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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

    Treatment for patients with chronic low-back pain (LBP) is a public health issue. Intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) have shown an analgesic effect on LBP in two previous randomized control...

    Authors: Mélanie Cogné, Hervé Petit, Alexandre Creuzé, Dominique Liguoro and Mathieu de Seze

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:454

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    Emergence of more autonomous roles for physiotherapists warrants more evidence regarding their diagnostic capabilities. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate diagnostic and surgical triage concordance between a phys...

    Authors: S. Décary, M. Fallaha, B. Pelletier, P. Frémont, J. Martel-Pelletier, J.-P. Pelletier, D. E. Feldman, M.-P. Sylvestre, P.-A. Vendittoli and F. Desmeules

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:445

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    The promotion of physical activity is a major field in rehabilitation and health promotion but evidence is lacking on what method or strategy works best. Ensuing from this research gap, the present study compa...

    Authors: Andrea Schaller, Katja Petrowski, Timo-Kolja Pfoertner and Ingo Froboese

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:431

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:407

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:400

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:395

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:384

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:380

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Jan M. A. Mens and Annelies Pool-Goudzwaard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:372

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:360

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:355

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:354

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:338

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There is a demand for a flexible and individually tailored patient education to meet patients’ specific needs and priorities, but this area has seldom been studied in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA), a f...

    Authors: Emma Haglund, Ann Bremander, Stefan Bergman and Ingrid Larsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:335

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:327

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:318

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:313

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:315

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:302

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:296

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