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A Survey on Physical Therapy for Leprosy Patients of Invalide Home in Korea (한국 나장애인시설 나환자들에 대한 물리치료 실태조사)

  • Park Rae-Joon;Kim Yong-Kwan
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.139-148
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    • 1998
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the actual condition of physical therapy for leprosy patients of invalide home in Korea. The subjects were 928 leprosy patients who answered for the questionnaires kindly and lived in invalide homes such as An-Dong & San-Chung. The questionnaires survey was carried out from July to August 1997. The results of this study were as follows : 1. $67.6\%$ of the subjects said that they were knowing of physical therapy. 2. $88.4\%$ of the subjects who had been served physical therapy said that they were satisfied with it. 3. Between no physical therapy service group and physical therapy service group, treatment of pain was done in a different way. In physical therapy service group, for example, physical therapy treatment was most frequently used. But in no physical therapy service group, drug treatment was most frequently used. 4. The majority of the subjects responded that physical therapy was needed. 5. Each group expressed different kinds of difficulties with regard to physical therapy. No physical therapy service group, on the one hand, found it very difficult to visit physical therapy rooms. Physical therapy service group, on the other hand, complained of not having sufficient physical therapy appliance. 6. The situation of disability and disease was much worse in no physical therapy service group than in physical therapy service group. Especially, in case of low back pain and joint pain, no physical therapy service group complained of than suffering from these pains twice as often as physical therapy service group.

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Current Situation and Perspectives for Home.Visiting and School Physical Therapy in Korea (한국 가정.방문 물리치료 및 학교 물리치료의 현황과 전망)

  • Kwon, Hei-Jeoung;Kim, Yong-Kwon;Ann, Chang-Sik;Hur, Jin-Gang;Hwang, Seong-Soo
    • Journal of Korean Physical Therapy Science
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    • v.18 no.4
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    • pp.47-58
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to analyses the main factors of research papers for related with home physical therapy. This study was retrospective descriptive study, the period of data collection was from 1991 to 2011. The data was collected by the journal related in physical therapy, the dissertation of academic degree, National Assembly Library and the web-site for academic information. In the web-site, searched with the keyword 'home physical therapy' and 'after school voucher'. The results were as follows; 1. In the home physical therapy, visiting physical therapy, school physical therapy, there were different based on laws; home physical therapy was based on medical law, visiting physical therapy was based on law for community health and law for long term health insurance, school physical therapy was based on special education law. 2. The summary of research title/thema from 1991 to 2011 was as follows; for the home and visiting physical therapy 'the needs and necessity of home and visiting physical therapy' was 18 papers, 'the contents of service of home and visiting physical therapy' was 18 papers, 'program and skill development' was 16 papers, 'system developing and induction strategy of home and visiting physical therapy 'was 15 papers, 'costs of nome and visiting physical therapy' was 2 papers, 'perception and information of home and visiting physical therapy' was 9 papers, 'Recoding system and administration management' was 9 papers, 'the others 'was 14 papers, for the school physical therapy 'after school voucher system' was 9 papers, the others was 4 papers. The total papers was 114 papers. 3. Finally suggested 'Model of Educational Program for HomeVisiting and School Physical Therapy'.

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A Survey of Needs and Types of Home Physical Therapy, Visiting Physical Therapy and School Physical Therapy (가정.방문물리치료 및 학교물리치료의 필요성 및 유형실태에 대한 조사연구)

  • Kwon, Hei-Jeoung
    • Journal of Korean Physical Therapy Science
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    • v.18 no.4
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    • pp.31-46
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this survey was to give data and information about type and needs of Home Physical Therapy, Visiting Physical Therapy and School Physical Therapy for physical and nurse. The subjects were 154(99 physical therapists and 55 nurses) who were working at geriatric rehabilitation hospitals and children hospitals. The period of questionary collection was from the 15 of August to the 15th of September 2011. And data was analysis from 99 articles such as journals related to physical therapy, and searched with keyword 'home and visiting physical therapy' by web site and Korea National Assembly Library from 1991 to 2011. The data was analysis with percentage, mean, standard deviation and ANOVA by SPSS PC 12.0. The results were as follows; 1. The definition of 'Home Physical Therapy' has been community based on physical therapy service for the patient who had diagnosis by medical doctor, has been based on medical law. The definition of 'Visiting Physical Therapy' has been community based on physical therapy service at home for the patient who had diagnosis by medical doctor, for the national basic living security, and senior citizen over 65 years who lives alone, has been based on law for community health and law of long term health insurance. The definition of 'School Physical Therapy' has been school based on physical therapy service at school after class for the disabled children who are studying at school, has been based on special education law article 28. 2. As for the knowledge of the Home and Visiting and School Physical Therapy, both groups PT and nurse were 'I do not know'125(81.3%) of the difference the concept of 3 definitions, so it means to need education and information about the different concept of three physical therapy. As for the needs of home and visiting physical therapy, both groups of PT and Nurse were 'needs' 151(98.1%). Physical therapist showed of 'Needs' on visiting physical therapy 35(35.4%), home physical therapy 32(32.3%), and schole physical therapy 32(32.3%). Nurse showed of 'Needs' on home physical therapy 23(41.8%). visiting physical therapy 19(34.5%), school physical therapy 13(23.6%). Therefore it is necessary to have home and visiting physical therapy as for the elderly and disabled person. 3. As for the qualification of Home and Visiting physical therapist, both PT and nurse groups showed as follows; take post graduation education program for home and visiting therapy after became PT : home physical therapist 108(70.1%), visiting physical therapist 106(68.8%). So it means education center or university can be developed post graduation program for home and visiting physical therapist. 4. As for the 'Needs' of school physical therapy, both groups of PT and nurse showed as follows; 'Needs' 142(92.2%), 'Needs superviser education program' 148(96.1%), in PT group showed 'I will participate of education program' 92(92.9%). 5. As for the present states of research papers or report of home, visiting, and school physical therapy was as follows; the 103 papers for 8 fields about' the needs of home and visiting physical therapy' from 1991 to 2011, the 13 papers for 2 fields about school physical therapy from 2001 to 2011, so total papers were 114 articles.

