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Table 3 Overview of Outpatient Individual Programme (IP Group) and Residential (MDT Group) Study Treatment Schedule

From: A comparison of multidisciplinary team residential rehabilitation with conventional outpatient care for the treatment of non-arthritic intra-articular hip pain in UK Military personnel – a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Outpatient (IP) Protocol Residential (MDT) Programme
Session 1 (45–60 mins)a Day 1
• Subjective and objective assessment (20–25 mins) • Admission MDT clinic and baseline measures
• Patient education (5-mins) Day 2
• 1–2 manual therapy techniques (5–10 mins) • Group-based introduction to treatment goal 1
• Teach target exercise from treatment goalsc 1 and 2 (15–20 mins) • Group-based introduction to treatment goal 2
• Confirm home-exercises (5-min) • Individual therapy appointments in accordance with patient timetable (PT/OT)b
Session 2 (45–60 mins) Day 3
• Subjective and objective re-assessment (10-mins) • Group-based introduction to treatment goal 3
• Patient education (5-mins) • Group-based introduction to treatment goal 4
• Manual therapy techniques (15–20 mins) • Group-based education topic 1 (‘about hip pain’)
• Teach revised home exercises; check log-book (15–20 mins) • Individual therapy appointments in accordance with patient timetable (PT/OT)
Sessions 3 to 8 (30–40 mins) Day 4
• Subjective and objective re-assessment (5-mins) • Group-based introduction to treatment goal 5
• Manual therapy techniques (15-mins) • Consolidate individual patient exercise programme
• Patient education & advice (5-mins) • Group-based education topic 2 (‘activity modification’)
• Progress home-exercises; check log-book; address adherence issues (15-mins) • Individual therapy appointments in accordance with patient timetable (PT/OT)
  Day 5
  • Group-based exercise targeting individual patient priorities
  • Group-based education topic 3 (‘benefits of exercise’)
  • Individual therapy appointments in accordance with patient timetable (PT/OT)
  Day 6
  • Group-based exercise targeting individual patient priorities
  • Group-based education topic 4 (‘pain management’)
  • Individual therapy appointments in accordance with patient timetable (PT/OT)
  Day 7
  • Confirm individual home-based exercise programme; issue log book;
  • Discharge clinic with multi-disciplinary team
Follow-up period Follow-up period
• 4 to 6 home exercises, 3-times per week • 4 to 6 home exercises, 3-times per week
  1. aTiming does not include baseline outcome measures; bPT = Physiotherapist; OT = Occupational Therapist; c Explanation of treatment goals are contained in Additional file 1