International Journal of Physiatry is an open access, peer reviewed journal that publishes wide variety of information in all the interdisciplinary aspects of physical medicine. The main objective of the journal is to set a forum for publication, education, and exchange of opinions, and to promote research and publications globally. The Journal provides a podium for all clinicians, surgeons and health professionals to contribute their findings and help raise awareness among community in various aspects of management of diseases, physical medicine and rehabilitation. We aim to publish highest quality clinical content via open access platform providing the readers without charge, immediate and unlimited access.

International Journal of Physiatry is an open journal accelerates the research updates, discovery and innovation in Musculo-skeletal system - Osteology and Myology, Functional Anatomy, Neuroanatomy - Brain, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves, Autonomic Nervous System, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Histology of Bones, Cartilage, Muscles, Nerves and Skin, Physiology, Biochemistry, Temperature Regulation, Physiology of Exercise, Biomechanics of Human Movement, Biophysics of Physical Medicine, Pathology, Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nutrition in Sports, Use and Abuse of Drugs in Sports, Chronic and Overuse Injuries, Rehabilitation Management of Systemic Disorders, Neuromuscular Dystropy, Exercise Medicine etc. Original Articles, Reviews, Mini Reviews, Short Communications, Case Reports, Perspectives/Opinions, Letters, Short Note and Commentaries are accepted for publication. All articles published in the journal are subject to a rigorous peer review process. It encourages authors to publish their results in detail to disseminate the updated research findings.

 
Journal Information

Title: International Journal of Physiatry

ISSN: 2572-4215

Editor-in-chief: Ming Pei

NLM title abbreviation: Int J Physiatry

ISO abbreviation: Int J Physiatry

Other titles: IJP

Category: Physical Medicine

DOI: 10.23937/2572-4215

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
Articles Search by   Keyword   |   Journal title   |   Author name   |   DOI

 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510014

The Role of Early Mobilization in the Intensive Care

Ana Zao

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 07, 2018

Amyotrophy, muscle strength deficit, sarcopenia, pain, contractures and osteoporosis are some of the musculoskeletal complications frequently observed in critically ill patients. However, the negative effects of immobility are rarely limited to a single system....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510013

Muscle Activation Patterns in Wheelchair Basketball Athletes with and without Physical Disability

Matthew Hanks and Gretchen Oliver

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 12, 2018

Wheelchair basketball is a highly competitive sport that uses primarily upper extremity and lumbo-pelvic musculature to accomplish all tasks of the sport (i.e., wheelchair propulsion, dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding). Free throw execution is one of the basic skills first introduced when learning the sport of wheelchair basketball, and the mechanics utilized during a free throw attempt are similar to overall shooting mechanics. ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510012

Segmental Muscle Vibration Reduces Knee Contractures in Patients with Transtibial Amputation: 5 Case Reports

Rosanna Izzo, C Razzano, F Porcelli, V Santilli and A Battaglia

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 28, 2017

Objective: To assess the improvement of knee contractures in five patients with transtibial amputation, after treatment with Segmental Muscle Vibration (SMV), added to general physical therapy. Materials and methods: Ten patients, with restrictive knee contractures, were divided in two groups: group A, with 5 patients, received physical therapy and SMV; group B received only physical therapy....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510011

Characterization of Brazilian Children with Joint Hypermobility

Neuseli Marino Lamari and Mateus Marino Lamari

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 25, 2016

To investigate JH in a Brazilian sample of school children using the variables of the Beighton score and possible correlations between these variables and with selected variables of the Brighton score. Additionally, to study the effect of gender, ethnicity, playing of musical instruments such as the piano, and regular physical activity on each of the analyzed parameters....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510010

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a Therapy Option in the Early Phase of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

Jure Aljinovic, Dinko Pivalica, Ivanka Marinovic, Ana Poljicanin, Tonko Vlak, Hrvoje Stipancevic, Dusanka Martinovic-Kaliterna and Davor Caric

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 26, 2016

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head is a progressive disease characterized by bone ischemia which evolves to subchondral collapse in more than 85% of patients. We describe a case of an early stage idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral head in a female patient that was characterized by bone marrow edema involving the whole femoral head and the majority of the femoral neck with a small subchondral fracture and slight applanation of the fe...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510009

A Piriformis Syndrome Diagnosed with Lomber Disc Herniation: 3 Cases Report

Burcu Metin Okmen and Korgun Okmen

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: July 23, 2016

The piriformis syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy emerging with the compression of sciatic nerve by a muscle due to its close proximity with piriformis muscle. However its pathophysiology hasn't been understood clearly, it is thought that it arises from the oedema and inflammation in the piriformis muscle. This syndrome, which we meet with sciatica table clinically, is often likened to lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Multidisciplinary, the treatm...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510008

