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Systematic review found that pain neurophysiology education may reduce pain and psychological distress in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal pain is prevalent, disabling and associated with high socioeconomic costs. In the 2000’s there was a paradigm shift in using education to treat musculoskeletal pain. Traditional education strategies focused on anatomy, biomechanics and the …

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Systematic review found that providing group-based pelvic floor muscle training for all women during pregnancy is more efficient than individual training

Pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence are common after pregnancy and childbirth. In the first 3 months after childbirth about one in three women have urinary incontinence and up to one in ten have faecal incontinence. …

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Systematic review found passive physical treatments for low back pain were most likely to help people who were younger with higher disability and lower psychological distress and psychological treatments were more likely to help those with severe disability

Proven treatments for low back pain only provide modest overall benefits. Matching people to treatments that are likely to be most effective for them may improve clinical outcomes and makes better use of healthcare resources. …

Read moreSystematic review found passive physical treatments for low back pain were most likely to help people who were younger with higher disability and lower psychological distress and psychological treatments were more likely to help those with severe disability

Systematic review found that aerobic exercise promotes smoking cessation in adults in the short term

Smokers tend to have unhealthy habits, including being physically inactive. The combination of smoking and physical inactivity increases the risk of developing chronic diseases. Aerobic exercise may assist smokers to quit. This systematic review aimed …

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Systematic review found that exercise therapy delivered using advanced telehealth technology may improve exercise capacity, dyspnoea and quality of life in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major cause of disability and mortality worldwide. There is level 1 evidence that exercise-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise capacity, dyspnoea and quality of life. Telecommunication technology can be used …

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Infographic for systematic review that found that electromechanical- or robot-assisted training increases the likelihood of independent walking after stroke

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Mehrholz et al. The review concluded that electromechanical- or robot-assisted training increases the likelihood of independent walking after stroke. Some suggestions for providing electromechanical- or robot-assisted training …

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Systematic review found that electromechanical- or robot-assisted training increases the likelihood of independent walking after stroke

Improving walking is one of the main goals of rehabilitation after stroke. Electromechanical or robotic devices allow people with stroke with impaired walking to participate in intensive, high repetition, walking practice. This systematic review aimed …

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Infographic for systematic review that found Tai Chi probably improves physical and mental health in people with knee osteoarthritis

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Hu et al. The review concluded that Tai Chi can improve physical and mental health in people with knee osteoarthritis. Some suggestions for providing Tai Chi for …

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Systematic review found that Tai Chi probably improves physical and mental health in people with knee osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a common and disabling condition. Previous reviews of Tai Chi for knee osteoarthritis have focused on physical health outcomes. This systematic review aimed to estimate the effects of Tai Chi compared to …

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Infographic for systematic review that found pulmonary rehabilitation can improve functional capacity and quality of life in people with pneumoconiosis

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Zhao et al. The review concluded that pulmonary rehabilitation can improve functional capacity and quality of life in people with pneumoconiosis. Some suggestions for providing pulmonary rehabilitation …

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