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?
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
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
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
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.
We wish to inform all of our authors, readers and colleagues, that the journal will change its name from the first volume of 2017 to Musculoskeletal Science & Practice: an international journal of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. We are keen to make colleagues aware that the journal will continue to be published by Elsevier, and the Aims … Continue reading Publisher’s Note
As you will have noticed, the New Year (2017) has bought a new era in the life of this Journal with a change in name. Manual Therapy was first published in July 1995. Its name represented a contemporary term for the scope and practice of manipulative therapy and to some extent an emphasis in practice … Continue reading Editorial