Workers found to be at significant risk for a long-term disability based on known psychosocial risk factors following a musculoskeletal injury were identified using a screening tool. This questionnaire was given to all injured workers within 5 days of injury. ... read more ›
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Physiotherapy delivered pain management skills in addition to strength training improves knee OA treatment outcomes
A combined intervention of specific strength training plus training in pain management skills provided by a physiotherapist is associated with better function than either treatment alone in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).
A multicentre trial randomised 222 patients with painful ... read more ›
A common approach to investigating the cause of pain is to undergo a scan. This might be an x ray, ultrasound, CT scan or MRI. Unfortunately, scans are not fool proof and don’t tell the whole story. Scan findings may ... read more ›
A physiotherapist’s approach to managing chronic pain should incorporate an active rather than passive approach. A passive approach is when treatment is “done” to the client and the client is overly reliant on their treater. This not only includes hands ... read more ›
This study looked at adults who had work related back or neck pain for 3-12 weeks since injury and clinical depression (BDI >13) who underwent 7 weeks of physio treatment ... read more ›