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
Isn’t this the pressure that you, as a physical therapist, are put under every day? “How soon, how quickly, when, why, how come?”; “This is costing me money and time, I’m losing my place in... Read More
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Check out this quarter's most newsworthy pieces of research on the topic of physical therapy. Register or sign in to checkout this beautifully designed infographic. The subscription version includes interactive links to each piece of research and Altmetric profile.
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. And yet as health care providers, and this isn't limited to just physiotherapists, but to all physical and manual therapists, we are perfectly positioned to promote the benefits of physical activity, and better still use it to develop trust and build on relationships with new prospective clients. Physical activity is in fact a huge marketing opportunity. This article will review the current guidelines and explore how we can make best use of this knowledge to add value to the lives of our patients and clients. Register below to read the key points for this article
Catch up on this quarter's essential physical and massage therapy research. Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique Co-Kinetic take-home messages. This is one of our most popular sections of content aimed at saving you time and money not having to trawl the research journals!
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