IDR January 2013 - Editorial
Technology and Physiotherapy Practice
Technology is advancing and changing every day. While many aspects of our clinical practice may feel the same, this year’s Interdivisional Review, produced by the DRRC, a subcommittee of the CPA Division Chairs group, aims to illustrate examples of how technology is already changing
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IDR January 2013 Volume 26   [Download Full Issue ]
 
1. ACUPUNCTURE
Referred Knee Pain Treated with Electro acupuncture to Iliopsoas
Pain is the most common symptom known to respond to placebo. A predominantly negative view of placebo and placebo effects continues to prevail in the evidence-based practices of...
2. ANIMAL REHAB
Distance Education in Animal Physiotherapy - Leveraging Technology for Sustainable Professional Education
Animal physiotherapy is now well established as an integral component of the animal health care team and a natural progression of advanced veterinary care.
3. CARDIORESPIRATORY
The Potential Role of Accelerometry and Remote Monitoring in the Care of Individuals with Chronic Lung Disease
Clinical trials and meta-analyses confirm that there are significant physiologic and psychological benefits of respiratory rehabilitation for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 4. INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
Developing International Collaborations in Physical Therapy Academia: A Case Example Emphasizing Education and Scholarship
International collaboration includes formal or informal cooperative alliances to jointly pursue academic ventures, including education,research,and service/clinical practice. 5. NEUROSCIENCES
Quantitative gait analysis: the role of technology in advancing the assessment and treatment of gait post spinal cord injury
You may never see it on a Physiotherapy program curriculum, but every physiotherapist (PT) has to learn to be a juggler.
6. ORTHOPAEDIC
Ultrasound Imaging and Muscle Function
In the past 30 years, increasing numbers of physical therapists have employed conventional grayscale brightness mode (B-mode) ultrasound imaging (USI) to assess
7. PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY
Exergames and Youth - Exergames for Cancer Prevention in Youth: Challenges and Contemporary Research
One of the most contemporary health challenges that Canada faces is the number of deaths attributed to cancer.
8.PRIVATE PRACTICE
Practice Management Systems: Data Mining for Evidence-Based Decision Making
A practice management (PM) system is software designed to assist professionals in  the effective management of their operational practice.  
9. SENIOR'S HEALTH
New opportunities for physiotherapy after total hip replacement: emerging technologies and objective measurements
Outcome measures are becoming an increasingly important aspect of physiotherapy practice, as clients and funders express the need to see demonstrable changes in health and function as a result of physiotherapy care. 10. SPORT
The role of technology in the evolution of sport injury surveillance
Sport participation can help to avoid the health-related hazards associated leading a sedentary lifestyle, but is also associated with an increased risk of injury(Emery, 2009) 11. WOMEN'S HEALTH
Ultrasound imaging in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction: A clinical perspective
Until recently, the only imaging method available for imaging the pelvic floor musculature in vivo was magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Due to high costs and limited accessibility, MRI has not been adopted in clinical practice for imaging the pelvic floor.