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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

Online ISSN: 2398-3353

Martin Grabois (Editor-in-Chief)

Baylor College of Medicine

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research is a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles on important trends and developments in physical medicine and rehabilitation and related fields. The aim of the publication is to advance education and impact the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation through the timely delivery of clinically relevant and evidence-based research and review information. Topics include acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and pain, brain injury rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal medicine, neuromuscular medicine, spine medicine, sports medicine/ortho rehabilitation, rehabilitation of impairments associated with disabilities in adults and children, and neurophysiology and electrodiagnosis and stroke/neurologic rehabilitation.

PMRR will feature articles that are contemporary and important to both research and clinical practice. It publishes original research, review papers, clinical studies, editorials, expert opinion and perspective papers, letters to editor, preliminary communications and technical notes, practice management updates, commentaries, statistical themes, images, emerging issues, ethical/legal topics and book reviews.

PMRR welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to submissions@oatext.com alternatively to editor.pmrr@oatext.com

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by PMRR, is properly cited

Martin Grabois


Martin Grabois, MD went to medical school at Temple University School of Medicine followed by an Internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. Dr. Grabois completed his residency at Temple University. He is board certified with the American Board of PM&R and sub-specializes in Pain Management. His clinical interests are general rehabilitation and Acute and Chronic Pain Syndrome. His research interests include administration, health care access, effectiveness and costs of treatment, and pain. His accomplishments include: Past President of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Academy of PM & R, American Academy of PM&R Foundation, American Pain Society, and Avondale House. His awards include the 2003 Edward Lohman, M.D award and the Frank H. Krusen Award. Dr. Grabois has been very involved with other organizations such as Rehabilitation International, American Academy of Pain Medicine, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, American Pain Foundation, National Osteoporosis Foundation and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Dr. Grabois was an editor for Critical Reviews in PM&R, a manuscript reviewer for Practical Pain Management, and was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Regional Editor-in-Chief


Masahiro Kohzuki (Asia Pacific)

Professor and Chairman
Department of Internal Medicine &
Rehabilitation Science
Disability Science
Tohoku University
Graduate School of Medicine
Japan

Petr Dobšák

Professor
Department of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation 
St. Anne's Faculty Hospital and Masaryk University of Brno
Czech Republic

Editorial Board


Dmitri Souzdalnitski

Professor at Ohio University
Center for Pain Medicine
Western Reserve Hospital
USA

Li-Shan Chou

Professor and Department Head
Department of Human Physiology
University of Oregon
USA

Cody Sipe

Associate Professor
Functional Aging Institute
Harding University
Miracles Fitness of West Lafayette
USA


Cristy Phillips

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Arkansas State University
USA

Darryn Willoughby

Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology,
Nutritional Biochemistry, and Molecular Physiology
Baylor University
USA

Seiji Nishida

Department of Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor
Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Japan


Michele Vecchio

Professsor
Hospital University Vittorio Emanuele Catania
Italy

Ivan Bacha

Professor
Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
Brazil

IvetKoleva

Professor
Department Medical Rehabilitation and Occupational therapy
Medical University of Sofia
Bulgaria


Daisuke Hirano

Assistant professor
Graduate School of Health and Welfare Sciences
International University of Health and Welfare
Japan

Yasu-yuki S Kida

Senior investigator/team leader
Biotechnology Research Institute for Drug Discovery
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Japan

JunjiAkagi

Department of Surgery
Tamana Regional Health Medical Center
Japan


HiromitsuEzure

Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
Showa University School of Medicine
Japan

DimitriosTsoukas

Director
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine clinic
Mediterraneo Hospital
Greece

Larysa Dobra – Crouwel

Assistant professor
Uzhgorod National University
Netherlands


Kamila Rasova

Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation
Charles University in Prague
Centre of Complex Neurorehabilitation Care for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Czech Republic

Shuhei Yamamoto

Department of Rehabilitation
Shinshu University Hospital
Japan

Hong Wu

Associate Professor
Director of PMR Pain Management, Complementary & Alternative Medicine at Froedtert Memorial Hospital
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical College of Wisconsin
USA


George C. Chang Chien

Director of Pain Management
Ventura County Medical Center
USA

Takumi Kobayashi

Lecturer
Department of Physical Therapy
Hokkaido Chitose Institute of Rehabilitation Technology

Kostas Gianikellis

Associate Professor
Biomechanics and Motor Control
BioÉrgon Research Group
Spain


Seiji Nishida

Department of Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor
Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Japan

Daniel Camargo Pimentel

Director
Spine Center
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Karen Wonders

