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Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health

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. Brachial plexus lesions as a consequence of carrying a heavy backpack have been reported, but the typical clinical course and long-term consequences are not clear. Here we evaluated the clinical course and pat...

    Authors: Tuula Nylund, Ville M Mattila, Tapani Salmi, Harri K Pihlajamäki and Jyrki P Mäkelä

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:62

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW) is present in children older than 3 years of age still walking on their toes without signs of neurological, orthopaedic or psychiatric diseases. ITW has been estimated to occur in ...

    Authors: Raoul Engelbert, Jan Willem Gorter, Cuno Uiterwaal, Elise van de Putte and Paul Helders

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:61

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  3. Prolonged exposure to hand-transmitted vibration is associated with an increased occurrence of symptoms and signs of disorders in the vascular, neurological and osteoarticular systems of the upper limbs. Howev...

    Authors: Stefano Mattioli, Francesca Graziosi, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Giuseppe Barbieri, Sandra Bernardelli, Luciano Acquafresca, Francesco S Violante, Andrea Farioli and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:47

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Gender differences in the prevalence and occupational consequences of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are consistently found in epidemiological studies. The study investigated whether gender differences also ...

    Authors: Sturla Gjesdal, Espen Bratberg and John G Mæland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:37

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  5. Back pain is one of the UK's costliest and least understood health problems, whose prevalence still seems to be increasing. Educational interventions for general practitioners on back pain appear to have had l...

    Authors: Alan C Breen, Eloise Carr, Jennifer E Langworthy, Clive Osmond and Louise Worswick

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:28

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy are two professions at high risk of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMD). This investigation aimed to identify risk factors for WRMD as perceived by the health p...

    Authors: Leanne Passier and Steven McPhail

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:24

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Low back pain (LBP) is common among office workers and is the most common cause of work-related disability in people under 45 years of age. The aetiology of LBP is widely accepted to be multi-factorial. Progno...

    Authors: Prawit Janwantanakul, Praneet Pensri, Patriya Moolkay and Wiroj Jiamjarasrangsi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:23

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  8. Musculoskeletal hand pain is common in the general population. This study aims to investigate the inter- and intra-observer reliability of two trained observers conducting a simple clinical interview and physi...

    Authors: Helen L Myers, Elaine Thomas, Elaine M Hay and Krysia S Dziedzic

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:3

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Osteoporosis is associated with changes in balance and physical performance and has psychosocial consequences which increase the risk of falling. Most falls occur during walking; therefore an efficient obstacl...

    Authors: Ellen Smulders, Wim van Lankveld, Roland Laan, Jacques Duysens and Vivian Weerdesteyn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:1

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  10. Our objective was to explore outcome and clinical changes in hand function, satisfaction in daily occupations, sleep disturbances, health and quality of life in consecutive patients after a severe or major han...

    Authors: Ragnhild I Cederlund, Eva Ramel, Hans-Eric Rosberg and Lars B Dahlin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:286

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The aim of this non-randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) program as compared to a Stabilization Exercise (SE) program in subjects with persistent...

    Authors: Francesca Bonetti, Stefania Curti, Stefano Mattioli, Raffaele Mugnai, Carla Vanti, Francesco S Violante and Paolo Pillastrini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:285

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  12. Previous work has shown an association between restricted wrist range of motion (ROM) and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in computer users. We compared the prevalence of MRI-identified wrist abnorma...

    Authors: Ronald A Burgess, William F Pavlosky and R Terry Thompson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:273

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) often present strong exercise intolerance and muscle weakness. However, the role of exercise training in this disease has not been investigated.

    Authors: Clarissa Omori, Danilo ML Prado, Bruno Gualano, Adriana ME Sallum, Ana L Sá-Pinto, Hamilton Roschel, Maria B Perondi and Clovis AA Silva

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:270

    Content type: Research article

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