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. Research article

    A new clinical test for sensorimotor function of the hand – development and preliminary validation

    Sensorimotor disturbances of the hand such as altered neuromuscular control and reduced proprioception have been reported for various musculoskeletal disorders. This can have major impact on daily activities s...

    Ulrik Röijezon, Ragnar Faleij, Petros Karvelis, George Georgoulas and George Nikolakopoulos

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:407

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  2. Study protocol

    Dry needling in a manual physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise protocol for patients with chronic mechanical shoulder pain of unspecific origin: a protocol for a randomized control trial

    Shoulder pain of musculoskeletal origin is the main cause of upper limb pain of non-traumatic origin. Despite being one of the most common reasons for consultation, there is no established protocol for treatme...

    Emma Tejera-Falcón, Nuria del Carmen Toledo-Martel, Francisco Manuel Sosa-Medina, Fátima Santana-González, Miriam del Pino Quintana-de la Fe, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo and Daniel Pecos-Martín

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:400

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  3. Research article

    Systematic review of quantitative imaging biomarkers for neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders

    This study systematically summarizes quantitative imaging biomarker research in non-traumatic neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). There were two research questions: 1) Are there quantitative im...

    Judith E. Gold, David M. Hallman, Fredrik Hellström, Martin Björklund, Albert G. Crenshaw, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mary F. Barbe and Sayed Ali

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:395

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of a specific manual approach to the suboccipital region in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain and rotation deficit in the upper cervical spine: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Mechanical neck pain is a highly prevalent problem in primary healthcare settings. Many of these patients have restricted mobility of the cervical spine. Several manual techniques have been recommended for res...

    Vanessa González Rueda, Carlos López de Celis, Martín Eusebio Barra López, Andoni Carrasco Uribarren, Sara Castillo Tomás and Cesar Hidalgo García

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:384

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Predicting outcome in frozen shoulder (shoulder capsulitis) in presence of comorbidity as measured with subjective health complaints and neuroticism

    There is a substantive lack of knowledge about comorbidity in patients with frozen shoulder. The aim of this study was to investigate whether subjective health complaints and Neuroticism would predict treatmen...

    Satya Pal Sharma, Rolf Moe-Nilssen, Alice Kvåle and Anders Bærheim

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:380

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  6. Research article

    The transverse abdominal muscle is excessively active during active straight leg raising in pregnancy-related posterior pelvic girdle pain: an observational study

    Many studies suggest that impairment of motor control is the mechanical component of the pathogenesis of painful disorders in the lumbo-sacral region; however, this theory is still unproven and the results and...

    Jan M. A. Mens and Annelies Pool-Goudzwaard

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:372

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Predictive ability of the start back tool: an ancillary analysis of a low back pain trial from Danish general practice

    Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of contact with the primary healthcare sector. In some patients, symptoms quickly resolve, but others develop long-lasting pain and disability. To improve the care pathway...

    Allan Riis, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Cathrine Elgaard Jensen and Martin Bach Jensen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:360

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  8. Study protocol

    The preventive effect of the bounding exercise programme on hamstring injuries in amateur soccer players: the design of a randomized controlled trial

    Hamstring injuries are the most common muscle injury in amateur and professional soccer. Most hamstring injuries occur in the late swing phase, when the hamstring undergoes a stretch-shortening cycle and the h...

    S. Van de Hoef, B. M. A. Huisstede, M. S. Brink, N. de Vries, E. A. Goedhart and F. J. G. Backx

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:355

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Second opinion for degenerative spinal conditions: an option or a necessity? A prospective observational study

    Second opinions may improve quality of patient care. The primary objective of this study was to determine the concordance between first and second diagnoses and opinions regarding need for spinal surgery among...

    Mario Lenza, Rachelle Buchbinder, Margaret P. Staples, Oscar F.P. dos Santos, Reynaldo A. Brandt, Claudio L. Lottenberg, Miguel Cendoroglo and Mario Ferretti

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:354

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  10. Research article

    The effect of targeted treatment on people with patellofemoral pain: a pragmatic, randomised controlled feasibility study

    Targeted treatment, matched according to specific clinical criteria e.g. hip muscle weakness, may result in better outcomes for people with patellofemoral pain (PFP). However, to ensure the success of future t...

