Rest, and Sleep in People With Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review.
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Am J Occup Ther. 2021 May 1;75(3):7503190020. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2021.048314.


Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) as a Useful Rehabilitation Strategy to Improve Cognition in Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease: An Updated Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.
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Front Neurol. 2022 Feb 2;12:798191. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.798191.


Vigorous Aerobic Exercise in the Management of Parkinson Disease: A Systematic ReviewFull text article
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The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review. Free full text
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Virtual Reality Intervention to Help Improve Motor Function in Patients Undergoing Rehabilitation for Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, or Stroke: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Free Full article
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Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials on the effects of yoga in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Suárez-Iglesias D, Santos L, Sanchez-Lastra MA, Ayán C.
Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Sep 17:1-20. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1966522.


Effectiveness of home-based rehabilitation using active video games on quality of life, cognitive and motor functions in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review.
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The efficacy and safety of moderate aerobic exercise for patients with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
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Ann Palliat Med. 2021 Mar;10(3):2638-2649. doi: 10.21037/apm-20-1661. Epub 2021 Feb 5.


The effects of virtual reality training in stroke and Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation: a systematic review and a perspective on usability. Free Full article
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Effect of Resistance Exercise on Body Structure and Function, Activity, and Participation in Individuals With Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review.
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Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Oct;102(10):1998-2011. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.01.081.


The effect of exercise on balance in patients with stroke, Parkinson, and multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials.
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Effect of aerobic exercise on functional capacity and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
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Effectiveness of Telerehabilitation on Motor Impairments, Non-motor Symptoms and Compliance in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review.
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Effects of robot-assisted gait training on postural instability in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review.
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Nintendo WiiTM versus Xbox KinectTM for functional locomotion in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis Free Full text article
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Effect of home-based virtual reality training and telerehabilitation on balance in individuals with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Free Full text article
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