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Physiotherapy Research and Reports

Online ISSN: 2516-7081

Yoshiaki Kikuchi (Editor-in-Chief)

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Physiotherapy Research and Reports is a quarterly, open access, peer-reviewed journal which aims on recent innovations and development in areas of physiotherapy practice, physical rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy using advancing techniques.

Journal concerns on functional disorders within the body, disability and health in areas of pain and the possibilities of prevention and treatment other than surgery and drug therapy.

The journal publishes articles on systematic reviews and reports of clinical trials, experimental studies, qualitative studies, epidemiological studies, and observational studies in physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and sports injuries prevention.

Physiotherapy Research and Reports is composed of the following specialty sections:

Physiotherapy techniques

Orthopaedic rehabilitation

Exercise physiology

Geriatric physiotherapy

Musclo-skeletal Physiotherapy

Manual Physical Therapy

Sports injuries

Physical stroke rehabilitation

Interventional pain

Neuro physiotherapy

Knee arthroscopy

Biomechanics

Sprains and strains

Yoga

Muscle movements

Orthopaedics

Physiotherapy Research and Reports welcomes direct submissions of manuscripts from authors. You can submit your manuscript to: submissions@oatext.com alternatively to: editor.prr@oatext.com

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 PRR, is properly cited.

Yoshiaki Kikuchi


Yoshiaki Kikuchi, D. Med. Sci. & Ph.D. is professor of Neuroscience at Graduate School of Tokyo Metropolitan University. He is recently interested in the neural basis of 'love', especially'mother's love' (The Functional Neuroanatomy of Maternal Love: Mother's Response to Infant's Attachment Behaviors. Biological Psychiatry 63; 415-23, 2008; Baby's Little Smiles: Building a Relationship with Mon. How Smiles – and Pouts – Are Helping Researchers Probe the Essence of the Complex Mother-Infant Bond. Scientific American Mind Matters Sep 23, 2008), 'happiness' (The Brain Feeling Happiness, Chemistry & Chemical Industry, 664; 135-137, 2011), 'adaptive memory', 'self-esteem' (Gender Differences of Brain Activity in the Conflicts Based on Implicit Self-esteem. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37901) and 'humanity' (The Neural Basis of Emotion Underlying Human Nature – Its Adaptive Mechanism –, Japanese Journal of Physiological Anthropology 18, No.2, 1-6, 2013; The Female Brain Bearing Life. The Science Council of Japan Forum, 6, 94-99, 2012). In particular, his study on the neural basis of mother's love with Dr. M. Noriuchi has been reported by The New York Times (Maternal Instinct Is Wired Into the Brain, March 7, 2008), a special article in a scientific magazine (L'instinct maternal est-il universel? Le Monde de l'enfance No.3; 40-44, 2008) and reported by various NetNews.

Editorial Board


Manuel Jibaja

Head, Intensive Care Unit
Hospital Eugenio Espejo
Quito, Ecuador

Kionna Bernardes

Federal University of Bahia
Brazil

Jose Luis Sánchez

Catholic University of Valencia
Spain


Giuseppe Murdaca

Professor
Internal Medicine
University of Genova
Italy

BumChul Yoon

Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Health Science, Korea University
Korea

Arturo Díaz Suárez

Professor
Faculty of Sport Sciences
University of Murcia
Spain


Guillermo Felipe López Sánchez

Assistant Professor
Physical Activity and Sport
University of Murcia
Spain

Yoshiaki Kikuchi

Professor
Department of Frontier Health Science
Division of Human Health Science
Graduate School of Tokyo Metropolitan University
Japan

Elena Marques-Sule

Faculty of Physical Therapy
University of Valencia (UV) Valencia
Spain


Kazuo Hayashi

Chief, Arthritis Center
Fukuoka Wajiro Hospital
Japan

Tomasz Wolny

Department of Kinesitherapy
Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education
Poland

In Press


Will be update soon.

Current Issue

Volume 2, Issue 2


Executive profile of adults with intellectual disability and psychomotor intervention’ effects on executive functioning

Ana R Rodrigues Sofia Santos Ana Rodrigues Mónica Estevens Elisabete Sousa

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

July 16, 2019


Protecting the celestial stem: A personal reflection on a Chinese Qigong approach to staying fit and not injuring yourself in the process

Warren Bernie Coughlin JB Warren A Kin B Hind C

Case Study-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

August 06, 2019


Proprioception and developmental motor training: A new treatment for chronic-phase stroke patients

Alberto Friedmann

Review Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

September 06, 2019


Statistical analysis of master world records: Surprisingly minor gender differences of aging performance decay

Barbara Ravara Paolo Gava Matthew J Taylor Amber L Pond

Research article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

October 25, 2019


Effect of physiotherapy with locomotor training with partial body weight on the gait kinematics of stroke patients

Elisangela F Manffra Tatiane C Boumer Gisele F Devetak Ana PC Loureiro

Research article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

November 6, 2019


Raising awareness about physical activity: Pre-registrations student’s action research finding

Juie Orr Sue McGrouther Marie McCaig Christopher Topping

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

November 07, 2019


Archive


Volume 2

Executive profile of adults with intellectual disability and psychomotor intervention’ effects on executive functioning

