Tim Watson (@ElectroTim)


TENS (noxious, non-noxious, combined or sham) for pain relief post wisdom tooth extraction. RCT, N=44. Single (20 m… https://t.co/Hw2QauwlUc
Review: Electrical Stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve for overactive bladder. 15 papers considered. Conclude… https://t.co/RJIXGTe4oI
Review: Balneotherapy role in rehabilitation. Don't often see papers covering this topic so might be a useful one f… https://t.co/pz0jR1GeJ8
Combine LED light based therapy with Microcurrent - effects on muscle tone + stiffness post exercise. Effective, bu… https://t.co/LfVDO6dTfQ
Use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on depression, visual perception and ADL post stroke. 4… https://t.co/LgvmnOqS10
Repeated local vibration stimulation to wrist + elbow flexors post stroke (30 mins, 3 x weekly, 4 weeks). Significa… https://t.co/ORAiKwGvpx
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as an adjunct to rehab ex's (not a replacement) is effective in enhancing volunta… https://t.co/Rj4Vg745fc
Interesting case study with E Stim being used in combination with regular dysphagia therapy for an elderly patient… https://t.co/SD9pn2zj8d
Breathing Exercise with or without transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in chronic stroke. Exercise alon… https://t.co/61GtYYK2Q1
EMG Biofeedback added to traditional rehab for upper limb function post stroke. Provides significant benefit. 4 wee… https://t.co/1J0r3B9K6L
High Intensity Laser added to conservative therapy for pain + function in chronic low back pain patients. Small stu… https://t.co/Ey2XwnhX6v
Transcranial Direct Current Stim (tDCS) for depression + quality of life issues post stroke. 2 groups Both get stan… https://t.co/oz33iGKv7b
Using vibration before or after exercise induced muscle damage (or control). Vibration pre exercise most beneficial… https://t.co/MJeT7Hzcsh
Shockwave for pain (VAS) + function (WOMAC) for patients with degenerative arthritis. Sig effect on both outcomes o… https://t.co/v0aojzi2GT
Useful comparison of High Intensity Laser + Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in primary dysmenorrhea. Both give… https://t.co/bL9CJkTES4
Functional Elec Stim (FES) to tib anterior has a positive effect on gastrocnemius muscle tone + stiffness post stro… https://t.co/lwU9UwBqBs
NMES (Muscle Stim) effect on lip strength + mouth closure post stroke. Small study but interesting (positive) resul… https://t.co/01QBlR7DQg
Ultrasound in OA Knee. Pre-post study. 10 sessions US @ 1MHz; 4 min; pulse @ 20%; 0.44 W cm2. Significant improveme… https://t.co/ZG7099Ouxs
TENS + FES stimulation delivered alongside exercise - looking at effect on gait post stroke. FES has a sig effect c… https://t.co/kX73wR6GjM
Shockwave (vs Sham) effect on upper limb muscle tone in chronic stroke. Shockwave had a sig effect in increasing to… https://t.co/zVk6V7DrKw
Shockwave (4 sessions) vs Ultrasound (10 sessions) vs Sham in Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Both the verum treatments p… https://t.co/hJ29yHgHtm
Interesting paper on the effect of Interferential on 'forward head' posture. when compared with controls. Could hav… https://t.co/1S41uAh8Lt
Microcurrent vs cryotherapy early intervention post rotator cuff surgery. Effects on pain + inflammation. Looks lik… https://t.co/fqYj6X5yHv
TENS applied to contralateral side or to the neck or both for wrist pain. All effective. No significant difference… https://t.co/g9AGF1OJpw
Whole Body Vibration combined with stretching effect on spasticity + muscle performance in children + adolescents w… https://t.co/DynnTxw76q
Laser + inspiratory muscle training in COPD looking at inflammatory + immune factors. Both effective. Laser has an… https://t.co/4oPMRozOEo
Freq varying TENS not effective in chemo induced neuropathy symptoms: Tonezzer et al (2017) J Phys Ther Sci 29:685 https://t.co/x5S6X4BgvY
A rare trial on high intensity laser in knee OA. Seems effective: Kim et al (2016) J Phys Ther Sci 28(11):3197 https://t.co/uFI8nUvOX3
Sys Rev: Options for central stroke pain inc TENS, Cranial + Mag stim: Chen et al (2016) J Phys Ther Sci 28(4):1368 https://t.co/fBToX1QFY6
