Key word (M)

Management

  • 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?

Manipulation 

  • 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? 

Manual therapy

  • Is manual physical therapy more effective than other physical therapy approaches in reducing pain and disability in adults post whiplash injury?

Massage

  • 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 glenohumeral joint adhesive capsulitis are mobilisation techniques in combination with exercise more effective in reducing pain and improving function compared to exercise alone?

Medial epicondylitis

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

Meniscal tears

Mensical Repair

  • Does the addition of a knee brace, restriciting range of movement, provide improved outcomes compared to rehabilitation alone in meniscal repairs? 

Mobilisation

  • 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 patients with arthroscopic cuff repair, does early mobilisation improve pain and functional outcomes?

Multidisciplinary

  • 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?

Muscles

  • 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?

Muscloskeletal pain

  • In Vitamin D deficient adults with chronic non-specific pain does Vitamin D supplementation reduce pain and reduce the need for further interventions.
  • In adults and children with musculoskeletal pain and inflammatory arthritis, does hydrotherapy, compared with usual care/dry land physiotherapy, reduce pain and function, improve well-being and return to work/school and is it cost effective?