Monday, September 7, 2009

Journal of Physical Therapy

One of the benefits of being a member of the APTA ( is receiving the Journal of Physical Therapy. The importance of Evidence-Based Practice cannot be overlooked, and this Journal does a great job addressing so many areas of our widespread field. You can utilize the website for supplemental videos, podcasts, and the clinical bottom line which is an excellent way of summarizing the research that was performed.

Take for instance the Table of Contents of the most recent issue:

(They also have very snazy art on the cover of each issue)


PRISMA: Helping to Deliver Information That Physical Therapists Need
Christopher Maher
PHYS THER 2009;89 870-872


Reprint—Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement
David Moher, Alessandro Liberati, Jennifer Tetzlaff, Douglas G. Altman and the PRISMA Group
PHYS THER 2009;89 873-880

Research Reports

Impact of Physical Therapist–Directed Exercise Counseling Combined With Fitness Center–Based Exercise Training on Muscular Strength and Exercise Capacity in People With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial
J. David Taylor, James P. Fletcher, and Jakesa Tiarks
PHYS THER 2009;89 884-892

Factors Associated With Surgeon Referral for Physical Therapy in Patients With Traumatic Lower-Extremity Injury: Results of a National Survey of Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons
Kristin R. Archer, Ellen J. MacKenzie, Michael J. Bosse, Andrew N. Pollak, and Lee H. Riley, III
PHYS THER 2009;89 893-905

Adhesive Capsulitis: Establishing Consensus on Clinical Identifiers for Stage 1 Using the Delphi Technique
Sarah Walmsley, Darren A. Rivett, and Peter G. Osmotherly
PHYS THER 2009;89 906-917

Strategies to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy: A Formative Evaluation Pilot Project
Joe Schreiber, Perri Stern, Gregory Marchetti, and Ingrid Provident
PHYS THER 2009;89 918-933

Rehabilitation After Hallux Valgus Surgery: Importance of Physical Therapy to Restore Weight Bearing of the First Ray During the Stance Phase
Reinhard Schuh, Stefan G. Hofstaetter, Samuel B. Adams, Jr, Florian Pichler, Karl-Heinz Kristen, and Hans-Joerg Trnka
PHYS THER 2009;89 934-945

Job Strain in Physical Therapists
Marc A. Campo, Sherri Weiser, and Karen L. Koenig
PHYS THER 2009;89 946-956

Clinical Interpretation of a Lower-Extremity Functional Scale–Derived Computerized Adaptive Test
Ying-Chih Wang, Dennis L. Hart, Paul W. Stratford, and Jerome E. Mioduski
PHYS THER 2009;89 957-968

Development of a Self-Report Measure of Fearful Activities for Patients With Low Back Pain: The Fear of Daily Activities Questionnaire
Steven Z. George, Carolina Valencia, Giorgio Zeppieri, Jr, and Michael E. Robinson
PHYS THER 2009;89 969-979


Traumatic Brain Injury and Vestibular Pathology as a Comorbidity After Blast Exposure
Matthew R. Scherer and Michael C. Schubert
PHYS THER 2009;89 980-992

Letters and Responses

On "Effects of forced use on arm function in the subacute phase..." Hammer AM, Lindmark B. Phys Ther. 2009;89:526–539.
Steven L. Wolf
PHYS THER 2009;89 993-995

Author Response
Ann M. Hammer and Birgitta Lindmark
PHYS THER 2009;89 995-997


Santamato A, Solfrizzi V, Panza F, et al. "Short-term effects of high-intensity laser therapy versus ultrasound therapy..." Phys Ther. 2009;89:643–652.
PHYS THER 2009;89 999

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

News from the Foundation for Physical Therapy
PHYS THER 2009;89 1001-1002

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