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Musculoskeletal services in primary care in the Republic of Ireland: an insight into the perspective of physiotherapists

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives With a shift in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from secondary to primary care in Ireland, this study aimed to explore physiotherapists’ experiences of providing musculoskeletal ...

Does treatment by a specialist physiotherapist change pain and function in young adults with symptoms from femoroacetabular impingement? A pilot project for a randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Aim Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is recognised as a source of hip pain but the effect of conservative treatment remains untested. This pilot study aimed to inform and evaluate the methods ...

Physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis: a UK-wide survey of current practice

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives To identify how United Kingdom (UK) physiotherapists currently diagnose, assess and manage plantar fasciitis in routine practice. Design Online questionnaire survey. ...

Comparison of three types of exercise in the treatment of rotator cuff tendinopathy/shoulder impingement syndrome: A randomized controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives To assess the efficacy of three different exercise programmes in treating rotator cuff tendinopathy/shoulder impingement syndrome. Design Parallel group randomised ...

Individualised functional restoration plus guideline-based advice vs advice alone for non-reducible discogenic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of individualised functional restoration plus guideline-based advice compared to advice alone in people with non-reducible discogenic pain (NRDP). ...

Psychologically informed physiotherapy for chronic pain: patient experiences of treatment and therapeutic process

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2017

Objectives Psychologically informed physiotherapy is used widely with patients with chronic pain. This study aimed to investigate patients’ beliefs about, and experiences of, this type of treatment, and ...

Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for goalsetting and outcome measurement in primary care physiotherapy, an explorative field study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2017

Objectives Routine use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) may provide an effective way of monitoring patient valued outcomes. In this study we explored (1) the current use of PROMs; (2) to ...

Does the use of a university lecturer as a visiting tutor support learning and assessment during physiotherapy students’ clinical placements? A survey of higher education institution providers

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/11/2016

Objectives To establish the rationale for using a lecturer as a visiting tutor, and to identify the activities undertaken during clinical placements to support student learning and assessment in ...

Deterioration in physical activity and function differs according to treatment type in non-small cell lung cancer – future directions for physiotherapy management

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2016

Objectives To investigate in non-surgically and surgically treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): (1) changes in physical activity, function, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and symptoms ...

Nintendo Wii Fit as an adjunct to physiotherapy following lower limb fractures: preliminary feasibility, safety and sample size considerations

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/05/2016

Objective The Nintendo Wii Fit integrates virtual gaming with body movement, and may be suitable as an adjunct to conventional physiotherapy following lower limb fractures. This study examined the ...

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