Primary Care and Musculoskeletal Problems

Themes

  1. Treating common musculoskeletal problems
  2. Promoting exercise and physical activity

International

  1. Co-editor of International Musculoskeletal Medicine
  2. Arthritis Research-UK ‘Think Tank’

National

  1. External Devices and Physical Therapy Panel, HTA Programme
  2. Musculoskeletal Pain Clinical Studies Group, Arthritis Reseearch UK
  3. Welsh Arthritis Research Network
  4. Collaborations with Universities of Bangor, Swansea, Leicester, Huddersfield

Funding

  1. Medical Research Council, HTA programme, NISCHR, Welsh Assembly Government

Treating common musculoskeletal problems

  1. UK BEAM multi-centre trial of exercise, spinal manipulation and usual care
  2. ROMANS trial of osteopathic spinal manipulation (PhD project)
  3. DAMASK multi-centre trial of early MRI for suspected internal derangement of the knee
  4. SAPPHIRE multi-centre trial of training for steroid injections of shoulders
  5. AIDA development of a booklet encouraging physical activity in osteoarthritis and a feasibility trial
  6. Management strategies for sciatica – systematic review

Promoting exercise and physical activity

  1. UK BEAM included an exercise arm
  2. AIDA booklet promoting physical activity
  3. National Exercise Referral Scheme evaluations
  4. Complex interventions to promote physical activity