Dawn V Ernstzen

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BACKGROUND The attainment of clinical competence is a key outcome of physiotherapy programmes worldwide. Clinical education forms a core component of the training of physiotherapy students. AIMS The study on which this article is based aimed to investigate what physiotherapy students and clinical teachers at one physiotherapy training institution perceive(More)
BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common peripheral neuropathies in the upper extremity. OBJECTIVE The aim of this review was to systematically and critically appraise the available literature for the effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on pain, self-reported hand function, and grip strength compared to placebo(More)
BACKGROUND Consideration of the patient's perspective in healthcare is important because it may inform holistic and contextually relevant management strategies. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore patients' experiences and perspectives about their chronic musculoskeletal (CMSK) pain and its management in the private healthcare sector in(More)
BACKGROUND Up-to-date, high quality, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) that are applicable for primary healthcare are vital to optimize services for the population with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMSP). The study aimed to systematically identify and appraise the available evidence-based CPGs for the management of CMSP in adults(More)
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