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Epidemiological aspects of studying work-related musculoskeletal disorders
Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology via ScienceDirect Share
There are many challenges to conducting valid epidemiological research of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and interpreting reports describing the results. In particular, these concern the basic study design, selection of subjects, measurement of exposure and outcome, control of confounding and the limitations of workers' compensation data systems. Researchers and people interested in the research results need to be aware of the major potential problems and pay careful attention to them when designing, conducting and using the results of such research. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.) More
A randomized controlled trial with cost effectiveness analyses: Self-management, joint protection, exercises in hand osteoarthritis
Musculoskeletal Disorders via BioMed Central Share
There is limited evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of occupational therapy approaches in the management of hand osteoarthritis. Joint protection and hand exercises have been proposed by European guidelines; however, the clinical and cost effectiveness of each intervention is unknown. More
The association between health care professional attitudes, beliefs and the attitudes, beliefs, clinical management, outcomes of patients with low back pain
European Journal of Pain Share
It has been suggested that health care professional attitudes and beliefs may negatively influence the beliefs of patients with low back pain, but this has not been systematically reviewed. This review aimed to investigate the association between HCP attitudes and beliefs and the attitudes and beliefs, clinical management and outcomes of this patient population. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.) More
Clinical roundup: How do you treat stress in your practice?
Alternative and Complementary Therapies via Liebert Online Share
For stress and related conditions, good evidence supports many other integrative therapies, including acupressure, hypnotherapy, meditation and yoga. As with many integrative therapies, further research is needed. More
The use of RCTs in manual therapy: Are we trying to fit a round peg into a square hole?
Manual Therapy Journal Share
Evidence-based practice has been defined as "the explicit, conscientious and judicious attempt to find the best possible available research evidence to assist the health professionals to make the best decision for their individual clients." In clinical manual therapy practice, this involves integrating research evidence with clinical experience and patient values. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.) More
Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Share
Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. The type, frequency, dosage and duration of treatment(s) should be based on guideline recommendations, clinical experience and findings. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.) More
A randomized controlled trial: The effects of the Bowen technique on hamstring flexibility over time
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies Share
The hamstring muscles regularly are implicated in recurrent injuries, movement dysfunction and low back pain. Links between limited flexibility and development of neuromusculoskeletal symptoms frequently are reported. The Bowen Technique is used to treat many conditions including lack of flexibility. The study set out to investigate the effect of the Bowen Technique on hamstring flexibility over time. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.) More
Influence of low back pain status on pelvis-trunk coordination during walking, running
The purpose of this study was to assess pelvis and trunk three-dimensional segmental excursions and coordination differences during walking and running between runners with low back pain, runners with resolved LBP and a control group with no history of LBP. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.) More