Key word (T)

Technicians

  • 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?

Telephone consultation

  • What are the relative benefits of different models of access to Health Care Practitioners for musculoskeletal patients in Primary Care?

Telephone triage

  • Do physiotherapy telephone consultations for adult patients with musculoskeletal conditions affect patient satisfaction, condition specific outcomes and healthcare utilisation?

Tendinopathy

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

Tendinosis

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

Tendo-Achilles

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

Tendo-Achillies rupture

  • 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 to tendon lengthening and re-rupture rates? 

Tendon repair

  • Does the addition of an isokinetic speed programme improve outcomes in patients receiving a unilateral primary Achilles tendon repair?

Tenosynovitis

Tennis Elbow

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

TENS

  • 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?

Therapy

  • Is hand therapy more effective than usual care in maintaining function and improving coping in adults with hand arthritis?
  • 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?

TKA

  • 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?

TKR

  • 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?
  • What proportion of patients undergoing Total Knee Replacement (TKR) have a poor outcome?
  • What factors determine poor functional outcome following Total Knee Replacement (TKR)?

Total Hip Replacement

  • Is an exercise regime in addition to routine mobilization/gait re-education of improved benefit to function/QOL in post-operative adult THRs?
  • In adults who have undergone a total hip replacement (THR) is there a difference in dislocation rates between those who have been advised about following hip replacement precautions verses those who have not?

Total Knee Replacement

  • In adult patients immediately post primary total knee replacement (TKR) for osteoarthritis (OA) is group therapy more clinically effective than an individual programme for pain and function?

TNS

  • Is Trancutaneous Nerve Stimulation effective in Relieving pain in Acute Soft Tissue Injuries in Adults?

Transcutaneous nerve stimulation

  • Is Trancutaneous Nerve Stimulation effective in Relieving pain in Acute Soft Tissue Injuries in Adults?
  • 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?

Trauma

  • 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?

Trauma orthopedics

  • Where Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s: Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Podiatrists) work in a Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) setting, investigations are requested as part of patient management. How do AHP’s compare with Nursing staff and doctors in their referral rate for x-rays and positive findings (e.g. fractures or pathologies found)?

Treatment

  • 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?
  • 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?

Trigger finger

  • 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 adults with trigger thumb/finger does splinting improve outcomes for pain and function compared to usual care? 

Trochanteric bursitis

  • 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?