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Awareness of Difference between Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Therapy among Some University Students (일부 대학생의 물리치료와 재활치료의 차이점에 대한 인지도)

  • Lee, Han Suk
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.25 no.5
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    • pp.322-329
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: This study was conducted in order to investigate the awareness of physical therapy and difference between physical therapy and rehabilitation therapy. Methods: A total of 183 subjects who gave consent to participate in the survey at five universities in Gyenggi-do were randomly selected and the survey was conducted from February 2012 to July 2013 by a questionnaire consisting of 13 questions. Frequency analysis for the awareness of the general characteristics of physical therapy, anticipated cost, awareness of difference, and cross tab analysis for correlation with each item were used. Results: Participants recognized the academic ability, and the department for management of physical therapist licensing very well. The kindness and workmanship of physical therapists were average. According to their experience of physical therapy, most participants received a hot pack and electrical therapy at a local clinic and satisfaction with treatment was high. The percentage of students who recognized a difference between physical therapy and rehabilitation therapy was high, however, they misunderstood only electrical therapy for physical therapy and they recognized the exercise method of physical therapy for rehabilitation therapy. No correlation of the awareness of difference was observed between physical therapy and rehabilitation therapy and the awareness of physical therapy, experience, and anticipated cost, except the major of students. Conclusion: We found that people can misunderstand exercise therapy for rehabilitation therapy even though they have good awareness of physical therapy. Therefore, a physical therapist has to find the ways to express their identity while working.

Veterinary Physical Therapy (수의 물리치료)

  • Kim, Jin-Ung
    • Journal of Korean Physical Therapy Science
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.143-151
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    • 2002
  • The veterinary physical therapy is so called physical therapy for animals. The veterinary physical therapist is working for veterinary physical therapy or physical therapy for animals in clinical field. The veterinary medicine field has not veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy, also physical therapy field in Korea. So, This research will explain about veterinary physical therapy of Korea and other countries' by journals and Internet information and suggest the future of the veterinary physical therapist.

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An Investigation on chest physical therapy of hospital in seoul and Kyungido (서울, 경기지역 종합병원의 흉부물리치료 실태조사)

  • Lee, Yun-Seob;Lim, Sung-Geun
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.153-161
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the chest physical therapy in the hospital of seoul, kyungido and to activate the chest physical therapy. Dept. of physical therapy in 15 hospitals, 65 physical therapists disabled and analysis of interview. The results are as follows: 1) $86.7\%$ of respondents were not chest physical therapist in the hospital. $79.4\%$ of respondents were a lack of 5 patients per month. 2) The chief diagnosis of chest physical therapy was respiretory muscles weakness by reason of spinal cord injury and muscle diseases. Many physical therapists was obtain the chest physical therapy information from university or collage. 3) Management of chest Physical therapy Patient was to be alike physical therapist and doctor A problem of chest physical therapy was a lack of chest physical therapy information, cognition of a physician. The results of this study suggested that chest physical therapy need to organization of the treatment and magnification of the treatment area.

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A Survey on Awareness of Physical Therapists about Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

  • Kang, Jeong-Il;Jeong, Dae-Keun;Choi, Hyun
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.26 no.3
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    • pp.202-208
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate awareness of physical therapists about cardiopulmonary physical therapy and patterns of its use, and to offer materials about how to apply cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Methods: For this study, structured questionnaires were distributed to 158 physical therapists in general hospitals, hospitals, Chinese medicine hospitals and clinics in Cheonnam area who were randomly selected as research subjects. After the questionnaires were handed out to them for 180 days from July to December 2013, they were collected. Results: The results showed that only 14 respondents(25%) knew about the therapeutic intervention of cardiopulmonary physical therapy, while respectively, 57.1% and 17.9% of them responded they didn't know about it well, and they didn't know about it, at all. As a result, physical therapists' awareness about cardiopulmonary physical therapy was at an extremely low level, overall. Moreover, 60.7%, 7.1%, 8.9% and 23.3% of the subjects answered that they obtained knowledge about cardiopulmonary physical therapy from school curriculum, from association seminars, from related books and from other sources, respectively. Conclusion: In conclusion, these results demonstrate that the application or use of cardiopulmonary physical therapy as a physical therapy intervention is quite inadequate, although the necessity for cardiopulmonary physical therapy of physical therapists is being highlighted. Therefore, constant interests and efforts of physical therapists and clinicians would be required for effective use of cardiopulmonary physical therapy, clinical verification and active researches on it.