Program Director, Sports Science
Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health
Wright State University
USA


Misa Miura

Associate Professor
Department of Health
Faculty of Health Sciences Tsukuba University of Technology
Japan

Takayuki Kawamura

Associate Professor
Department of Health Science
Tohoku Fukushi University
Japan

Satoru Ebihara

Professor and Chairman
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Toho University Faculty of Medicine
Japan


Zhongli Jiang

Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University
China

Pengyu Cao

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation Science
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Japan

Chang-Wan Han

Associate Professor
Faculty of Education
University of Ryukyus
Japan


Yoshiko Ogawa

Department of Sport and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Medical Technology
Teikyo University
Japan

Seiji Nishida

Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Japan

Areerat Suputtitada

Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Thailand


Wagih Elmasri

Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries
Keele University
UK

Wei Liu

Associate Professor of Osteopathic Medicine and Rehabilitation
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
USA

Yannis Dionyssiotis

Head of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department
European Interbalkan Medical Center
Greece


Meir Lotan

Associate Professor
Physiotherapy Department
Ariel University
Israel

Tobias Stephen Kaeding

Scientific Co-worker
Institute of Sports Science
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Germany

Jürg Kesselring

Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation
University of Bern
Switzerland


Merce Avellanet

Head of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department
University of Barcelona
Spain

Michele Vecchio

Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialist in Neurology
Medical Director Fisiatra University Hospital Policlinico
Italy

Muwafak Al-Eithan

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Saudi Arabia

Early View

Volume 1, Issue 5


Acupuncture for low back pain in a professional footballer. A Case Report

Johnny Wilson Tom Hallas

Case Report-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

November 22, 2016


Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of different neurorehabilitation programs on the functional recovery and the autonomy of patients with post stroke hemiparesis

Ivet Koleva Radoslav Yoshinov Borislav Yoshinov

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

December 03, 2016


Myofascial pain syndrome and sensitization

Areerat Suputtitada

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

December 07, 2016


Difference in muscle blood flow fluctuations between dynamic and static thigh muscle contractions: How to evaluate exercise blood flow by Doppler ultrasound

Takuya Osada Göran Rådegran

Commentary-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

December 30, 2016


Quantification of elbow muscle tone from an instrumented manual stretch-reflex test

Chris A. McGibbon Andrew Sexton Melony Jones Colleen O’Connell

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

December 20, 2016


Comparison of a novel weight bearing cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner versus a conventional CT scanner for measuring

John M. Marzo

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

December 22, 2016


Current Issue

Volume 1, Issue 4


Neurorehabilitation in persons with multiple sclerosis: scientific basis and options of treatment

Angelo Pappalardo

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 03, 2016


Myofascial pain syndrome and sensitization

Areerat Suputtitada

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 11, 2016


The role of peripheral nerve injections in the diagnosis and treatment of CRPS

André Marques Mansano Andrea Trescot

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 10, 2016


Witnessing outsider witnessing: A reciprocal witnessing workshop with young people reclaiming their lives back from pain and fatigue

Deborah Christie Fiona McFarlane Lucy Casdagli Glenda Fredman

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 20, 2016


Designing and constructing multi-types of physiotherapy specializations centre through applying a novel approach of quality function deployment (QFD) and Kano Model

Zain Alshami Atheer Alnawayseh Eman Frehat Mohammed Rawashdeh

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 25, 2016


Smiling factory: Early rehabilitation of two young children with ectodermal dysplasia - Case reports

Perry JE Perry S Soto DM Cline JA Mugayar LR

Case Report-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 31, 2016


Previous Issue

Volume 1, Issue 3


Evidence-based interventions for myofascial trigger points

Dawn T Gulick

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

July 06, 2016


Health disparity, comorbidity, and management of patients with diabetes by the physical therapists

Shetty A Alexander-Palacios B Eckert C Murphy M

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 22, 2016


Identification of the most frequent injuries in a variety of fencing competitors: A cross sectional study of fencing clubs in the Northeast tri-state region

Kirill Alekseyev Yura Stoly Richard Chang Malcolm Lakdawala Tina Bijlani Adrian Cristian

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 23, 2016


An evaluation of the impact of obesity related legislation

Karen L. Gordes

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 25, 2016


Endorphin agonists for psychiatric disorders

Alen J Salerian

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 27, 2016


Archive


Volume 1

Neurorehabilitation in persons with multiple sclerosis: scientific basis and options of treatment

