Contents of the Current Issue

Journal of Physical Therapy Science Vol. 31, No. 2, 2019

Original Article

Provision of public funding for wheelchairs and postural support devices in Japan

Satoshi Shirogane 122-126

Early effects of a knee-ankle-foot orthosis on static standing balance in people with subacute stroke

Tomohiro Ota, Hiroyuki Hashidate, Natsuki Shimizu, Mitsunobu Yatsunami 127-131

Effects of Taekkyon training on balance control during stair descent in community-dwelling older adults

Hyeong-Dong Kim, Hyun Dong Je, Ji Hoon Jeong 132-137

Influence of ocarina practices on lung function of healthy middle-aged females in Korea

Jeong-Yun Baek, Joong-Hwi Kim, Chan-Myeong Kim 138-140

Effectiveness of active soft tissue release and trigger point block for the diagnosis and treatment of low back and leg pain of predominantly gluteus medius origin: a report of 115 cases

Masahiro Kameda, Hideyuki Tanimae 141-148

A study on the sleep quality, pain, and instrumental activities of daily living of outpatients with chronic stroke

JuHyung Park 149-152

Case Study

Improving posture to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s: a CBP® case report with a 21 month follow-up

Justin M. Anderson, Paul A. Oakley, Deed E. Harrison 153-158

Reduction of Scheuermann’s deformity and scoliosis using ScoliBrace and a scoliosis specific rehabilitation program: a case report

Christopher M. Gubbels, Paul A. Oakely, Jeb McAviney, Deed E. Harrison, Benjamin T. Brown 159-165

Original Article

Influence of muscle activation of posterior oblique sling from changes in activation of gluteus maximus from exercise of prone hip extension of normal adult male and female

Jae-Kwang Lee, Jong-Ha Hwang, Chan-Myeong Kim, Jong Kyung Lee, Ji-Won Park 166-169

A study on muscle activity based on the ankle posture for effective exercise with indoor horse riding machine

Hyun-Ju Noh, Chan-Myeong Kim, Ji-Won Park 170-174

Stand-up test overestimates the decline of locomotor function in taller people: a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Kameda Health Study

Rumi Miyamoto, Susumu S. Sawada, Yuko Gando, Munehiro Matsushita, Ryoko Kawakami, Shingo Muranaga, Yumiko Osawa, Kaori Ishii, Koichiro Oka 175-184

Perception of trunk inclination during sitting with feet in contact with the floor

Soma Endo, Hitoshi Asai, Tiharu Inaoka-Pleiades 185-189

Evaluation of skeletal muscle mass indices, assessed by bioelectrical impedance, as indicators of insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes

Yoshikazu Hirasawa, Ryosuke Matsuki, Toshihiko Ebisu, Takeshi Kurose, Yoshiyuki Hamamoto, Yutaka Seino 190-194

The effect of massage technique plus thoracic manipulation versus thoracic manipulation on pain and neural tension in mechanical neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

Rungthip Puntumetakul, Rawiporn Pithak, Suwalee Namwongsa,  Pongsatorn Saiklang, Rose Boucaut 195-201

Relationship between forefoot structure, including the transverse arch, and forefoot pain in patients with hallux valgus

Kengo Nakai, Hala Zeidan, Yusuke Suzuki, Yuu Kajiwara, Kanako Shimoura, Masataka Tatsumi, Yuichi Nishida, Tsubasa Bitoh, Soyoka Yoshimi, Tomoki Aoyama 202-205

Case Study

Safety and efficacy of robotic elbow training using the upper limb single-joint hybrid assistive limb combined with conventional rehabilitation for bilateral obstetric brachial plexus injury with co-contraction: a case report

Shigeki Kubota, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kenichi Yoshikawa, Ryoko Takeuchi, Yusuke Endo, Kazunori Koseki, Yutaka Kohno, Masashi Yamazaki 206-210