    Benjamin T. Drew, Philip G. Conaghan, Toby O. Smith, James Selfe and Anthony C. Redmond

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:338

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Preferences and motivation for weight loss among knee replacement patients: implications for a patient-centered weight loss intervention

    Most knee replacement patients are overweight/obese, yet are commonly excluded from evidence-based weight loss programs due to mobility limitations and barriers faced around the time of surgery. The purpose of...

    Christine A. Pellegrini, Gwendolyn Ledford, Sara A. Hoffman, Rowland W. Chang and Kenzie A. Cameron

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:327

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  12. Research article

    “Blue flags”, development of a short clinical questionnaire on work-related psychosocial risk factors - a validation study in primary care

    Working conditions substantially influence health, work ability and sick leave. Useful instruments to help clinicians pay attention to working conditions are lacking in primary care (PC). The aim of this study...

    Charlotte Post Sennehed, Gunvor Gard, Sara Holmberg, Kjerstin Stigmar, Malin Forsbrand and Birgitta Grahn

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:318

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  13. Research article

    The effects of therapeutic hip exercise with abdominal core activation on recruitment of the hip muscles

    Core stabilization has been utilized for rehabilitation and prevention of lower limb musculoskeletal injuries. Previous studies showed that activation of the abdominal core muscles enhanced the hip muscle acti...

    Mandy KY Chan, Ka Wai Chow, Alfred YS Lai, Noble KC Mak, Jason CH Sze and Sharon MH Tsang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:313

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA): a feasibility randomized controlled trial

    Inflammatory arthritis leads to work disability, absenteeism and presenteeism (i.e. at-work productivity loss) at high cost to individuals, employers and society. A trial of job retention vocational rehabilita...

    Alison Hammond, Rachel O’Brien, Sarah Woodbridge, Lucy Bradshaw, Yeliz Prior, Kate Radford, June Culley, Diane Whitham and Ruth Pulikottil-Jacob

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:315

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Glenohumeral and scapulothoracic strength impairments exists in patients with subacromial impingement, but these are not reflected in the shoulder pain and disability index

    Pain and loss of function are cardinal symptoms associated with Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS), while the presence and magnitude of deficits in strength and range of motion (ROM) are largely undescribe...

    M.B. Clausen, A. Witten, K. Holm, K.B. Christensen, M.L. Attrup, P. Hölmich and K. Thorborg

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:302

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  16. Study protocol

    Alfredson versus Silbernagel exercise therapy in chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a common overuse injury, usually requiring several months of rehabilitation. Exercise therapy of the ankle plantar flexors (i.e. tendon loading) is considered crucial d...

    Bas Habets, Robert E. H. van Cingel, Frank J. G. Backx and Bionka M. A. Huisstede

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:296

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  17. Study protocol

    The effectiveness of the use of a digital activity coaching system in addition to a two-week home-based exercise program in patients after total knee arthroplasty: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    There is consistent evidence that supervised programs are not superior to home-based programs after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), especially in patients without complications. Home-based exercise programs are...

    Karen E. M. Harmelink, A. V. C. M. Zeegers, Thijs M. Tönis, Wim Hullegie, Maria W. G Nijhuis-van der Sanden and J Bart Staal

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:290

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  18. Research article

    How clinicians analyze movement quality in patients with non-specific low back pain: a cross-sectional survey study with Dutch allied health care professionals

    Observation of movement quality (MQ) is an indelible element in the process of clinical reasoning for patients with non-specific low back pain (NS-LBP). However, the observation and evaluation of MQ in common ...

    Margriet van Dijk, Nienke Smorenburg, Bart Visser, Yvonne F. Heerkens and Maria W.G. Nijhuis-van der Sanden

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:288

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  19. Research article

    Measuring individual hierarchy of anxiety invoking sports related activities: development and validation of the Photographic Series of Sports Activities for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (PHOSA-ACLR)

    Fear of harm (FoH) after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) should be addressed in physical therapy as it hampers return to sports. However, there are no instruments assessing FoH specific for AC...

    Wim van Lankveld, Nicky van Melick, Bas Habets, Eefje Roelofsen, J. Bart Staal and Robert van Cingel

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:287

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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