Physiotherapy Canada

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Physiotherapy Canada is the official, scholarly, refereed journal of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), giving direction to excellence in clinical science and reasoning, knowledge translation, therapeutic skills and patient-centred care.

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PHYSIOTHERAPY CANADA INTRODUCES VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
Scientific Editor Dina Brooks is pleased to announce that Physiotherapy Canada Online now hosts video files as supplementary material alongside your publication to encourage further exploration and research. A video introduction can be found at the link below along with instructions and technical details on how to submit and upload video files.

Video Submission Guidelines
Dina’s Video Introduction

Physiotherapy Canada now accepts video supplements for:
• Guest Editorials
• Exercise Program (example of intervention or measurement)
• Clinical Commentaries
• Book Reviews

Physiotherapy Canada is seeking video submissions upon initial submission of the content outlined above and must follow the journal’s guidelines for videos. When you are ready, please upload your video to Drop Box. If you have questions about video you are working on or require more detail, please contact editorial assistant Sandra Cumming at scumming@utpress.utoronto.ca.



Founded in 1923, Physiotherapy Canada meets the diverse needs of national and international readers and serves as a key repository of inquiries, evidence and advances in the practice of physiotherapy.

Recognized as one of the top five evidence-based journals of physiotherapy worldwide, Physiotherapy Canada publishes the results of qualitative and quantitative research including systematic reviews, meta analyses, meta syntheses, public/health policy research, clinical practice guidelines, and case reports. Key messages, clinical commentaries, brief reports and book reviews support knowledge translation to clinical practice.

In addition to delivering authoritative, original scientific articles and reports of significant clinical studies, Physiotherapy Canada's editorials and abstracts are presented in both English and French, expanding the journal's reach nationally and internationally. Key messages form an integral part of each research article, providing a succinct summary for readers of all levels. This approach also allows readers to quickly get a feel for 'what is already known' and 'what this study adds to' the subject.

Clinician's commentaries for key articles assist in bridging research and practice by discussing the article's impact at the clinical level. The journal also features special themed series which bring readers up to date research supporting evidence-informed practice.

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is the national professional association representing over 10,000 members distributed throughout all provinces and territories. CPA's mission is to provide leadership and direction to the physiotherapy profession, foster excellence in practice, education and research, and promote high standards of health in Canada.

Published quarterly

E-ISSN: 1708-8313
ISSN
: 0300-0508

Scientific Editor
Dina Brooks, PhD
Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Toronto
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
dina.brooks@utoronto.ca

editor@physiotherapy.ca

Editorial Office
University of Toronto Press - Journals Division
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Sandra Cumming
University of Toronto Press - Journals Division
5201 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON, M3H 5T8
Tel: 416-667-7777 Ext 7787
Fax: 416-667-7881
Email: scumming@utpress.utoronto.ca

Associate Editors

Denise Connelly, Western University
Jérôme Frenette, Université Laval
Isabelle Gagnon, McGill University
Jayne Garland, University of British Columbia
Barbara Gibson, University of Toronto
Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Dalhousie University
Stephanie Nixon, University of Toronto
Christine Novak, University of Toronto
Tom Overend, Western University
Marco Pang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


2013 Editorial Board Affiliation/Competing Interest Statements
D. Brooks has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Lung Association and Physician's Services Incorporated.
D. Connelly has received research support from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada.
J. Frenette has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec.
I. Gagnon has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and the Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation.
J. Garland has received research support from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Stroke Network and the Natural Sciences and Research Engineering Council of Canada.
B. Gibson has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
M. MacKay-Lyons has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Stroke Network and the Nova Scotia Research Foundation.
S. Nixon has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Connaught Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, and University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Fund.
C. Novak is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hand Surgery and HAND.
T. Overend has received research support from The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
M. Pang has received research support from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Research Grants Council.

International Advisory Board
Bastien Bloem, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Rik Gosselink, KU Leuven, Belgium
Karen Grimmer-Somers, University of South Australia, Australia
Paul Hodges, University of Queensland, Australia
Meg Morris, University of Melbourne, Australia
Kenneth Ottenbacher, University of Texas Medical Branch, United States
Carol Richards, Université Laval, Canada
Peter Rosenbaum, McMaster University, Canada
Julius Sim, Keele University, United Kingdom
 


PHYSIOTHERAPY CANADA INTRODUCES VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
Scientific Editor Dina Brooks is pleased to announce that Physiotherapy Canada Online now hosts video files as supplementary material alongside your publication to encourage further exploration and research. A video introduction can be found at the link below along with instructions and technical details on how to submit and upload video files.

