Priority 15 from the Physiotherapy PSP

UNCERTAINTY: When trying to improve patient and service outcomes, what types of exercises, doses and methods of delivery are effective?  (JLA PSP Priority 15)
Overall ranking 15
JLA question ID 0061/15
Explanatory note This question asks what exercises, ways of delivering exercise (e.g. in groups or one-to-one) and amounts of exercise (if any) allow Physiotherapy services to  help the most patients with an illness/condition to recover and/or maintain their health. All key groups (patients, carers and physiotherapists) contributed to this question.

Giangregorio, L.M., Macintyre, N.J., Thabane, L., Skidmore, C.J. and Papaioannou, A., 2010. Exercise for improving outcomes after osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 7.

Bidonde, J., Busch, A.J., Schachter, C.L., Overend, T.J., Kim, S.Y., Góes, S.M., Boden, C. and Foulds, H.J., 2017. Aerobic exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia. The Cochrane Library.   

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Exercise consistently appears as the most effective physiotherapy intervention for musculoskeletal conditions. What exercises are optimal in the commonest musculoskeletal conditions treated by physiotherapists? [Question ID 80, Clinical Physiotherapist]
Submitted by Question submitted 43 times across all groups of people
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0061
PSP name Physiotherapy
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 65  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 February 2018