Ana R Rodrigues Sofia Santos Ana Rodrigues Mónica Estevens Elisabete Sousa

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

July 16, 2019


Protecting the celestial stem: A personal reflection on a Chinese Qigong approach to staying fit and not injuring yourself in the process

Warren Bernie Coughlin JB Warren A Kin B Hind C

Case Study-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

August 06, 2019


Proprioception and developmental motor training: A new treatment for chronic-phase stroke patients

Alberto Friedmann

Review Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

September 06, 2019


Statistical analysis of master world records: Surprisingly minor gender differences of aging performance decay

Barbara Ravara Paolo Gava Matthew J Taylor Amber L Pond

Research article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

October 25, 2019


Effect of physiotherapy with locomotor training with partial body weight on the gait kinematics of stroke patients

Elisangela F Manffra Tatiane C Boumer Gisele F Devetak Ana PC Loureiro

Research article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

November 6, 2019


Raising awareness about physical activity: Pre-registrations student’s action research finding

Juie Orr Sue McGrouther Marie McCaig Christopher Topping

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

November 07, 2019


Effectiveness of fibrolysis diacutaneous in the management of musculoskeletal diseases. A systematic review

Aiguade R Labata N Moure L Calvo X Llurda-Almuzara Luis

Review Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

March 26, 2019


Exercise therapy in Parkinson’s disease – An overview of current interventional studies

Lena Steiger Carl N Homann

Review Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

April 19, 2019


Physical activity before and after stroke

Gudrun Boysen

Review Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

May 10, 2019


The role of isotonic strength training for lateral epicondylitis

Rabea Begum Mohammad Habibur Rahman

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

May 13, 2019


Greater first metatarsophalangeal joint range is associated with less pain in female patients with plantar fasciitis

Hongying Chen Hok-Ming Ho Michael Ying Michael Ying

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

May 24, 2019


Proposal of a protocol of rehabilitation and photomodulation laser in the treatment of patients in the post-surgical of partial meniscectomy

Vivian Carla Junglos Marcia M G Costa Rafael Inácio Barbosa Heloyse U Kuriki Lais Mara Siqueira das Neves
Alexandre Marcio Marcolino Marisa de Cássia Registro Fonseca

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

June 20, 2019


Volume 1

Long-term effects from individualized and continuously optimized physiotherapy in cystic fibrosis

Lannefors L Philipsen L Pressler T

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

July 25, 2018


Effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on plantar pressure distribution of patients with epin calcanei

Zehra Betul Karakoc Zubeyir Sari Eren Timurtas Mine Gulden Polat

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

July 30, 2018


Validation of the Brazilian version of the CP QOL-child for primary care givers proxy

Ligia MP Braccialli Ana C Braccialli Michelle Z Silva Adriana G Goncalves Andreia N Sankako

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

August 25, 2018


Cardiovascular reasons for restricted or refused eligibility in competitive sports among adolescent athletes

Pia Brecht Michael Cassel Claudia Beckendorf Frank Mayer

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

October 26, 2018


The mammalian heart – towards an understanding of the intrinsic antagonistic function of the ventricles

Niederer Peter Lunkenheimer PP

Commentary-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

November 23, 2018


FPU recurrence electromagnetic spectrum as a possible physiotherapeutic tool

Shmid AV Novopashin MA Zimina KA Berezin AA

Short Communication-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

February 21, 2018


A Functional-related Fatigue in Older People: Is there a comprehensive model for health care provision?

Maria Justine

Editorial-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

June 24, 2018


Pericapsular soft tissue as a pain generator in hip osteoarthritis: considerations for developing a new home exercise to prevent surgery

Kazuo Hayashi Toshiharu Tsunoda

Commentary-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

June 28, 2018


Google maps showing international coauthor collaborations for journal articles on physiotherapy

Tsair-Wei Chien Yu Chang Chun- Ming Yang

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

November 18, 2017


Reliability and validity of RT6 accelerometer with comparing different walking self-selected speeds

Neslihan Duruturk Nihan Ozunlu Pekyavas Aslican Caglar Mustafa Agah Tekindal

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

November 30, 2017


Balance impairments in patients with a sub-acute ankle sprain receiving no exercise therapy: A comparative study

Ilona M. Punt Stéphane Armand Jean-Luc Ziltener Lara Allet

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

December 05, 2017


Physiotherapy enhanced

Andrew Hague

Commentary-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

December 08, 2017


Assessment of clinical parameters and patient satisfaction submitted to rehabilitation with total joint prostheses of temporomandibular joint

Thaiz Carrera Arrabal Fernandes Luiz Fernando Lobo Leandro Daniel Emilio González Atencio Juliana Cama Ranacciato Rogério Motta Pietry Dy Tarso Inã Alves Malaquias Henry Arturo Garcia Guevara

Research Article-Physiotherapy Research and Reports (PRR)

December 23, 2017


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Physiotherapy Research and Reports welcomes direct submissions of manuscripts from authors. You can submit your manuscript to: submissions@oatext.com alternatively to: editor.prr@oatext.com

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