The SANE is a simple but comprehensive tool for measuring neck pain. Here is one of the authors, Bryan O'Halloran, describing the study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvpbQjMpHvE The SANE, a simple but comprehensive PROM for neck pain You can access full text here. You can follow Brian here.
How patients make their decisions whether to get a surgery or not? What they take into account while considering the options? These questions are answered by Dr. Seth Peterson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrQ74NOeDKs&t=10s Infographic illustrating the factors influencing the decision: Link to the full article: How people with lumbar spinal stenosis make decisions about treatment: A qualitative study … Continue reading How do patients with stenosis make decisions about treatment?
Clinical guidelines recommend exercise for the management of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Numerous mechanisms have been proposed for how exercise might work to improve pain and disability in people with CLBP, but these were yet to be synthesised. The aim of our systematic review was to determine the proposed mechanisms of benefit for exercise … Continue reading Exercise and chronic low back pain
We conducted a content analysis to describe posts about low back pain on social media geo-targeted to Australia. The results provide a snapshot of what is relevant for people with low back pain, thereby accessing an otherwise undisclosed insight to direct patient-centred care. https://youtu.be/ktmAsyTQ-d4 We used a conventional content analysis method. We searched social media … Continue reading What do people post on social media relative to low back pain?
Although telehealth was adopted by clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic, there are some barriers present. 827 clinicians participated in the presented study. Median proportion of people seen via telehealth increased from 0% pre to 60% during the pandemic. Most clinicians reported managing common musculoskeletal conditions via telehealth. Less than half (42%) of clinicians surveyed believed … Continue reading ‘It’s not hands-on therapy, so it’s very limited’: Telehealth use and views among allied health clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cervical spine manipulation and cervical mobilisation are frequently used in the management of neck pain and headache. Although very rare, serious adverse events (SAEs) following cervical spine manipulation and mobilisation have been described. Recently, a revised version of the International IFOMPT Cervical Framework was published, to provide guidance for the assessment of the cervical spine … Continue reading Identifying vascular pathologies or flow limitations: important aspects in the clinical reasoning process
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.
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
Do you use cervical manual therapy in your practice? Check out this insightful, 5min video summary re why we should abandon pre-treatment positional testing: Full text. Thanks to authors @nathanHutting @RikKranenburg @RogerKerry1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTtVnxoKOBs&t=65s
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