Key word (F)

Fibromyalgia

Flexor tendon repair

  • 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?

Flexors

  • Does autologous blood injection provide more pain relief and functional improvement in adults with chronic tendinopathy when compared to usual care?

Footdrop

  • 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?

Foot splint

  • 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?

Fracture

  • Is acupuncture an effective method of reducing pain in outpatient physiotherapy attendees with acute soft tissue injuries or fractures, compared to usual physiotherapy?

Frozen shoulder

  • 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 adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) does the use of distension injections  improve pain, function and range of movement when compared to usual care
  • 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 adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) does the use of high volume injection of local anaesthetic, saline and corticosteroid improve pain, function and range of movement when compared to low volume injection of local anaesthetic and corticosteroid?

Function

  • Does the use of massage in the treatment of traumatic hand injury improve range of movement, grip strength, function, swelling and return to work when compared with usual care?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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 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?
  • 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 arthritis?
  • 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 ‌?