Hosting pre-registration physiotherapy students in Australian private practices does not change service and economic outcomes; an economic analysis.

Roma Forbes and colleagues recent article in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice aimed to determine the effect of student placement provision on service delivery and income in private practice settings. Leading on from their economic analysis they have produced an infographic to illustrate their results and have been kind enough to share it. Thank you. Please … Continue reading Hosting pre-registration physiotherapy students in Australian private practices does not change service and economic outcomes; an economic analysis.

Self management of LBP

How do we promote self management for patients with low back pain? Find the article here. No time to read the full text? No problem! Here's a 2 min video summary from the authors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UalWBA1901w&feature=youtu.be Highlights: Therapists mainly provided patient education rather than self-management support. They mainly focused on the physical and biomechanical factors of … Continue reading Self management of LBP

Eagle’s syndrome

Eagle's syndrome, elongated styloid process and new evidence for pre-manipulative precautions for potential cervical arterial dysfunction: Eagle's syndrome is an underdiagnosed, multi-mechanism symptom assortment produced by provocation of the sensitive carotid space structures by styloid process anomalies. As the styloid traverses between the internal and external carotid arteries, provocation of the vessels and periarterial sympathetic … Continue reading Eagle’s syndrome

Exploring the effects of sustained glide on scapular and shoulder muscle activity levels: a research journey. By Dan Cury Ribeiro

I am a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, who graduated in Brazil a while ago. Now I work as an academic at the University of Otago – New Zealand. When I was an undergraduate student in Brazil, MWM had not been incorporated into the undergraduate curriculum yet. So, as a new graduate, I enrolled into one of the … Continue reading Exploring the effects of sustained glide on scapular and shoulder muscle activity levels: a research journey. By Dan Cury Ribeiro

How good are we at patient education?

It comes as no surprise to any health professional that one of the most important, time consuming and arguably, the most rewarding aspects of our practice is providing ‘advice and education’. This includes discussing patients concerns, teaching skills and in many cases re-educating unhelpful beliefs and behaviours. The World Health Organisation has brought patient-centred education … Continue reading How good are we at patient education?

“Should I do another course?” Confidence of physiotherapists in the assessment of psychosocial factors in people with chronic low back pain

It is clear now for most primary health care practitioner, including physiotherapists, that addressing psychosocial (PS) factors is important in the management of musculoskeletal symptoms. Patients presenting with PS factors are associated with a higher risk of reporting pain (particularly chronic pain) (Hoogenndoorn et al, 2000) and these factors have an important role in the … Continue reading “Should I do another course?” Confidence of physiotherapists in the assessment of psychosocial factors in people with chronic low back pain

‘It’s like Chalk on a blackboard’ My Experiences Researching Patellofemoral Crepitus. By Claire Robertson

As a specialist in patellofemoral pain (PFP) I have been increasingly aware of the importance placed by people on their knee joint noise, (crepitus). On asking about their presenting complaint it is often the first symptom mentioned, before pain or functional difficulties. For some people there is no pain, just noise! In an attempt to … Continue reading ‘It’s like Chalk on a blackboard’ My Experiences Researching Patellofemoral Crepitus. By Claire Robertson