V J Robertson
Affiliation: La Trobe University
- Vastus medialis electrical stimulation to improve lower extremity function following a lateral patellar retinacular releaseValma J Robertson
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 32:437-43; discussion 443-6. 2002..A single-case study design...
- A review of therapeutic ultrasound: effectiveness studiesV J Robertson
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
Phys Ther 81:1339-50. 2001..Depending on the condition, ultrasound (active and placebo) was used alone or in conjunction with other interventions in a manner designed to identify its contribution and distinguish it from those of other interventions...
- Setting safe and effective suction pressure: the effect of using a manometer in the suction circuitK J Donald
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia 3083
Intensive Care Med 26:15-9. 2000..To establish the levels of pressure used to perform tracheal suction (TS) and if they are affected by having a manometer visible in the suction circuit...
- Variation in motor threshold with frequency using kHz frequency alternating currentA R Ward
Department of Human Physiology and Anatomy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria, 3086, Australia
Muscle Nerve 24:1303-11. 2001..The form of the motor response evoked at high frequencies has features that suggest that frequencies above 10-kHz have little or no useful clinical role in rehabilitation procedures...
- Occupational health and safety in physiotherapy: guidelines for practiceJ E Cromie
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, 3083, Australia
Aust J Physiother 47:43-51. 2001..The paper concludes by calling for further research to explore and develop this area of injury prevention in the physiotherapy profession...
- The variation in fatigue rate with frequency using kHz frequency alternating currentA R Ward
Department of Human Physiology and Anatomy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
Med Eng Phys 22:637-46. 2000..It is argued that this is due to selective dropout of fast-fatigue fibres. The findings suggest the potential usefulness of kHz frequency alternating current for functional electrical stimulation...
- Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physical therapists: prevalence, severity, risks, and responsesJ E Cromie
Schools of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia 3083
Phys Ther 80:336-51. 2000..The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and severity of WMSDs in physical therapists, contributing risk factors, and their responses to injury...
- Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and the culture of physical therapyJean E Cromie
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Phys Ther 82:459-72. 2002..The article also explores the ways in which these values may compete with each other, and it suggests how this may contribute to the onset of WMSDs and to therapists' behavior following a WMSD...
- A comparison of true and premodulated interferential currentsJohn Ozcan
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:409-15. 2004..To compare true and premodulated interferential currents (IFCs) in terms of sensory, motor, and pain thresholds; maximum electrically induced torque (MEIT); and comfort...
- Optimal frequencies for electric stimulation using medium-frequency alternating currentAlex R Ward
Department of Human Physiology and Anatomy, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1024-7. 2002..To determine the effect of single cycles of alternating current of various frequencies on sensory and motor thresholds and on relative thresholds (motor threshold/sensory threshold)...
- Physical therapists who claimed workers' compensation: a qualitative studyJean E Cromie
School of Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086 Australia
Phys Ther 83:1080-9. 2003..This article describes the experiences of a group of therapists with WMSDs who made compensation claims...
- Monophasic and biphasic stimulation evoke different responsesEdelle C Field-Fote
Division of Physical Therapy, University of Miami School of Medicine, 5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Ste 500, Coral Gables, Florida 33146, USA
Muscle Nerve 28:239-41. 2003..These perception and waveform findings suggest that, contrary to historical belief, the trailing positive phase of a biphasic pulse has a stimulating effect at low stimulus intensities...
- Occupational health in physiotherapy: general health and reproductive outcomesJean E Cromie
La Trobe University, Australia
Aust J Physiother 48:287-94. 2002..Physiotherapists who perform hydrotherapy, however, have an increased risk of skin complaints...
- Hospital stay and discharge outcomes after knee arthroplasty: implications for physiotherapy practiceLeonie B Oldmeadow
La Trobe University
Aust J Physiother 48:117-21. 2002..This finding suggests a method of risk screening is required to assist clinical decision making with regard to discharge...
- The effect of duty cycle and frequency on muscle torque production using kilohertz frequency range alternating currentAlex R Ward
Department of Human Physiology and Anatomy, School of Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
Med Eng Phys 26:569-79. 2004..5 kHz provides an acceptable trade-off between MEIT and comfort. The findings also suggest that low duty cycle, burst modulated AC stimulation may be more effective than stimulation using conventional low-frequency pulsed current...