This week: Physiotherapy in Chronic Hip Osteoarthritis and Whiplash
Sara Guilcher and Amol want you to:
1. Recognize that 2 high quality randomized controlled trials showed that a comprehensive physiotherapy intervention did not reduce pain or improve function in chronic hip osteoarthritis or whiplash.
2. Appreciate that although the role of physiotherapy in acute pain is well established, it’s role in chronic pain remains unclear.
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Michaleff ZA, Maher CG, et al. Comprehensive physiotherapy exercise programme or advice for chronic whiplash (PROMISE): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2014 Jul 12;384(9938):133-41. (PubMed).
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