‘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

Special edition on: Terrestrial Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

The new year has brought new things. A new name for the journal and a supplementary edition on rehabilitation and astronaut reconditioning, guest edited by Maria Stokes, Simon Evetts and Julie Hides. We are able to provide complimentary access to these articles for a limited period, so keep a look out for the links here … Continue reading Special edition on: Terrestrial Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Relaunched in 2017!

Musculoskeletal Science & Practice was formerly known as Manual Therapy. We wish to inform all of our authors that the journal relaunched as the International Journal of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in January 2017. The journal continues to be published by Elsevier, and the Editorial team and Aims & Scope remain unchanged.