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  • Is Trancutaneous Nerve Stimulation effective in Relieving pain in Acute Soft Tissue Injuries in Adults?
  • What is the outcome for patients with fibromyalgia receiving cognitive-behavioural therapy?
  • Is acupuncture an effective method of reducing pain in outpatient physiotherapy attendees with acute soft tissue injuries or fractures, compared to usual physiotherapy?
  • In adults and children with musculoskeletal pain is Hydrotherapy/Aquatic Therapy as clinically & cost effective as land based Physiotherapy in terms of pain & function?
  • In adults with chronic low back pain are core stability exercises more effective in improving function and decreasing pain compared to a general exercise program?
  • Is multidisciplinary management of chronic low back pain more effective in terms of reducing pain, improving function and increasing return to work compared with unidisciplinary treatment?
  • In adults with Coccydynia is physiotherapy more effective in reducing pain than usual care?
  • In adults with neural leg pain, is a caudal epidural as effective as physiotherapy in reducing pain return to work and function
  • In patients with arthroscopic cuff repair, does early mobilisation improve pain and functional outcomes?
  • In adults with chronic coccydynia, is the intervention of corticosteroid injection with or without internal coccyx manipulation more effective in reducing coccyx pain than usual care?
  • In adults with neural leg pain (sciatica), is a cauda epidural as effective as physiotherapy in reducing pain, return to work and restoring function?
  • In adults with Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy (Tennis Elbow) does the treatment of Low Level Laser Therapy improve pain and function when compared to usual physiotherapy care?
  • In patients presenting with acute or chronic tendinopathies, what is the incidence of harm for those receiving steroid injections compared to those receiving usual care?
  • In an adult population is a corticosteroid injection a safe and effective treatment for tennis elbow compared to usual care.
  • In adults with chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) are eccentric exercises more effective in reducing pain and improving function than concentric exercises?
  • Does the addition of an isokinetic speed programme improve outcomes in patients receiving a unilateral primary Achilles tendon repair?
  • In the adult population, is eccentric or concentric exercise more effective for the return of function in Subacute or chronic Achilles tendonopathies?
  • In adult humans with plantar fasciitis does a sustained stretch of the calf muscles or triceps surae have an beneficial effect on pain, range of movement and return to normal daily activity?
  • In adults on bed rest with a foot drop due to traumatic spinal cord injury does a timed application of a Passive Ankle - Foot Orthosis (PAFO) prevent adaptive shortening of gastrocnemius in comparison to daily passive stretching undertaken by a healthcare professional?
  • Following Anterior Talo-Fibular Ligament (ATFL) reconstruction in adult humans, does the use of an air-cast splint post op have any beneficial effect on pain, range and activities of daily living (ADL)?
  • In adults with plantar fasciitis, does the use of a barefoot science foot orthoses compared with other foot orthoses improve pain and adherence?
  • In patients with non-operatively (conservatively) managed tendo-achilles (TA) ruptures, is accelerated rehabilitation superior to routine rehabilitation for reducing pain and return to function time, without increasing adverse events of tendon lengthening and re-rupture rates? 
  • In patients over the age of 40 with plantarfasciopathy, is wearing a night splint nightly for 3 months effective in reducing pain when compared to exercise thearpy? 
  • Examine the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes in primary flexor tendon repairs following surgical reconstruction at 12 weeks and 12 months in terms of pain, disability, function and return to work.
  • Is day or night time splinting more effective than usual care in improving pain, function and reducing sensory disturbance in adults with Carpal Tunnel symptoms?
  • Is hand therapy more effective than usual care in maintaining function and improving coping in adults with hand arthiritis?
  • In adults with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome who have had an injection, is immediate post-injection immobilisation splinting more effective than no splinting for symptoms of pins and needles, pain and function?
  • Is splinting more clinically effective and cost effective in decreasing pain and improving function in adults with DeQuervains syndrome than usual care?
  • Does exercise or splinting in the treatment of trigger finger reduce pain, improve range of movement, grip strength, function and return to work when compared with usual care?
  • Is a clinically guided steroid injection as effective in terms of pain relief and improved function as an ultrasound guided injection for patient with first CMC joint osteoarthritis (OA)
  • In an adult population post wrist fracture, is an exercise rehabilitation programme more effective than self-management or no intervention in reducing pain and restoring function? 
  • In adults with trigger thumb/finger does splinting improve outcomes for pain and function compared to usual care? 
  • In adults with chronic DeQuervains tenosynovitis does exercise reduce pain and improve function more than usual care? 
  • Does the relative motion regime (including the use of a York splint) provide improved outcomes (finger ROM, strength, with fewer complications of tendolysis and reduced rupture rates) compared to usual care in the reghabilitation of finger extensor tendon repairs in zones 4 to 7? (Usual care includes static and dynamic splints with exercise regime.)
  • Does exercise or splinting in the treatment of trigger finger reduce pain, improve range of movement, grip strength, function and return to work when compared with usual care?
  • Is an exercise regime in addition to routine mobilization/gait re-education of improved benefit to function/QOL in post-operative adult THRs?