Video Submission Guidelines
Dina’s Video Introduction

Physiotherapy Canada now accepts video supplements for:
• Guest Editorials
• Exercise Program (example of intervention or measurement)
• Clinical Commentaries
• Book Reviews

Physiotherapy Canada is seeking video submissions upon initial submission of the content outlined above and must follow the journal’s guidelines for videos. When you are ready, please upload your video to Drop Box. If you have questions about video you are working on or require more detail, please contact editorial assistant Sandra Cumming at scumming@utpress.utoronto.ca.

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Contributors are key to our journals’ success. If you are/have been a contributor to Physiotherapy Canada and would like to tell us about your experience, please complete our contributor survey. Thank you! We value and appreciate your input.


The Canadian Physiotherapy Association is pleased
to announce that submissions for Physiotherapy Canada will now be accepted online via the University of Toronto Press' online peer review system PRESTO.

All Physiotherapy Canada submissions, reviews, and editorial work will now be done online with PRESTO.

At this time, we would ask that you please contribute content to the journal online.

1. To do so, simply visit the link below and press "click here to register."
2. You will be asked to fill in a contributor form and you must click the "submit" button at the bottom for the page to save your data.
3. You will then be able to log in, using the username and password you just created, and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

physio.presto.utpjournals.com/jmanager/users/login

We hope you enjoy your experience with PRESTO!

At the time of submission all authors must complete the Author Disclosure Form and have anyone acknowledged in the article sign the Permission to Acknowledge Form and return it by e-mail or fax to Editorial Assistant Sandra Cumming at scumming@utpress.utoronto.ca or (416) 667-7881.

Submission Guidelines

Reviewer Guidelines

For guidelines on reviewing a qualitative manuscript, please refer to the document below
Qualitative Manuscript Guidelines


Book Review Guidelines

Video Submission Guidelines


For assistance with your electronic submission to the journal, please contact: scumming@utpress.utoronto.ca or call the Physiotherapy Canada editorial assistant during office hours 8am-4pm ET at 1 (416) 667-7777 Ext 7787.
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PHYSIOTHERAPY CANADA INTRODUCES VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
Scientific Editor Dina Brooks is pleased to announce that Physiotherapy Canada Online now hosts video files as supplementary material alongside your publication to encourage further exploration and research. A video introduction can be found at the link below along with instructions and technical details on how to submit and upload video files.

Video Submission Guidelines
Dina’s Video Introduction

Physiotherapy Canada now accepts video supplements for:
• Guest Editorials
• Exercise Program (example of intervention or measurement)
• Clinical Commentaries
• Book Reviews

Physiotherapy Canada is seeking video submissions upon initial submission of the content outlined above and must follow the journal’s guidelines for videos. When you are ready, please upload your video to Drop Box. If you have questions about video you are working on or require more detail, please contact editorial assistant Sandra Cumming at scumming@utpress.utoronto.ca.


Editor's Pick

Each month, Physiotherapy Canada Editor Dina Brooks suggests an article of interest from the PTC Advance Online.
CPA members' access - please log in here and select the Advance Online section.

January 2014
Statin-Induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Comprehensive Review of Case Reports by Polyana Mendes, Priscila Games Robles and Sunita Mathur

The media has been highlighting the potential risk of excessive exercise such as cross fit, specifically the risk of rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome characterized by muscle necrosis. In addition to the known link between excessive exercise and rhabdomyolysis, there is a relationship between the risk of developing rhabdomyolysis from statin medications, a drug currently available for the reduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. In this issue of Physiotherapy Canada, Mendes and colleagues perform a comprehensive review to identify case studies of statin-induced- rhabdomyolysis in the literature to identify the common factors and symptoms associated with this syndrome.

December
Tracking Patient Outcomes after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction by Colleen Cupido, Devin Peterson, Melanie Stevens Sutherland, Olufemi Ayeni and Paul W. Stratford.

The article discusses the changes in patients' knee range of motion, pain, and self-reported lower-extremity functional status following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The authors have modelled the recovery and found that the greatest improvement occurred in the first 8 weeks after surgery and that recovery was nearly complete by 12 weeks with respect to pain and range of motion. Their functional status continued to improve until 26 weeks. 


