Telehealth Resources Now Available 

Evidence suggests that rehabilitation through real-time telehealth (videoconferencing) and telephone-based interventions are effective for improving pain and function in individuals with spinal conditions, osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Ruling out serious pathologies, and providing education, exercise and self-management strategies are essential first-line management for musculoskeletal conditions and can be accomplished through the use of telehealth.

 

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Guidelines

  • Management of shoulder pain: a clinical practice guideline by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration (expected completion date: Winter 2020)

  • Management of lumbar spine stenosis (expected completion date: Spring 2020)

Guideline Summaries

  • Clinical practice guideline linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health from the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association on Patellofemoral Pain (expected completion date: Winter 2020)

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on depression in children and young people: identification and management (Spring 2020)

Care Pathways

  • Care pathway for the management of neck pain and associated disorders (expected completion date (Spring 2020)

Evidence Summaries

  • Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions on sleep characteristics among adults with musculoskeletal pain (expected completion date: Winter 2020)

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation for adults with low back pain (expected completion date: Winter 2021)

  • Management of back pain in children (expected completion date: Winter 2021)

  • Post-concussion symptoms in adults (in collaboration with members from the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Consortium (expected completion date: Fall 2020) 

Continuing Education

  • Clinical vignette on managing a patient with low back pain using psychologically informed interventions (PIP)

Patient Resources

  • Low back pain self-management tools for the Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick (expected completion date: Winter 2020)

  • One-page 'what you need to know' handouts for shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, concussion, physical activity throughout pregnancy, headaches, neck pain, back pain and knee impairments (2020)

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and Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association. CCGI maintains editorial independence from funders.

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