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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:290

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:288

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:287

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Flight related low back pain (LBP) among helicopter pilots is frequent and may influence flight performance. Prolonged confined sitting during flights seems to weaken lumbar trunk (LT) muscles with associated ...

    Authors: Knut Andersen, Roald Baardsen, Ingvild Dalen and Jan Petter Larsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:269

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire (DASH) is a valid and reliable patient-reported outcome measure (PROM). It was designed to measure physical disability and symptoms in patients wit...

    Authors: Tarjei Rysstad, Yngve Røe, Benjamin Haldorsen, Ida Svege and Liv Inger Strand

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:248

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is the most common reported musculoskeletal disorder, with large prevalence numbers and high costs. Focus on early identification of patients at risk of developing chronic LBP has increased...

    Authors: Hilde Stendal Robinson and Hanne Dagfinrud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:232

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Arthritis gloves are regularly provided as part of the management of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and undifferentiated (early) inflammatory arthritis (IA). Usually made of nylon and elastane (i.e. Lycra®

    Authors: Yeliz Prior, Chris Sutton, Sarah Cotterill, Jo Adams, Elizabeth Camacho, Nazina Arafin, Jill Firth, Terence O’Neill, Yvonne Hough, Wendy Jones and Alison Hammond

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:224

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic tendinopathy is a significant problem particularly in active populations limiting sporting and occupational performance. The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy in some sports is near 50% and the incid...

    Authors: Robert M. Barker-Davies, Alastair Nicol, I. McCurdie, James Watson, Polly Baker, Patrick Wheeler, Daniel Fong, Mark Lewis and Alexander N. Bennett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:204

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent and costly disorders worldwide. To reduce its burden in the Netherlands, implementation of a multidisciplinary guideline for LBP was supported by a multifaceted...

    Authors: Arnela Suman, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Jiman Bamarni, Maurits W. van Tulder and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:200

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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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