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Does smoking predispose to rotator cuff pathology and shoulder dysfunction?

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In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a systematic review, which explores the link between smoking and rotator cuff pathology and shoulder dysfunction.

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What is the best management approach for patellofemoral pain?

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In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a mixed methods study, which combined findings from high-quality systematic reviews with clinical reasoning from international clinical experts to produce a best practice guide for clinicians managing patients with patellofemoral pain.

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Fear-avoidance beliefs in low back pain

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In his debut blog, Ian Stevens discusses a systematic review, conducted to assess the influence of fear-avoidance beliefs on the outcome of various treatments in RCTs in patients with low back pain.

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Salicylate-containing rubefacients for musculoskeletal pain in adults

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Should you use or prescribe rubefacients (creams and lotions that irritate the skin) to relieve musculoskeletal pain? We report on a new Cochrane systematic review that focuses on salicylate-containing rubefacients for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

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CBT based strategies, physiotherapy and low back pain

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Can CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) based treatment strategies be delivered by physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals? Heather Gray reports on a systematic review.

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