Key word (R)

Range

  • 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?
  • 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?

Range of motion/movement

  • 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?
  • 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?

Rehab/gum classes

  • Is an exercise regime in addition to routine mobilization/gait re-education of improved benefit to function / QOL in post-operative adult THRs?

Rehabilitation

  • 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.

Return to work

  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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? 

Rotator Cuff repair