An Innovative Technique for Refractory Plantar Fasciitis in Ipsilateral Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Mihir M Patel, Sahvan M Patel, Sia S Patel and David I Steinberg

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 03, 2016

This is a case report of utilizing a technique to help a patient resolve refractory plantar fasciitis in the ipsilateral limb that she had a blunt force work place injury that led to complex regional pain syndrome Type I. Complex regional pain syndrome can be very difficult to treat. When a patient develops orthopedic pathology in the same area as the complex regional pain syndrome, the patient can have devastating outcomes. Additionally, many so...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510007

New Therapeutıc Aproach in Rheumatoıd Arthrıtıs: Ozone

Gulnur Tasci Bozbas and Omer Faruk Sendur

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 16, 2016

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, which leads to progressive articular destruction and disability. There are numerous agents used for treatment of the disease. However, since these agents may not provide remission or lead to serious complications, search for new treatments continues today. Ozone is a complementary therapy applied successfully for long years in treatment of treatment of circulatory disorders, cancer, inflammatory dis...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510006

The Disconnect between Treatment Outcome Data and Reimbursement for the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

David M. Garner, Meggan Desmond, Julie Desai and Jan Lockert

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 06, 2016

A major problem plaguing the discussion of insurance reimbursement for the treatment of anorexia nervosa is the apparent gap between research on variables associated with outcome and the formulas used for reimbursement. Outside of the mental health world, insurance coverage is driven by advanced analytics and actuarial data. However, in calculating insurance reimbursement for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, actuarial data associated with short...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510005

Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures and Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Approach

Daniele Vanni , Andrea Pantalone, Matteo Guelfi and Vincenzo Salini

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: March 16, 2016

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures and related surgical approach are more frequent due to increased average life. In most cases these fractures are atraumatic or associated with a minimal trauma but high-energy trauma are increasing in patients with osteoporotic vertebrae. In addition to the conservative treatment, several surgical procedures are available. Minimally invasive percutaneous approach is a good option for the treatment of osteoporotic ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510004

Improvement of the Muscle Strength, Gait, and Functional Parameters with Rehabilitation Program in a Patient with Type-IV Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Mustafa Turgut Yildizgoren, Timur Ekiz, Kasim Osmanoglu, Onur Velioglu and Hayal Guler

Article Type: Letter to Editor | First Published: March 09, 2016

A 52-year-old man was seen due to weakness and gait disorder. The patient declared that symptoms started eight years ago and worsened over time. The medical and family history was otherwise unremarkable. Physical examination revealed weakness (4/5) bilaterally of both upper and lower extremity muscles (prominent in the proximal group muscles). He was able to walk with a lofstrand crutch on level surfaces, but not on stairs....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510003

Comparison of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Quantification of Fat Mass

Cuisle Forde, Niamh Murphy, James Meaney, Paul Kennedy, Gerard Boyle and John Gormley

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: August 17, 2015

Body composition is a key determinant of health. Many methods, including bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), are available to estimate body composition; however the validity of such methods varies greatly. The aim of this cross sectional study was to investigate the accuracy of the Tanita MC-180MA BIA machine in the quantification of fat mass through comparison with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510002

Ectopic Ventricular Activity in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: Significance and Prognosis

Jose Esteves da Costa, Afonso Rocha and Fernando Parada

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: August 07, 2015

Ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) are a frequent finding, even in patients without heart disease. There is an age-dependent increase in prevalence, and might be present in many structural heart diseases. VPCs are present in about 1% of routine ECGs, in up to 80% of 24-hour Holters and might be transiently present in 80 to 90% of patients after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The mechanisms by which they are generated include reentry, e...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510001

Gross Motor Function Improvement in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Series of Single-Event Multi-Level Chemoneurolysis Using Botulinum Toxin-A and/or Phenol Injections

Teerada Ploypetch, Jeong-Yi Kwon, Hilary F. Armstrong, Amanda C. Ayala and Heakyung Kim

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 17, 2015

Toxin injection has been a common option to manage spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Multi-level injections are recommended based on the fact that most patients have diffuse spasticity rather than focal spasticity. In order to achieve optimal limb alignment, a number of muscle groups are targeted. Bakheit et al. reported that multi-level Botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) injections resulted in a better overall response than single level tr...

Editor-in-chief


ClinMed International Library

3
1
4
9

Articles Published

All articles are fully peer reviewed, free to access and can be downloaded from our ClinMed archive.

