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Physiotherapists’ views and experiences of assessing psychosocial factors in chronic low back pain: An opportunity to re-focus our clinical and educational priorities?

Psychosocial (PS) factors play an important role in the development and subsequent recovery of individuals suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP) (O’Sullivan, 2011; Hayden et al, 2009, Wand and […]


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The reciprocal associations between catastrophizing and pain outcomes in patients being treated for neuropathic pain: a cross-lagged panel analysis study

Improvements in catastrophic thinking early in chronic neuropathic pain treatments predict later decreases in pain severity and inversely, early improvements in pain severity predict later decreases in catastrophic thinking   […]


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Time to change how we assess and manage shoulder pain

Over the past 12 months, key papers have emerged that change the way we manage shoulder pain. Two landmark randomised controlled trials in the United Kingdom and Finland have found no difference […]


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Lumbar spine fusion: what is the evidence?

Ian Harris is an orthopaedic surgeon and academic based in Sydney. His work examines the true effectiveness of surgery as opposed to the perceived effectiveness. He is author of the […]


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Achilles tendinopathy: More than just an issue in the tissue!

Seán Mc Auliffe is a clinical research physiotherapist at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine hospital in Qatar. He completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Limerick, Ireland, under […]