National Elf Service now covers dentistry and musculoskeletal


Today we’ve added hundreds of dentistry & musculoskeletal health blogs to our website, which now contains over 3,000 evidence-based summaries of research. Welcome to the Dental Elf and the Musculoskeletal Elf!

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Intermediate Care pathways for musculoskeletal conditions – are they working?


In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a systematic review examining musculoskeletal Intermediate Care pathways to evaluate their effectiveness, outcomes and identify gaps in evidence.

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Musculoskeletal physiotherapists' views and use of psychological interventions


In her first guest blog, Larissa Kempenar, lecturer in physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses a systematic review of musculoskeletal physiotherapists’ perceptions and use of psychological interventions. The review also examined how skilled physiotherapists felt to use these interventions within their practice.

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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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The burden of musculoskeletal disorders

Reviewing the burden of musculoskeletal disorders

This blog is a review of the global and regional prevalence, disability and overall burden and costs for common musculoskeletal disorders including low back and neck pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other conditions.

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Are you making the most of your National Elf Service?

The Lifestyle Elf

It’s not all about the Mental Elf you know. There are lots of other elves who spend every waking hour scurrying around to find reliable evidence to help you. There are now seven magnificent elf websites and one more due to launch very soon.  Here’s a quick run down of my brothers and sisters in [read the full story…]