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Abstract Background Previous research suggests that multisensory body illusions that alter the conscious bodily experience can modulate pain in osteoarthritis, which may be a result of modifying cortical misrepresentations of the painful body part. However, the longevity and underlying mechanisms of such illusion-induced analgesia is unknown. Objectives This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of body illusions, specifically examining the longevity of pain relief and effects on ...
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#1E.J. de Raaij (VU: VU University Amsterdam)
#2Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 47
Last.Harriët WittinkH-Index: 25
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Abstract Introduction Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is a burden to patients and to society. In addition to well-known prognostic factors, illness perceptions (IPs) may be associated with pain intensity and physical functioning in MSP but their role is not fully understood. Our research focused on these questions: 1) Do IPs differ between patients with acute, sub-acute and persistent MSP 2) Are IPs, in addition to well-known prognostic factors, associated with pain intensity and with limitations in ...
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#1Harry von Piekartz (American Physical Therapy Association)H-Index: 6
#2Charlotte Rösner (American Physical Therapy Association)
Last.Nicolaus Ballenberger (American Physical Therapy Association)
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Abstract Purpose Bruxism is highly prevalent and defined as abnormal habitual mouth activity including clenching of the teeth and increased jaw muscle activity. The association between bruxism and temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is debated, in particular the association between cervical spine impairments, bruxism, and TMD. Hence the purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between bruxism, TMD, and cervical spine impairments. Methods This observational study categorized 55 fema...
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Abstract Background Despite ongoing debate in the literature regarding their efficacy, corticosteroid injections remain a common treatment intervention for physiotherapists to consider for patients with subacromial pain. Very little is known about what factors and how clinician's experiences inform decision making in this area. Objectives To investigate the experiences and decision making of physiotherapists in relation to the use of corticosteroid injections for subacromial pain. Design A quali...
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Abstract Study design A secondary analysis of a systematic review. Background Manipulations or mobilizations are commonly used interventions in patients with mechanical neck pain. The treatment effects have often been studied in randomized controlled trials (RCT) which are generally considered the gold standard in evaluating the treatment effects, mainly due to its high internal validity. External validity is defined as the extent to which the effects can be generalised to clinical practice. An ...
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Abstract Background Conservative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) often includes wrist orthosis. However, there is no consensus on whether commercial or custom-made wrist orthosis is better for the treatment. Purpose To assess feasibility of a study comparing nocturnal use of commercial versus custom-made wrist orthosis in the treatment of mild/moderate CTS and estimate their potential effects on function and symptoms. Study design Randomized clinical trial. Methods Twenty-four individ...
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Abstract Background As many patients referred to orthopaedic and rheumatology services do not require medical or surgical interventions, advanced practice physiotherapists (APPs) have been introduced into hospital services to triage the care of these patients. Patient perspectives are critical to review the acceptance of this model of care and potential for expansion into primary care. This study aimed to explore the clinical journeys, and the experiences and perceptions of patients attending AP...
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Abstract Background Lumbar muscle dysfunction is commonly implicated in low back pain (LBP). Shear-wave elastography (SWE) uses ultrasound technology to quantify absolute soft tissue stiffness (shear modulus), thereby allowing for estimation of individual muscle contraction and function. Objectives To compare resting and contracted stiffness of lumbar spine musculature in individuals with and without LBP using SWE. A secondary aim was to explore for relationships between common self-report and p...
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Abstract Background Assessment of low back pain (LBP) includes segmental motion tests. Although often used in clinical practice, the validity, inter- and intra-rater reliability of such tests in individuals with LBP are not universally accepted, making it difficult to interpret findings in clinical practice. Objective The purposes of this study were to determine the validity and reliability of segmental motion tests for patients with LBP and to give reasoned recommendations for their use in prac...
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