A recent issue of BioMed Research International is entirely devoted to the role of physical therapy in the treatment of cancer-related lymphedema, chronic wounds, and urinary incontinence. BioMed Research International is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles and review articles in several areas of life sciences.

This issue also includes an accompanying editorial stating that “well-documented, promising, and inexpensive methods for physical therapy are necessary” in order to respond to these “common and costly” problems, according to a news report from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

The issue covers topics including physical therapy of urinary incontinence, new methods in wound healing, electromyography and biofeedback in rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles, and kinesiology taping in lymphedema.

The APTA news report notes that in the issue’s editorial, Luther C. Kloth, PT, MS, CSW, FAPTA, joins other editors in writing that the diseases covered in the issue are among “the major health disorders” affecting frail young and older people, and that establishing effective treatment methods is “a pressing issue.”

To view the issue, which is available for free, visit www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/si/561754.

Source: APTA