Physiotherapeutic management of a patient with spinal schwannoma: a case report

Tumors are generally considered as red flags to manual therapy. The purpose of this report is to describe the clinical course of a patient diagnosed with spinal Schwannoma at L2-L3 level, who was referred to physiotherapy (PT) for the treatment of low back pain radiating to the left lower limb.
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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Once you begin to dip your toes into psychological therapies, it doesn’t take long before you begin to see TLAs all over the place. So today I’m going to post on two things: some of the TLAs, and why or how we might consider using these approaches in pain rehabilitation. The first one is CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy. CBT grew out of two movements: behaviour therapy (Skinner and the pigeons, rats and all that behaviour modification stuff), and cognitive therapy (Ellis and Beck and the “cognitive triad” – more on this later). When the two approaches to therapy are combined, we have c...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ACT - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Clinical reasoning Cognitive behavioral therapy Coping strategies Interdisciplinary teams Occupational therapy Physiotherapy Professional topics Psychology Research Science in practice Source Type: blogs
Today’s post is another one where there’s very little to guide my thinking… Have you ever wondered why we read so much research looking at the characteristics of the people who look for help with their pain – yet not nearly as much about us, the people who do the helping? There are studies about us – thanks Ben – and others! (Darlow, Dowell, Baxter, Mathieson, Perr &Dean, 2013; Farin, Gramm &Schmidt, 2013; Parsons, Harding, Breen, Foster, Pincus, Vogel &Underwood, 2007). We know some things are helpful for people with pain: things like listening capabilities (Matthias, Ba...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Coping strategies Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice attitudes beliefs communication nocebo Source Type: blogs
Routine imaging for non-specific low back pain is advised against in guidelines yet imaging continues to occur. Patient and public beliefs regarding imaging may be a driving factor contributing to this.
Source: Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAvailable data suggest that the information needs of people with low back pain are centred around their desire for a diagnosis, potentially contributing to expectations for and overuse of imaging. People with low back pain expressed a strong desire for clear, consistent and personalised information on prognosis, treatment options and self-management strategies, related to healthcare and occupational issues. To correct unhelpful beliefs and optimise delivery of evidence-based therapy, patient and healthcare professional education (potentially by an integrated public health approach) may be warranted.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
This is a long…… readooops, sorry, not. Low back pain is, we know, the greatest contributor to days lived with disability (Rice, Smith &Blyth, 2016). And no-one anywhere in the world has found a good mix of services to reduce the number of days lived with disability as a result of this problem. And yet billions of dollars are used to fund research into the many contributors to a shift from acute low back pain to ongoing disability associated with low back pain. At the same time, treatments that directly target disability, rather than pain (a target considered the most important outcome by Sullivan a...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Low back pain Pain conditions Research Science in practice health funding health systems models of care Source Type: blogs
Authors: Alayat MSM, Alshehri MA, Shousha TM, Abdelgalil AA, Al-Attar WS, Alhasan H, Khayyat OK Abstract BACKGROUND: Spinal disorders are common health problems which include wide categories of diseases that affect the spinal soft tissues, joints and bone. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of high intensity laser therapy (HILT) on pain and function in patients with spinal disorders. METHODS: Six databases were searched up to the end of February 2018 including PubMed, MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Physiotherapy Evidence Dat...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusion. More pain sites, higher psychological distress, or lower work ability showed higher disability, more pain, and lower quality of life in patients with LBP. Only improvement in work ability was consistently related to successful outcomes. Level of Evidence: 2
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
This study investigated the effect of the E-SOLAS training program on relevant outcomes of effective training and implementation. Methods: Thirteen physiotherapists from across Ireland were trained via E-SOLAS by using mixed methods, and seven physiotherapists progressed to implementation of the 6-week group-based SOLAS intervention. The effectiveness of E-SOLAS was evaluated using the Kirkpatrick model at the levels of reaction (physiotherapist engagement and satisfaction with E-SOLAS training methods and content), learning (pre- to posttraining changes in physiotherapists’ confidence and knowledge in delivering SOL...
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Farmers are faced with seasonal demands and geographical constraints, which lead them to push through the pain or do less when experiencing an episode of low back pain. In addition, farmers identified many barriers to accessing health care services that caused them to develop self-management techniques to cope or to go without care. This study provides the groundwork for future research addressing the unique occupational demands of farmers. Knowledge of farmers' experiences with chronic LBDs and their challenges regarding health care access can help inform health care providers and decision makers and contribu...
Source: Physiotherapy Canada - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Can Source Type: research
(i) examine the feasibility and acceptability of a peer support intervention (PALS) to facilitate self-management in community dwelling older adults with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP), and (ii) examine the feasibility of study methods in order to inform the design of a future randomised controlled trial.
Source: Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
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