In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a sytematic review exploring the incidence and risk factors for falls in people with rheumatoid arthritis.[read the full story...]
Does massage improve pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions?
In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a review, which examined whether as a stand alone treatment massage therapy had a beneficial effect on pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions.[read the full story...]
Subacromial impingement syndrome effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy
Some of our Elf friends who are regular swimmers have been suffering from sore shoulders. One of them has been diagnosed as having subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a best evidence review on SIS effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy.[read the full story...]
The effect of lifting during work on Low Back Pain
In this blog, Abiodun Adefolarin takes a look at a meta-analysis of observational studies, which is a health impact assessment of the effect of lifting on low back pain.[read the full story...]
Exercise type and dose on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis
In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a recent systematic review examining the best type of exercise for reducing pain and improving knee function in knee osteoarthritis.[read the full story...]
Effects of pilates exercise programmes for chronic low back pain
In her debut blog, Jacquelyn Ryan asks if Pilates exercise programmes help chronic low back pain. Jacquelyn considers a new systematic review, which examined the literature to determine the effectiveness of Pilates exercises on pain and disability on chronic low back pain.[read the full story...]
Which eccentric exercises are most effective for pain and function in chronic mid-portion achilles tendinopathy?
In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a systematic review examining eccentric exercise for chronic mid portion achilles tendinopathy on pain and function.[read the full story...]
Which type of exercise is best for adults with chronic low back pain?
In this blog we consider a systematic review looking at which type of exercise is best for reducing low back pain in adults.[read the full story...]
Non-pharmacological interventions for preventing job loss in workers with Inflammatory Arthritis
In her first blog for the Musculoskeletal Elf, Abiodun Adefolarin discusses a recent Cochrane review that assesses non-pharmacological interventions for helping workers with inflammatory arthritis stay at work.[read the full story...]
Effectiveness of dry needling Myofascial Trigger Points for neck and shoulder pain
In her debut blog, Catherine McRitchie considers a systematic review and a meta analysis, which examines the effectiveness of dry needling Myofascial Trigger Points for neck and shoulder pain.[read the full story...]