Contact our editorial office

Editors' Picks

Can Genetic Testing Provide Information to Develop Customized Nutrigenomic..
Pubmed ID:26225358 | PMC ID:PMC4516390
Acute Ovarian Insufficiency and Uterine Infarction Following Uterine Artery..
Pubmed ID:26523290 | PMC ID:PMC4623578
Challenges of Fertility Sparing Ovarian Surgery Imposed by Krukenberg..
Pubmed ID:26366440 | PMC ID:PMC4563814
Ultra-High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Unilateral..
Pubmed ID:27398405 | PMC ID:PMC4936830
Hypothesizing that a Pro-Dopaminergic Regulator (KB220z™ Liquid Variant)..
Pubmed ID:29034323 | PMC ID:PMC5638455
Titanates and Titanate-Metal Compounds in Biological Contexts..
Pubmed ID:26430701 | PMC ID:PMC4587770
MyHEART: A Non Randomized Feasibility Study of a Young Adult..
Pubmed ID:28191544 | PMC ID:PMC5300088
Exenatide Effects on Cardiometabolic Risk and Weight in Adolescents..
Pubmed ID:27182560 | PMC ID:PMC4864000
A New Animal Model to Study Endogenous Cardiotonic Steroids and the Progression..
Pubmed ID:26457335 | PMC ID:PMC4599712
Common Genetic Variation in Circadian Rhythm Genes and Risk of..
Pubmed ID:26807442 | PMC ID:PMC4722961
Active Hexose Correlated Compound Activates Immune Function to Decrease..
Pubmed ID:27790645 | PMC ID:PMC5079436
The Extraction, Anticancer Effect, Bioavailability, and..
Pubmed ID:27790646 | PMC ID:PMC5079443
Kyphosis and Sleep Characteristics in Older Persons: The Rancho..
Pubmed ID:28480455 | PMC ID:PMC5419044
Suppression of Experimental Arthritis through AMP-Activated Protein..
Pubmed ID:26120598 | PMC ID:PMC4479345
Aspirin-Triggered Resolvin D1 Versus Dexamethasone in the Treatment of..
Pubmed ID:27110599 | PMC ID:PMC4841619
Elder Mistreatment and its Subtypes across Different Sociodemographic and..
Pubmed ID:26973979 | PMC ID:PMC4786076
Balance and its Clinical Assessment in Older Adults - A Review..
Pubmed ID:26942231 | PMC ID:PMC4773046
Caregiver Abuse of Chicago Chinese Older Adults in a Community..
Pubmed ID:27606358 | PMC ID:PMC5008847
The Relationship of Older Adults' Physical Pain to Depression and..
Pubmed ID:27642644 | PMC ID:PMC5023019
Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor 2 Regulates the Migration,..
Pubmed ID:27275017 | PMC ID:PMC4888913
Mammary Epithelial Cell Lineage Analysis via the Lyon's Hypothesis..
Pubmed ID:27453956 | PMC ID:PMC4957014
Epigenetic Loss of MLH1 Expression in Normal Human Hematopoietic Stem Cell..
Pubmed ID:27570841 | PMC ID:PMC4996274
Long-Term Function, Pain and Medication Use Outcomes of Radiofrequency..
Pubmed ID:26005713 | PMC ID:PMC4440581
Caspase Cleaved Tau in Alzheimer's Disease: A Therapeutic Target..
Pubmed ID:25639474 | PMC ID:PMC4308811
Corpora Amylacea in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Cause or Effect?..
Pubmed ID:26550607 | PMC ID:PMC4634668
Differences in ME and CFS Symptomology in Patients with Normal and..
Pubmed ID:28713856 | PMC ID:PMC5510614
Gene-Specific Promoter Methylation Status in Hormone-Receptor-Positive..
Pubmed ID:26005715 | PMC ID:PMC4440485
A Derivative of Differentiation-Inducing Factor-3 Inhibits PAK1..
Pubmed ID:26688830 | PMC ID:PMC4682050
Overcoming Endocrine Resistance in Hormone-Receptor Positive Advanced..
Pubmed ID:26726315 | PMC ID:PMC4697745
Zinc Ionophore (Clioquinol) Inhibition of Human ZIP1-Deficient Prostate..
Pubmed ID:26878064 | PMC ID:PMC4751054
Electron Microscopic Analysis of Silicate and Calcium Particles..
Pubmed ID:27158665 | PMC ID:PMC4858188
Effects of chest physical therapy in patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteria
Pubmed ID:28804763 | PMC ID:PMC5552049
A Community-Based Exercise and Support Group Program Improves Quality..
Pubmed ID:26640827 | PMC ID:PMC4667740
Four Weeks of Balance Training Does Not Affect Ankle Joint Stiffness in Subjects..
Pubmed ID:27642647 | PMC ID:PMC5025258
Social Ecology and Diabetes Self-Management among Pacific Islanders..
Pubmed ID:28736764 | PMC ID:PMC4516390
Examining Characteristics of Hospitalizations in Heart Failure Patients: Results..
Pubmed ID:28736765 | PMC ID:PMC5517048