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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

    Musculoskeletal disorders are a major health problem resulting in negative effects on wellbeing and substantial costs to society. Work participation is associated with positive benefits for both mental and phy...

    Authors: Nathan Hutting, Wiebke Oswald, J Bart Staal, Josephine A Engels, Elvira Nouwens, Maria WG Nijhuis van-der Sanden and Yvonne F Heerkens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:196

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    There are varieties of self-assessment questionnaire used for the evaluation of pain, functional disability, and health related quality of life in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The present study i...

    Authors: Ahmad H. Alghadir, Einas S. Al-Eisa and Shahnawaz Anwer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:190

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    Osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (1st MTPJ OA) is a common and disabling condition commonly managed with footwear and orthotic interventions. The objective of this study was to identify fa...

    Authors: Hylton B. Menz, Maria Auhl, Jade M. Tan, Pazit Levinger, Edward Roddy and Shannon E. Munteanu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:185

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    Manual handling operations (MHO) are known to be risk factors for work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), e.g. symptoms and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. To estimate the risk of WRULDs, a Key ...

    Authors: Andre Klussmann, Falk Liebers, Hansjürgen Gebhardt, Monika A. Rieger, Ute Latza and Ulf Steinberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:184

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is considered one of the commonest forms of knee pain. This study aimed to identify how physiotherapists in the United Kingdom (UK) currently manage patellofemoral pain (PFP), particu...

    Authors: Benjamin E. Smith, Paul Hendrick, Marcus Bateman, Fiona Moffatt, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, James Selfe, Toby O. Smith and Pip Logan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:181

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is an increasingly common condition worldwide with significant costs associated with its management. Identification of musculoskeletal risk factors that can be treated clinically before the...

    Authors: Sean G Sadler, Martin J Spink, Alan Ho, Xanne Janse De Jonge and Vivienne H Chuter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:179

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study was performed to determine if the effectiveness of patellofemoral bracing as a treatment for patellofemoral osteoarthritis is influenced by patellofemoral joint alignment and trochlear morphology. W...

    Authors: Xi Zhang, Jillian P. Eyles, Joanna Makovey, Matthew J. Williams and David J. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:168

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been associated with altered trunk muscle responses as well as increased muscle fatigability. CLBP patients and fatigued healthy subjects could experience similar neuromuscular...

    Authors: Júlia Jubany, Lieven Danneels and Rosa Angulo-Barroso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:161

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite the wide use of the neck disability index (NDI) for assessing disability in patients with neck pain, the NDI has not yet been translated and validated in Urdu. The first purpose of the present study wa...

    Authors: Muhammad Nazim Farooq, Mohammad A. Mohseni-Bandpei, Syed Amir Gilani and Ambreen Hafeez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:149

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Neck pain is frequent among military helicopter pilots and crew-members, and pain may influence individual health and work performance. The aim of this study was to examine if an exercise intervention could re...

    Authors: Mike Murray, Britt Lange, Bo Riebeling Nørnberg, Karen Søgaard and Gisela Sjøgaard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:147

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was twofold: (i) to assess the intrarater reliability of coracohumeral distance; (ii) to investigate the level of association between coracohumeral distance measured by ultrasonography, a...

    Authors: S. Navarro-Ledesma, F. Struyf, M. T. Labajos-Manzanares, M. Fernandez-Sanchez and A. Luque-Suarez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:136

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Among the working population, non-specific low-back pain and neck pain are one of the most common reasons for sickness absenteeism. The aim was to evaluate the effects of an early intervention of yoga - compar...

    Authors: Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Gunnar Bergström, Irene Jensen, Jan Hagberg and Lydia Kwak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:132

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Wireless, wearable, inertial motion sensor technology introduces new possibilities for monitoring spinal motion and pain in people during their daily activities of work, rest and play. There are many types of ...

    Authors: Hanne Leirbekk Mjøsund, Eleanor Boyle, Per Kjaer, Rune Mygind Mieritz, Tue Skallgård and Peter Kent

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:124

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is a common and generally effective procedure performed mainly due to advanced osteoarthritis, pain, physical disability and reduced quality of life. However, approximately 20% of...

    Authors: Sara Birch, Maiken Stilling, Inger Mechlenburg and Torben Bæk Hansen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:116

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Chronic pain and fatigue improves by exercise in fibromyalgia (FM) but underlying mechanisms are not known. Obesity is increased among FM patients and associates with higher levels of pain. Symptom improvement...

    Authors: Jan L. Bjersing, Anette Larsson, Annie Palstam, Malin Ernberg, Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Monika Löfgren, Björn Gerdle, Eva Kosek and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:106

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Partial or complete immobilization leads to different adjustment processes like higher risk of muscle atrophy or a decrease of general performance. The present study is designed to prove efficacy of the anti-g...

    Authors: Ralf Henkelmann, Sebastian Schneider, Daniel Müller, Ralf Gahr, Christoph Josten and Jörg Böhme

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:104

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Recently, we determined that in a rigorously monitored environment an intensive diet-induced weight loss of 10% combined with exercise was significantly more effective at reducing pain in men and women with sy...

    Authors: Stephen P. Messier, Leigh F. Callahan, Daniel P. Beavers, Kate Queen, Shannon L. Mihalko, Gary D. Miller, Elena Losina, Jeffrey N. Katz, Richard F. Loeser, Sara A. Quandt, Paul DeVita, David J. Hunter, Mary F. Lyles, Jovita Newman, Betsy Hackney and Joanne M. Jordan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:91

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Patients with back and neck pain are often seen in primary care and it is important to provide them with tailored interventions based on risk stratification/triage. The STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT) is a wid...

    Authors: Malin Forsbrand, Birgitta Grahn, Jonathan C. Hill, Ingemar F. Petersson, Charlotte Post Sennehed and Kjerstin Stigmar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:89

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) may be characterized by pain and restricted jaw movements. In the absence of somatic factors in the temporomandibular joint, mainly myogenous, psychobiological, and psychosoci...

    Authors: Robert J. van Grootel, Rob Buchner, Daniël Wismeijer and Hilbert W. van der Glas

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:76

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Work-related injuries of the shoulder complex represent a challenge for clinicians because of the large variety of clinical entities involved and the broad anatomic structures that can be affected. Furthermore...

    Authors: Igor Setuain, Miriam Gonzalez-Izal, Ainara Paularena, Jose Luis Luque, Lars L. Andersen and Mikel Izquierdo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:70

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