There were some big challenges for physiotherapists in 2020.
The biggest was adapting like everyone else around the world to the pandemic and being flexible with providing care while following safety guidelines. This meant many physiotherapists moved to virtual care for at least part of 2020.
Here is a sample of some helpful links to carry forward into this new year.
This systematic review looked at some common recommendations from clinical practice guidelines for musculoskeletal pain and put together 11 recommendations to help in our clinical practice.
This publication was discussed in our November article but is worth repeating for its relevance and importance to clinical practice and our own general health.
This is a nice study by Mendiguchia and team on the comparison of sprint training to hamstring eccentric strength training in soccer players, looking at subsequent sprint performance and hamstring architecture.3
(Duration: ~47 minutes)
In this podcast/video, the Empowered Beyond Pain Podcast team (Kevin Wernli, Professor Peter O’Sullivan and Dr. J.P. Caneiro) summarise ten facts about back pain from their paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Please feel free to share these links to any physiotherapist that might find them helpful to check out!
All the best for a happy and safe 2021!
1. Lin I, Wiles L, Waller R, et al. What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2020;54:79-86. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ – [link]
2. Bull FC, Al-Ansari SS, Biddle S, et al. World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2020;54:1451-1462. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ [link]
3. Mendiguchia J, Conceição F, Edouard P, Fonseca M, Pereira R, Lopes H, et al. (2020) Sprint versus isolated eccentric training: Comparative effects on hamstring architecture and performance in soccer players. PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228283. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ – [link]
4. Podcast – Ten scientific facts about back pain – Empowered Beyond Pain podcast – Episode 4. Published June 19th 2020 – [link]