  • Does standing a patient on the day of surgery following a primary unilateral total hip or knee replacement reduce the length of hospital stay?
  • Can threshold values for the Oxford hip and knee score determine the need for joint replacement surgery?
  • In adults with chronic trochanteric bursitis is physiotherapy more effective in reducing pain than usual care?
  • Would repeat steroid injections be more beneficial than physiotherapy targeted exercise for Trochanteric bursitis/trochanteric pain syndrome (TPS) in older females giving pain relief for over six months duration?
  • In the adult population undergoing surgical arthroscopic treatment for knee articular chondral defect, is the use of CPM (continuous passive motion) effective in reducing pain and improving function?
  • Is one off management versus a course of treatment more effective in terms of reducing pain and function for patients over 50 years old with osteoarthritis of the knee joint?
  • In an adult population undergoing primary total knee replacement (TKR) does the addition of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to usual care improve pain management & as a result improve range of movement (ROM) within 3 months post-operatively?
  • Does standing a patient on the day of surgery following a primary unilateral total hip or knee replacement reduce the length of hospital stay?
  • Can threshold values for the Oxford hip and knee score determine the need for joint replacement surgery?
  • What proportion of patients undergoing Total Knee Replacement (TKR) have a poor outcome?
  • What factors determine poor functional outcome following Total Knee Replacement (TKR)?
  • In adults with degenerative meniscal tears in the knee, is physiotherapy as clinical and cost effective as surgery?
  • In adult patients immediately post primary total knee replacementt (TKR) for osteoarthritis (OA) is group therapy more clinically effective than an individual programme for pain and function?
  • Does the addition of a knee brace, restriciting range of movement, provide improved outcomes compared to rehabilitation alone in meniscal repairs? 
  • In adults patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee, does running cause harm in comparison with standard strengthening exercises?
  • Is manual physical therapy more effective than other physical therapy approaches in reducing pain and disability in adults post whiplash injury?
  • Are physiotherapy-led stabilisation exercises effective in reducing pain and disability in adults with chronic neck pain?
  • In adult humans with peripheral musculoskeletal injury (who have not had previous repair) is the length of time of sustained active or passive stretching more effective than other aspects of stretching for increasing return to work function and activity?
  • Do physiotherapy telephone consultations for adult patients with musculoskeletal conditions affect patient satisfaction, condition specific outcomes and healthcare utilisation?
  • Does appointment duration for musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy or occupational therapy in primary or secondary care settings, have an effect on managerial, clinical or patient outcomes?
  • What are the relative benefits of different models of access to Health Care Practitioners for musculoskeletal patients in Primary Care?
  • Does autologous blood injection provide more pain relief and functional improvement in adults with chronic tendinopathy when compared to usual care?
  • Is an exercise regime in addition to routine mobilization/gait re-education of improved benefit to function/QOL in post-operative adult THRs?
  • Is the use of physiotherapy assistants/technicians in the delivery of treatment for patients with musculoskeletal conditions as effective as treatment delivered by qualified physiotherapists only?
  • Should urinalysis be routinely performed prior to intra-articular corticosteroid injection in order to avoid potential exacerbation of an underlying urinary tract infection?
  • In patients presenting with acute or chronic tendinopathies, what is the incidence of harm for those receiving steroid injections compared to those receiving usual care‌?
  • In patients with arthroscopic cuff repair, does early mobilisation improve pain and functional outcomes?
  • In the adult population, does the Spurlings sign/test have good sensitivity* and specificty** in detecting cervical radiculopthy
  • In adults with shoulder joint impingement is the intervention of stabilization exercises and/or postural correction versus any treatment or no intervention effective in reducing pain and increasing function?
  • Are interscalene nerve blocks an effective means of delivering pain relief to patients following shoulder surgery?
  • Is electrotherapy more effective than other physical therapy approaches in reducing pain and disability in adults with supraspinatus tendonitis? Is one modality of electrotherapy more effective than another?
  • In adults with glenohumeral joint adhesive capsulitis are mobilisation techniques in combination with exercise more effective in reducing pain and improving function compared to exercise alone?
  • In adults with shoulder joint impingement is the intervention of injecting the subacromial joint with 20mg of corticosteroid as effective as injecting with 40mg corticosteroid?
  • In adults with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) does the use of distension injectionsimprove pain, function and range of movement when compared to usual care?
  • Is a suprascapular nerve block an effective method of reducing pain and disability in adults with shoulder pain?
  • In patients with arthroscopic cuff repair, does early mobilisation improve pain and functional outcomes?
  • Are image-guided injections more clinicall effective than palpation-guided injections for acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) pain?
  • In adults with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) does the use of distention injections improve pain, function and range of movement when compared to lower volume, steroid injections?
  • In adults with chronic shoulder pain is a nerve ablation procedure (for the suprascapular nerve) as effective in reducing pain, in the long term compared with usual care? 
  • What is the clinical effectiveness of extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or barbotage in the management of rotator cuffcalcific tendinopathy?
  • In adults with sub acromial shoulder pain do psychological factors influence the outcome?