How do patients with stenosis make decisions about treatment?

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?

Exercise and chronic low back pain

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

What do people post on social media relative to 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?

‘It’s not hands-on therapy, so it’s very limited’: Telehealth use and views among allied health clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic.

P Malliaras, M Merollib, C.M. Williams J.P. Caneiro, T. Haines, C. Barton https://youtu.be/icIWXIwyDx0 Telehealth services have helped enable continuity of care during the coronavirus pandemic. We aimed to investigate use and views towards telehealth among allied health clinicians treating people with musculoskeletal conditions during the pandemic. Methods: Cross-sectional international survey of allied health clinicians who … 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.

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.

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