Research to the recognition and the need of development for proper insurance costs for Home Physical Therapy, Visiting Physical Therapy and School of Physical Therapy (가정.방문물리치료 및 학교물리치료의 적정 보험수가 개발의 필요성과 인식에 대한 연구)

  • Kwon, Hei Jeoung;Kim, Yong Kwon;Moon, Tae Sun;Hwang, Seong Soo;Lee, Kwang Jae
    • Journal of Korean Physical Therapy Science
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.27-35
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    • 2013
  • Background : This study aims to examine the awareness as to the terminological comprehension about the home and visiting physical therapy and the school physical therapy and the need for development as to the associated insurance costs. And the purpose of the study is to provide the basic data in terms of the preparation process for implementation of the related system. Methods : The study conducted the research that targeted the physical therapists, who were working at the rehabilitation hospital located in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do as for the survey questionnaires as to the need and awareness of development of the adequate insurance fee of home physical therapy, visiting physical therapy and school physical therapy. Result : Even though the level of understanding for the terminologies was low, the need for development of insurance fee for home physical therapy, visiting physical therapy and school physical therapy was shown to be high regardless of age and work experience. However, there was not a statistical difference in accordance with age and work experience (p>.05). Conclusion : It directly reflects the result, which hopes home physical therapy, visiting physical therapy and school physical therapy to enter immediately into the frame of system.

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Animals Physical Therapy (동물물리치료)

  • Kim, Jin-Ung;Bae, Soo-Chan
    • The Journal of Korean Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.45-55
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    • 2002
  • This article review the animals physical therapy. It is so called veterinary physical therapy. The animals physical therapist is working to physical therapy for animals in veterinary clinical field. The veterinary medicine has not veterinary rehabilitation medicine or physical therapy for animals, also physical therapy field in Korea. So, This research will explain about animals physical therapy of Korea and other countries' by journals and internet information and suggest the future of the animals physical therapist. Finally, The veterinary physical therapy is not used to veterinary clinical field in now. But, The veterinary physical therapy will desire to the view of medical serve and economy by the host of animals and clinical veterinarian the future. Animal physical therapy is a new and rapidly developing field of health care for animals. The benefits of physical therapy have long been recognized in humans. More recently, work in the veterinary field has shown the same benefits of physical therapy to be true for animal patients. Performing orthopaedic or neurological surgery, or fitting a human patient with a cast or splint, and then discharging the patient is an outdated approach. In such cases, physical therapy is clearly warranted. Similarly, recent research has shown that post-surgical rehabilitation and therapy after injuries significantly improves the functional outcomes for animals. Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function and movement. Working with the owner, veterinarian and often other healthcare professionals, a physiotherapist helps your animal to achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. Equipped with a specialized university Bacheloriate education and intensively educated in Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Histology, Neurology, and Pathology, PT's are able to assess, diagnose and treat movement and function. Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation are recognized sciences applied to both humans and animals. The goals of physiotherapy are to relieve pain, restore range of motion/movement, improve function, prevent injuries and expand the physical potential of the patient. Once in the field, physical therapists actively continue their education to keep up to date on the latest treatments and technologies. Via continuing education courses, physiotherapists can learn how to apply their unique and specialized knowledge to other animal species.

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Intensity of Physical Therapy for Stroke (뇌졸중 환자를 위한 물리치료 강도)

  • Shin, Jae-Wook;Kim, Jae-Yong;Kim, Jwa-Jun
    • PNF and Movement
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    • v.11 no.1
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    • pp.35-42
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    • 2013
  • Purpose : This paper reviews intensity of physical therapy for stroke. Methods : This is literature study with Pubmed, EBSCO, ProQuest, EMBASE and CINAHL. Results : There were 20 studies that reviewed effects of increased intensity of physical therapy after stroke involving time post-stroke, elements of physical therapy, duration of physical therapy, methods of physical therapy. Ten of the eleven studies, involving time post-stroke, demonstrated significant improvement. Seventeen studies involving upper extremity, lower extremity and mobility demonstrated significant improvement. Five studies involving increased duration of physical therapy demonstrated significant improvement. Studies involving methods of physical therapy showed that mix of different methods is more effective than single method. Conclusion : Increased intensity of physical therapy improve functional recovery.

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