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Journal of Physical Therapy Science Vol. 30, No. 12, 2018

Original Article

Quantity and quality of the peroneus longus assessed using ultrasonography in leg with chronic ankle instability

Shogo Sakai, Yukio Urabe, Masanori Morikawa, Hironori Fujishita, Makoto Komiya, Junpei Sasadai, Hironori Fujishita, Noriaki Maeda 1396-1400

Correlation among sarcopenia, malnutrition and activities of daily living in patients with vertebral compression fractures: a comparison based on admission and discharge parameters evaluating these conditions

Kohei Takahashi, Akira Kubo, Kayoko Ishimura, Takahiro Fukui, Tetsuro Tamura 1401-1407

Effects of a virtual reality video game exercise program on upper extremity function and daily living activities in stroke patients

Ju-Hong Kim 1408-1411

Effects of the combination therapy of tilt sensor functional electrical stimulation and integrated volitional control electrical stimulation on brain activity during the subacute phase following stroke: a feasibility study

Tsubasa Mitsutake, Maiko Sakamoto, Soichiro Koyama, Kensuke Matsuda, Mitsunori Okita, Etsuo Horikawa 1412-1416

Reliability of sagittal vertical axis measurement and association with measures of age-related hyperkyphosis

Wendy B Katzman, Neeta Parimi, Amy Gladin, Bo Fan, Shirley S Wong, Joncarmen Mergenthaler, Nancy E Lane 1417-1423

Correlation between skeletal muscle mass index and parameters of respiratory function and muscle strength in young healthy adults according to gender

Yohei Sawaya, Masahiro Ishizaka, Akira Kubo, Kaori Sadakiyo,  Akihiro Yakabi, Tamae Sato, Takahiro Shiba, Ko Onoda, Hitoshi Maruyama 1424-1427

The investigation of the educational needs on the job competence for physical therapist assistant in the students of Quang Tri medical college in Vietnam

Jin-Won Noh, Beom Seok Park, Eun Joo Kim, Min Hee Kim 1428-1433

Effect of change in passive stiffness following low-intensity eccentric hamstring exercise on peak torque angle

Satoru Nishida, Tsubasa Tomoto, Shun Kunugi, Shumpei Miyakawa 1434-1439

The effect of comprehensive physiotherapy-based rehabilitation on stooped posture in Parkinson’s disease

Yuki Kawami, Kohei Marumoto, Yukina Shiomi, Masakado Okinishi,  Tsuyoshi Kozuki, Hiroko Oyabu, Kazumasa Yokoyama, Yasutaka Nikaido, Toshihiro Akisue 1440-1445

Structural validity of Balance Evaluation Systems Test assessed using factor and Rasch analyses in patients with stroke

Kazuhiro Miyata, Satoshi Hasegawa, Hiroki Iwamoto, Tomohiro Otani, Yoichi Kaizu, Tomoyuki Shinohara, Shigeru Usuda 1446-1454

The impact of manual spinal traction therapy on the pain and Oswestry disability index of patients with chronic back pain

Hyunju Oh, SeokJoo Choi, Sangyong Lee, Jioun Choi, Kwansub Lee 1455-1457


Case Study

External focus training for reacquisition of knee function in a Down syndrome patient after surgery for recurrent patellar dislocation: a case report

Kanae, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Yoshihide Kanai 1458-1461

Lower garment-lifting postural control characteristics during toilet-related activities in healthy individuals and a post-stroke hemiplegic patient undergoing rehabilitation

Shogo Hiragami, Tetsuya Nagahata, Yasuhiro Koike, Yu Inoue 1462-1467


Original Article

Effects of a facilitating device on pelvic floor muscle contraction during breathing exercises

Atsushi Kubota, Keishoku Sakuraba, Kazutaka Araki, Toshimitsu Ishizuka, Atsuko Nakaniida, Yoshio Suzuki 1468-1472

Longitudinal changes and body composition assessment using bioelectrical impedance in elderly patients with mild disequilibrium and different care needs

Kazuya Goto, Tatsuro Yamamoto, Momoko Kashiwazaki, Kaho Miura,  Shohei Hayashi, Akira Kubo 1473-1476

Comparison of orbicularis oris muscle strength and endurance in young and elderly adults

Hee-Su Park, Jin-Uk Kim, Jae-Young Park, Dong-Hwan Oh, Hee Jeong Kim 1477-1478

Changes in kinematic chain dynamics between calcaneal pronation/supination and shank rotation during load bearing associated with ankle position during plantar and dorsiflexion

ro Edo, Sumiko Yamamoto 1479-1482

Biomechanics of single-leg running using lofstrand crutches in amputee soccer

Hironori Fujishita, Yukio Urabe, Noriaki Maeda, Makoto Komiya,  Shogo Sakai, Kazuhiko Hirata, Tetsuhiko Sakamitsu, Hiroaki Kimura 1483-1487