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Tai chi improves health related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions


How effective is Tai Chi on quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions? This mind-body exercise is often used by people with musculoskeletal conditions as part of a self-management strategy.

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Models of care for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures

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Saturday 20 October is World Osteoporosis day raising awareness about osteoporosis and fragile bones. In a previous blog The Musculoskeletal Elf discussed Best risk assessment advice for people with fragility fractures. However, despite the availability of effective treatments it appears that the majority of people presenting with a minimal trauma fracture (also known as ‘osteoporotic’, [read the full story…]

Are non-pharmacological interventions effective in the management of work disability in rheumatic conditions?

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In recent years workforce participation among individuals with rheumatic diseases has received considerable research attention, particularly with an ageing population who will be expected to stay at work longer. Therefore, a review by Gignac et al (2012) in Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology on the effectiveness of a range of non-pharmacological interventions in managing work [read the full story…]

Best risk assessment advice for people at risk of fragility fractures

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This week sees the inaugural global congress in Berlin of the Fragility Fractures Network – a Global Network to Improve Fragility Fracture Management and Prevention. Osteoporosis is a condition resulting in an increased risk of skeletal fractures due to a reduction in the density of bone tissue.  The risk of osteoporosis starts to increase in [read the full story…]

Health Literacy in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Disease


I was catching up with a colleague at a conference last week and was very interested to hear that she is involved in a project about Health Literacy and musculoskeletal conditions. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make [read the full story…]