Dawood, Muhammad; Bekker, Piet J.; Van Rooijen, Agatha Johanna; Korkie, Elzette(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-03-13)
BACKGROUND : Evidence-based practice requires the use of objective, valid and reliable tests for
measuring the length of a muscle. Latissimus Dorsi is a muscle which undergoes length
changes (loss of extensibility) and ...
Grobler, Susan H.; Mostert, Karien; Becker, Piet J.(Wiley, 2018-08)
BACKGROUND : Work‐related postural change could lead to improved musculoskeletal health.
METHOD(S) : In a quantitative, retrospective, longitudinal study, data of work‐related musculoskeletal disorders of 123 sewing‐machine ...
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of workrelated
injuries among nurses (Chung et al., 2013) and are associated
with pain, loss of function and disability (Sorour & El-Maksoud, 2012).
Van der Westhuizen, Linda; Mothabeng, D. Joyce; Nkwenika, Tshifhiwa M.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-10-26)
BACKGROUND : People with spinal cord injury (PWSCI) who use wheelchairs for mobility tend
to be physically inactive because of their limited mobility. Poor endurance and exercise
tolerance, associated with poor physical ...
Maree, Carin; Bresser, Philippa; Yazbek, Mariatha; Engelbrecht, L.; Mostert, K.; Viviers, C.; Kekana, Maria(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017-12)
BACKGROUND : Interprofessional education aims to prepare learners to collaborate across specialties to provide high-quality healthcare. Internationally
and nationally, the emerging need for integrated healthcare and ...
Children with disabilities are rehabilitated by dedicated professionals. Rehabilitation
professionals in rural areas are challenged by a lack of resources often in the form of budgetary
constraints and a shortage of ...
The use of outcome measures by rehabilitation professionals has been advocated for many
years; however, routine use is still lacking. Literature on the factors influencing the use of
outcome measures locally is limited; ...
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a debilitating progressive neurological disorder. The main clinical features of PD are: rigidity, bradykinesia, akinesia, and resting tremor. People living with PD often present ...
Human, Anri; Mostert-Wentzel, Karien(University of the Western Cape, 2013)
PURPOSE : To determine the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy (percussion, postural drainage and suctioning) in non-ventilated paediatric bronchiolitis patients aged 0 to 24 months. BACKGROUND : The field of paediatric ...
Mostert-Wentzel, Karien; Nel, C.; Van Rooijen, Agatha Johanna; Francis, J.; Gibbs, G.; Hacker, K.; Gebert, S.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2008)
Self-management is a vital element in the care of type 2
diabetes patients. In turn, self-efficacy plays a major role in patients’ self-management.
Self-efficacy is the patient’s personal judgement of his/her
STUDY DESIGN : Case Report. OBJECTIVES : To describe physiotherapy intervention in an individual with a suspected whiplash injury. BACKGROUND : The patient was a 29-year old male with complaints of neck pain and tightness ...
How do physiotherapists in Gauteng Province,
who are members of the South African Society of Physiotherapy
(SASP), view social responsibility?
A cross-sectional survey was conducted after ethics approval.
All 1 098 ...
Based on indicators that emerged from The First Physical Therapy Summit on Global Health (2007), the Second Summit (2011) identified
themes to inform a global physical therapy action plan to integrate health promotion ...
Shoulder dysfunction inhibits 80% of competitive swimmers from performing optimally. The most common contributing factor to shoulder dysfunction is an altered scapula position. A standard for the distance between T4 and ...
Childhood disabilities are conditions that affect or are likely to influence the development of
children into adulthood. Childhood disabilities are common in both high-income as well as lowincome
countries. UNICEF estimated ...
Clark, Vincent Ralph; Bentley, Joanne; Dold, Anthony P.; Zikishe, Vathiswa; Barker, Nigel(Pensoft Publishers, 2016-04-15)
South Africa’s 800 km-long southern Great Escarpment hosts numerous endemic plant species only
known from their type specimens or from very few records. This is a legacy of a 100–150 year lag between
the pioneer work of ...
Mathye, Desmond; Eksteen, Carina A.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-02-26)
PURPOSE : To investigate the role that rehabilitation professionals play in the rehabilitation
of children with disabilities in the rural and under-resourced community of Giyani in
METHOD : A qualitative, ...
Maart, R.; Mostert-Wentzel, Karien(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05)
BACKGROUND. Dental students are extensively trained to provide dental treatment to their patients during the undergraduate programme. However, no
or little time is spent on the training of basic communication skills. ...
Van Rooijen, Agatha Johanna; Viviers, Christa M.; Becker, Piet J.(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2010)
Urbanisation, a sedentary lifestyle and increasing obesity due to
westernization and changed eating habits have been identified as independent
risk factors for diabetes in the South African population.
To establish the ...
Mothabeng, D. Joyce; Eksteen, Carina A.; Westaway, M.(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2012)
The evaluation of rehabilitation outcomes requires
instruments that are valid and reliable, and have been psychometrically
tested in the context of a particular population. The purpose of
this study was to ...