TENS in lower limb lymphedema for pain + swelling. Beneficial effects: Choi + Lee (2016 J Phys Ther Sci 28(11):3084 https://t.co/VpBrM2nduh
Sys Rev: Whole body vibration + function in diabetes. Mixed evidence: Zhang et al (2016) J Phys Ther Sci 28(9):2675 https://t.co/NlGNCxQ7CW
Interesting case report - shockwave in idiopathic scoliosis. Looks promising: Weiss (2017) J Phys Ther Sci 29(5):946 https://t.co/3KnUFBh2HP
Interesting eval bacterial contamination from E Stim electrode sponges: Aljadi et al (2017) J Phys Ther Sci 29:1014 https://t.co/ajbwsj7cRb
Sys Rev: Whole body vibration + function in diabetes. Limited evidence: Zhang et al (2016) J Phys Ther Sci 28:2675 https://t.co/NlGNCxQ7CW
Combined treatments inc electrophys + ex + man ther in frozen shoulder: Alptekin et al (2016) J Phys Ther Sci 28:207 https://t.co/vuMV1OaNCO
Whole body vibration exercise post stroke. Sig benefits pre treatment: Boo et al (2016) J Phys Ther Sci 28(2):558 https://t.co/MyASaUlurY
Interferential duration assessed with EMG. ? useful for fatigue eval: Youn et al (2016) J Phys Ther Sci 28:2400 https://t.co/yyfTlPvFed
Intra oral Laser effect on post op wound healing, pain + inflammation: Fabre et al (2015) J Phys Ther Sci 27(6):1645 https://t.co/99CqeAdboQ
Neither cryo nor ultrasound add sig benefit to PNF stretching: Magalhães et al (2015) J Phys Ther Sci 27(5):1549-53 https://t.co/wVs4iJb3go
Shockwave effect on pain, disability and depression in low back pain: Han et al (2015) J Phys Ther Sci 27(2):397-9 https://t.co/LUw3nSnIq4
Review: Laser therapy for temperomandibular disorders (TMD): Herpich et al (2015) J Phys Ther Sci 27(1): 295-301 http://t.co/0PvFNQSgxA
Whole body vibration has an effect on sitting balance post stroke: Choi et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(9):1411-14 http://t.co/bJEhV2VuXf
@recoverthemiles several recent papers but mostly pain related e.g. http://t.co/busbfth1HU ; http://t.co/gNeRBL0NJR ; http://t.co/jntMjO9Lsi
Whole body vibration, balance + falls in elderly. Promising pilot work: Shim et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26:1083-86 http://t.co/0dUm90cXGo
Ever tried this? Ultrasound with pure gel or gel + bee venom for DOMS: Kim + Kim (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(9):1419-21 http://t.co/BCZa8fpmvg
Tap water/saline iontophoresis for hyperhidrosis. Both work, saline better: Yaghobi et al (2014) Phys Ther Sci 6:1313 http://t.co/Tnj1Vw7UdZ
Whole body vibration + sitting balance post stroke. Beneficial effect: Choi et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(9):1411 http://t.co/bJEhV2VuXf
LIDC (microcurrent) for ulcer healing. Positive outcome: Yoshikawa et al (2014) J Japan Phys Ther Assoc 17(1):52 http://t.co/5QqocXSBfL
Ultrasound: Sig and sustained effects on local circulation. Morishita et al (2014) J Jap Phys Ther Assoc 17(1):1-7 http://t.co/MDhp05frlH
Muscle stim + insp training for resp function change in chronic stroke: Jung et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(1):73-6 http://t.co/5wFsEnjgZz
Heat based therapy in patients with OA knee. Improve symptoms + gait: Ochiai et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(2):281-4 http://t.co/6M52SKGAqk
FES post stroke. Benefits of stimulating more than just tib ant: Mun et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(4): 563-6 http://t.co/W9CJdWKANq
Muscle vibration effects on gait in Parkinsons. Appears beneficial: Han et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(5): 671-3 http://t.co/lCkXvd6tXO
U-sound effect on ROM and stretch pain: Maintained for up to 20min. Morishita et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26:711-5 http://t.co/7tcDhJRzcS
Microcurrent for DOMS pain. Effect of varying several parameters: Lee et al (2013) J Phys Ther Sci 25(11): 1451-1454 http://t.co/itGpGWvUoB
Effects of heat (wet and dry) on gait in healthy participants: Shim (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(2): 183-185 http://t.co/CqzNxyMslR
SHOCKWAVE ADDED TO ROUTINE Rx FOR LOW BACK PAIN. POSITIVE RESULTS. Lee et al (2014) J Phys Ther Sci 26(1): 7-10. http://t.co/5drpxFh8dy