Physiotherapists may improve management of knee osteoarthritis through greater psychosocial focus, being proactive with advice, and offering longer-term reviews: a qualitative study

Publication date: Available online 6 October 2020Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Pek Ling Teo, Kim L Bennell, Belinda J Lawford, Thorlene Egerton, Krysia S Dziedzic, Rana S Hinman
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

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Conclusion: It appears that the knee OA pain and disability can be decreased after a dual-frequency LLLT applied to acupoints (SP9, SP10, and EX-LE2). The clinical efficacy of LLLT is highly related to the therapeutic settings of the laser apparatus; hence, more clinical trials with diffident parameter settings are needed to be further clarified. PMID: 33029170 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conditions:   Osteoarthritis;   Overweight and Obesity Intervention:   Other: Online training program in weight management for osteoarthritis Sponsors:   University of Melbourne;   National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The self-management of osteoarthritis (OA) and low back pain (LBP) through activity and skills (SOLAS) theory-driven group-based complex intervention was developed primarily for the evaluation of its acceptabi...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Abstract Psychosocial health may influence the outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We investigated the hypothesis that multimodal therapy influences the quality of life and function in patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Secondly, in patients who then proceed to have TKA post-multimodal therapy, does the response to the multimodal therapy influence the overall functional outcome of surgery? Patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee were enrolled in the study and prospectively followed-up. A total of 526 patients were enrolled and available for the study. All participants we...
Source: The Orthopedic Clinics of North America - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Orthop Clin North Am Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Foam rolling is a self-applied massage using a foam roller that has gained popularity for treatment of muscle soreness. However, its efficacy for improving hip pain in patients with hip osteoarthritis remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of foam rolling on hip pain in patients with hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: In this retrospective propensity-matched cohort study, medical records of outpatients between January 2017 and March 2019 were reviewed. Of these, 115 patients with hip osteoarthritis were divided into foam rolling or non-foam rolling groups based on home exer...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the impact of aerobic exercise on functional limitation, exercise tolerance, and performance tests in postmenopausal women with knee OA. METHODS: A total of 50 women (aged between 48-78) with grade 2-3 knee OA according to the Kellgren-Lawrence radiographic scale were enrolled. OA-specific physical performance tests (40 m Fast-Paced Walk Test (40mFPWT), 30 s Chair Stand Test (30sCST), Stair Climb Test (9-step SCT)), six-minute walk test (6MWT), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were performed. Fifty patients we...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Provision of a natural scaffold, good quality cells, and growth factors in order to facilitate the replacement of the complete osteochondral unit with matching talar curvature for large medial primary and secondary osteochondral defects of the talus. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic primary and secondary medial osteochondral defects of the talus not responding to conservative treatment; anterior-posterior or medial-lateral diameter>10 mm on computed tomography (CT); closed distal tibial physis in young patients. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Tibiotalar osteoarthritis grade III; multiple o...
Source: Operative Orthopadie und Traumatologie - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Oper Orthop Traumatol Source Type: research
Chronic/persistent pain management is not sexy. No-one gets a magic cure. Lives are not saved – at least not in a way that mortality statistics show. Chronic pain management is under-funded. And now: buried in a list of other proposed service cuts in the local health board’s plan to save millions of dollars, is a proposal to “save” $650,000 from the pain clinic. You’ll note also reductions in community services, GP support for vulnerable, and healthy lifestyles programmes. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/122558278/hundreds-of-staff-nurses-and-services-may-be-axed-at-canterbury-d...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Interdisciplinary teams News Pain conditions Research Science in practice Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: We hypothesized that there was no significant difference between the 2 groups in terms of postoperative outcomes. Trial registration: Our study was registered in Research Registry (researchregistry5828).
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 August 2020Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Armaghan Dabbagh, Joy C MacDermid
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
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