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Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health

Section edited by J. Bart Staal

This section concerns all aspects of physical therapies and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders. This section also considers studies concerning work-related musculoskeletal disorders and occupation health.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Health and physical capacity are commonly associated with disease, age, and socioeconomic factors. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the degree to which physical capacity, defined as muscl...

    Authors: Anette Larsson, Annie Palstam, Jan Bjersing, Monika Löfgren, Malin Ernberg, Eva Kosek, Björn Gerdle and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:121

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    Most people suffering chronic pain are plagued by sleeping difficulties. Cognitive behaviour therapy has produced promising results for insomnia comorbid with chronic pain, but the access to such treatment is ...

    Authors: Tobias Wiklund, Steven J. Linton, Peter Alföldi and Björn Gerdle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:111

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) encompasses heterogeneous patients unlikely to respond to a unique treatment. Identifying sub-groups of LBP may help to improve treatment outcomes. This is a hypothesis-setting study design...

    Authors: Marc Perron, Chantal Gendron, Pierre Langevin, Jean Leblond, Marianne Roos and Jean-Sébastien Roy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:95

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Depletion of ovarian hormone in postmenopausal women has been associated with changes in the locomotor apparatus that may compromise walking function including muscle atrophy/weakness, weight gain, and bone de...

    Authors: S. C. Ibeneme, C. Ekanem, A. Ezuma, N. Iloanusi, N. N. Lasebikan, O. A. Lasebikan and O. E. Oboh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:84

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Exercise interventions improve clinical outcomes of pain and function in adults with knee pain due to osteoarthritis and higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower severity of pain and higher...

    Authors: Jonathan G. Quicke, Nadine E. Foster, Peter R. Croft, Reuben O. Ogollah and Melanie A. Holden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:59

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Impaired cervical joint position sense and balance are associated with neck pain. Specific therapeutic exercise and manual therapy are effective for improving neck pain and functional ability but their effects...

    Authors: Munlika Sremakaew, Gwendolen Jull, Julia Treleaven, Marco Barbero, Deborah Falla and Sureeporn Uthaikhup

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:48

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Work disability involves large costs to the society as well as to the individual. Work disability is common among people with chronic pain conditions, yet few effective interventions exist. Individual Placemen...

    Authors: Lene Therese B. Linnemørken, Vigdis Sveinsdottir, Thomas Knutzen, Linn Rødevand, Kjersti Helene Hernæs and Silje Endresen Reme

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:47

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, high self-efficacy facilitates recovery, indicated by improved muscle function, reduced knee symptoms and increased physical activity. Impact of treatmen...

    Authors: Vala Flosadottir, Richard Frobell, Ewa M. Roos and Eva Ageberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:50

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, for which conservative treatments are the first measures taken. However, these measures are not usually sufficient. Recently major at...

    Authors: Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Afshin Karimzadeh, Masoud Hashemi and Leila Bagherzadeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:49

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  10. Content type: Debate

    Placebo and nocebo effects are embodied psycho-neurobiological responses capable of modulating pain and producing changes at different neurobiological, body at perceptual and cognitive levels. These modificati...

    Authors: Giacomo Rossettini, Elisa Carlino and Marco Testa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:27

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Clinical examinations are subjective and often show a low validity and reliability. Objective and highly reliable quantitative assessments are available in laboratory settings using 3D motion analysis, but the...

    Authors: Wilhelmus Johannes Andreas Grooten, Lisa Sandberg, John Ressman, Nicolas Diamantoglou, Elin Johansson and Eva Rasmussen-Barr

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Joint awareness was recently introduced as a new concept for outcome assessment after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Findings from qualitative and psychometric studies suggest that joint awareness is a distinc...

    Authors: F. L. Loth, M. C. Liebensteiner, J. M. Giesinger, K. Giesinger, H. R. Bliem and B. Holzner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) are common and costly, and are usually managed initially by general practitioners (GPs). How GPs manage WAD is largely unstudied, though there are clinical guidelines. Our a...

    Authors: Jane Nikles, Michael Yelland, Clare Bayram, Graeme Miller and Michele Sterling

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:551

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based work rehabilitation model with well-documented effects for people with mental illness. The model has, however, never been tested out for people with ...

    Authors: L. Rødevand, T. M. Ljosaa, L. P. Granan, T. Knutzen, H. B. Jacobsen and S. E. Reme

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:550

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Responsiveness of a clinical test is highly relevant in order to evaluate the effect of a given intervention. However, the responsiveness of clinical tests for people with neck pain has not been adequately eva...

    Authors: René Jørgensen, Inge Ris, Carsten Juhl, Deborah Falla and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:548

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Physical exercise and educational programs promote several benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, little is known about the effects of educational programs promoting the regular practice...

    Authors: José Messias Rodrigues da Silva, Márcia Uchoa de Rezende, Tânia Carvalho Spada, Lucila da Silva Francisco, Fabiane Elize Sabine de Farias, Cleidnéia Aparecida Clemente da Silva, Claudia Helena de Azevedo Cernigoy, Júlia Maria D’Andréa Greve and Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:546

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are the most common non-hospitalised injury resulting from a motor vehicle crash. Approximately 50% of individuals with WAD experience on-going pain and disability. Results ...

    Authors: Carrie Ritchie, Carolyn Ehrlich and Michele Sterling

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:531

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Although upper cervical and upper thoracic spine mobilization plus therapeutic exercises are common interventions for the management of forward head posture (FHP), no study has directly compared the effectiven...

    Authors: Juchul Cho, Eunsang Lee and Seungwon Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:525

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Globally, neck pain is the fourth most common condition associated with longer periods of living with disability. Annually, approximately 0.3% of the population of Western countries undergo whiplash trauma, an...

    Authors: Anneli Peolsson, Maria Landén Ludvigsson and Gunnel Peterson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:524

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