Priority 4 from the Physiotherapy PSP

UNCERTAINTY: To stop health problems occurring or worsening, what physiotherapy treatments, advice or approaches are safe and effective? Where more than one treatment/approach works, which work best and in what dose? (JLA PSP Priority 4)
Overall ranking 4
JLA question ID 0061/4
Explanatory note Patients, carers, physiotherapists and ‘other’ health care professionals contributed to the development of this question, which asks what physiotherapy is effective in stopping health problems from starting or becoming worse. 

Hoe, V.C., Urquhart, D.M., Kelsall, H.L. and Sim, M.R., 2012. Ergonomic design and training for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb and neck in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 8.                       

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What impact does my physiotherapy have on maintaining my abilities rather than a focus upon improvement? [Question ID 1459, Patient]
Submitted by Question submitted 34 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