Priority 25 from the Physiotherapy PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the physiological effects of different physiotherapy treatments?  (JLA PSP Priority 25)
Overall ranking 25
JLA question ID 0061/25
Explanatory note This question was developed from patient and physiotherapist survey responses; it asks what physical effects different physiotherapy treatments have in different conditions.

Agostini, P.; Singh, S. 2009. Incentive spirometry following thoracic surgery: what should we be doing?  Physiotherapy 2009 Jun;95(2):76-82

Beckwée, D., Vaes, P., Cnudde, M., Swinnen, E. and Bautmans, I., 2013. Osteoarthritis of the knee: why does exercise work? A qualitative study of the literature. Ageing research reviews, 12(1), pp.226-236.

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is physiotherapy-based exercise (such as PD Warrior) a 'use it or lose it' regimen or does it engage neuroplastic processes. [Question IQ  269,Patient]
Submitted by Question submitted 8 times by all groups
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