Chronic pain can be treated in a number of ways and each method has its proponents, making it difficult to know which method to choose. Turning to the literature to make evidence-based decisions reveals a bewildering array of studies reporting different levels of quality of evidence and outcomes. This article discusses the current evidence for the use of different treatment modalities for different chronic pain conditions allowing you to make evidence-based decisions when you are putting together a treatment package for your chronic pain patients. A table summarising the information is available to download, providing you with a handy, quick-reference guide. Additionally, this article will enable you to understand what is required for high-quality evidence, what is lacking in low-quality evidence and, therefore, how to assess for yourself the quality of evidence described in studies and reports in the literature. This article has been adapted from chapter 7 ‘Efficacy of manual therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain’ from the author’s book Chronic Pain. A resource for effective manual therapy. Register below to read the key points for this article
According to research, 88% of physiotherapists are aware of the current Chief Medical Officer's Physical Activity Guidelines, but only 16% answered the three specific components correctly in a study published in the Lancet in 2016.... Read More
Although Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for over 5,000 years, Western practitioners can struggle with how it can fit into Western medicine. This article reveals the similarities between TCM and Western practices and... Read More
Optimal recovery from an intense training session or event is of the highest importance to an athlete, and massage has for a long time been an integral part of the recovery process. But is massage... Read More
This article explains the proposed underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture within the path of pain and then goes on to explore the analgesic mechanism of acupuncture. Accredited training is now available for a wide range... Read More
In this week's Massage Monday video, Susan will be looking at making a few simple changes to your posture. Brought to you by Susan Findlay from the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM).
This article and associated supporting material outlines a massage therapy treatment strategy for patellar tendonosis. The author outlines a restricted reciprocal inhibition condition which is commonly found in people with patellar tendon pain, which leads... Read More
Each week Susan Findlay, the director of the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) releases weekly videos giving advice and practical tips on massage therapy. We've compiled a few of the best here. They're... Read More
We have all been in the situation where a patient presents to us with severe pain and impaired motion in a particular direction. We want to relieve their pain but don't want to do too... Read More
This review looks at the recently published title Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome by Paula Clayton. Reviewed by senior soft tissue therapist Dan Buchanan. The review is open access.
Thank you. Your account has been created and you have now been logged in. We will send you an email so that you can set your password for future use.
Unfortunately your current subscription does not include access to the new Co-Kinetic Business Growth and Marketing section. This is either because you have an old legacy Full Site subscription which requires an upgrade or you have another subscription which doesn't include access to the Business Growth element of the site.
This new part of the Co-Kinetic platform is designed to:
To access this new section, we need you to upgrade to add the Business Growth subscription to your account. (more details here).
Don't worry, it's RISK FREE. If you don't wish your subscription to continue after this time, simply
cancel your Business Growth subscription before the trial expires and your original content
subscription will continue as before.