Angelo Pappalardo

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 03, 2016


Myofascial pain syndrome and sensitization

Areerat Suputtitada

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 11, 2016


The role of peripheral nerve injections in the diagnosis and treatment of CRPS

André Marques Mansano Andrea Trescot

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 10, 2016


Witnessing outsider witnessing: A reciprocal witnessing workshop with young people reclaiming their lives back from pain and fatigue

Deborah Christie Fiona McFarlane Lucy Casdagli Glenda Fredman

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 20, 2016


Designing and constructing multi-types of physiotherapy specializations centre through applying a novel approach of quality function deployment (QFD) and Kano Model

Zain Alshami Atheer Alnawayseh Eman Frehat Mohammed Rawashdeh

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 25, 2016


Smiling factory: Early rehabilitation of two young children with ectodermal dysplasia - Case reports

Perry JE Perry S Soto DM Cline JA Mugayar LR

Case Report-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

October 31, 2016


Evidence-based interventions for myofascial trigger points

Dawn T Gulick

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

July 06, 2016


Health disparity, comorbidity, and management of patients with diabetes by the physical therapists

Shetty A Alexander-Palacios B Eckert C Murphy M

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 22, 2016


Identification of the most frequent injuries in a variety of fencing competitors: A cross sectional study of fencing clubs in the Northeast tri-state region

Kirill Alekseyev Yura Stoly Richard Chang Malcolm Lakdawala Tina Bijlani Adrian Cristian

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 23, 2016


An evaluation of the impact of obesity related legislation

Karen L. Gordes

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 25, 2016


Endorphin agonists for psychiatric disorders

Alen J Salerian

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

August 27, 2016


The immediate effect of different mandibular positions on muscle force in the upper and lower limb: A pilot study in asymptomatic subjects

Hans Isselée Anouk Asscherickx Bernard De Mot Wim Dankaerts Filip Staes Jan Deklerck Jan De Neve Antoon De Laat

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

June 13, 2016


The effects of Wii bowling on balance in older adults

Teresa Ingenito Melanie Hoffer Jaclyn Paler Veronica Southard PT

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

June 15, 2016


The effects of a 3 week trunk stabilization exercise program on erector spinae EMG activity measurements on patients with non-specific low back pain (NSLBP): A single blinded randomized controlled trial

Pavlos Gkikas Nicolas Mazis

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

June 17, 2016


Systematic review and audit of our series of intracapsular fracture fixation using a new implant; targon fn plate system with tips learned from our experience

Albert Tang Thisara C Weerasuriya Francis Chan

Short Communication-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

June 20, 2016


Exploratory comparison of students’ and clinical instructors’ report of frequency and importance of professional behaviors during clinical education affiliations

Trent Jackman

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

June 24, 2016


Evidence-based interventions for myofascial trigger points

Dawn T Gulick

Review Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

July 06, 2016


The effects of tool holding during motor imagery: A mental chronometry study

Tsubasa Oikawa Daisuke Hirano Takamichi Taniguchi Hitoshi Maruyama

Research Article-Physical-Medicine-and-Rehabilitation-Research-PMRR.php

March 28, 2016


A model approach to group exercise in cancer survivors

Karen Y. Wonders Brittany Stout Danielle Ondreka

Short Communication-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

April 25, 2016


Determination of the effectiveness of a community based exercise program, Tai Chi, for people with multiple sclerosis, a pilot program

Linda Csiza Ann Medley

Research Article-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

April 28, 2016


A simplified approach to ultrasound guided ilioinguinal nerve block

Reid A. Waldman Simon Willis

Mini Review-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

April 28, 2016


Macroprolactinoma – A rehabilitation perspective

Deepa Iyer Caroline Hutchings

Case Report-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

April 28, 2016


Inaugural Message from the regional editor-in-chief

Masahiro Kohzuki

Editorial-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)

April 28, 2016


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Special Issues


Renal Rehabilitation: Present and Future Perspectives


Editor Affiliation:

Misa Miura
Associate Professor
Department of Health
Faculty of Health Sciences Tsukuba University of Technology
Japan

Submission date: May 15th, 2017
Publication date: July 15th, 2017

Description of the Special Issue: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. Renal rehabilitation (RR) is coordinated, multifaceted interventions designed to optimize a renal patient's physical, psychological, and social functioning, in addition to stabilizing, slowing, or even reversing the progression of renal deterioration, thereby reducing morbidi‐ ty and mortality. RR includes five major components: such as exercise training, diet & fluid management, medication & medical surveillance, education, psychological & vocational counseling. Now, we should discuss about RR of present and future perspectives through this special issue of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Research.