November
Examining the Use of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Canadian Neurological Occupational and Physical Therapy by Alana B. Fleet, Marion L. Che, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Diane MacKenzie, Stephen Page, Gail Eskes, Alison McDonald, Joy Boyce and Shaun G. Boe.

The article discusses the impact, barriers and use of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) by rehabilitation specialists in Canada. Find out the results of an online survey that investigate the use of CIMT in Canadian neurological, occupational, and physical therapy and read this article here.

October
Physiotherapy beyond Our Borders: Investigating Ideal Competencies for Canadian Physiotherapists Working in Resource-Poor Countries by Christina Cassady, Rehana Meru, Nga Man Carmen Chan, Julie Engelhardt, Michelle Fraser and Stephanie Nixon.

The article discusses the trend of health care professionals getting involved in global health. Physiotherapists form resource rich countries are increasingly volunteering or working in resource poor countries. But what are the ideal competencies for Canadian physiotherapists working in resource-poor countries?

SPECIAL ISSUE

Electrophysical Agents - Contraindications and Precautions: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy(Physiotherapy Canada 62.5, Fall 2010)
By Pamela E. Houghton, Ethne L. Nussbaum, Alison M. Hoens

This special issue is available online at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/p146j04p7715/.

Physiotherapy Canada has released a special issue resource guide focused on the safe practice and use of electrophysical agents (EPAs) in physiotherapy clinical practice.

Recognizing the high level of discrepancies in what is considered safe practice with respect to EPA contraindications and precautions, leading authors and physical therapists Pamela E. Houghton, Ethne L. Nussbaum and Alison M. Hoens have created this detailed, evidence-informed special issue as a reliable clinical reference. This resource guide captures what is traditionally considered EPA safe practice by examining the consensus of opinion among selected experts and authors of recent book chapters and monographs. It reviews the literature for evidence to support or refute the common view, with the goal of developing evidence-based recommendations for safe practice in the use of EPAs with the goal of reducing the incidence of adverse reactions.

Focusing on the following commonly used electrophysical agents (EPAs), this special issue of Physiotherapy Canada provides a compilation of information from original research articles, reviews, and textbook resources about contraindications, and precautions for EPAs:

  • Superficial heat (hot packs, wax, and hydrotherapy)
  • Cryotherapy (ice, ice baths, and cold packs)
  • Therapeutic (ultrasound (pulsed and continuous mode)
  • Short-wave therapy (pulsed and continuous mode)
  • Light therapy (low-level laser therapy and non-coherent light)
  • Electrical stimulation therapy (E-stim) using surface electrodes: transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), high-voltage pulsed current (HVPC), and interferential current (IFC)

This special issue is an essential resource for anyone involved in the use or education of use of EPAs, including faculty, students, practitioners, and clinicians.

Physiotherapy Canada - Volume 62, Number 5 /2010
ELECTROPHYSICAL AGENTS - Contraindications And Precautions: An Evidence-Based Approach To Clinical Decision Making In Physical Therapy

Now available at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/p146j04p7715/.

This issue contains:

Foreword
Sandy Rennie

Authors and Contributors

1. Introduction

2. Summary of Recommendations 

3. Continuousand Pulsed Ultrasound

4. Electrical Stimulation 

5. Low-LevelLaser Therapy (LLLT) /Non-coherent Light

6. SuperficialHeat 

7. Cryotherapy

8. Short-Wave Therapy 

9. SafePractice Procedures for All Electrophysical Agent Treatments

Appendix 1: Summary Table of Consensus by Experts

Appendix 2: Textbook Resources Considered

Index of Recommendations, Rationales, and References
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Physiotherapy Canada Special Series - Life and Health Care Transitions for Youth with Chronic Conditions: Implications for Physiotherapy
Guest Editors: Shauna Kingsnorth, PhD, and Barbara Gibson, PhD, PT

Physiotherapy Canada Special Series - Global Health, Disability, and Rehabilitation: Implications for Physiotherapy
Guest Editors: Stephanie A. Nixon, PhD, PT; Matthew Hunt, PhD, PT

Physiotherapy Canada Special Series - Education in Physiotherapy
Guest Editors: Brenda Mori and Euson Yeung

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