‘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.

Priapism, a symptom of claudication of the cauda equina in spinal stenosis

Karl Barbaro and James Midgley. Priapism is defined as a persistent penile erection in the absence of sexual arousal. This symptom has been documented in patients with spinal stenosis although it is considered a rare finding. The European Association of Urology guidelines on priapism [Salonia et al., 2014] list cauda equina syndrome and spinal stenosis … Continue reading Priapism, a symptom of claudication of the cauda equina in spinal stenosis

Unhelpful beliefs and attitudes about low back pain in the general population: A cross-sectional survey

Unhelpful beliefs about non-specific low back pain (LBP) are associated with poorer coping strategies and unhelpful behaviours. Furthermore, targeting unhelpful beliefs about back pain has been advanced as a major priority to decrease the burden of LBP. Therefore, studies exploring these beliefs are needed to adapt the message delivered to the population. A study conducted … Continue reading Unhelpful beliefs and attitudes about low back pain in the general population: A cross-sectional survey

Identifying vascular pathologies or flow limitations: important aspects in the clinical reasoning process

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

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