Advanced practice physiotherapy in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review

  title={Advanced practice physiotherapy in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review},
  author={François Desmeules and Jean-S{\'e}bastien Roy and Joy C MacDermid and François Champagne and Odette Hinse and Linda June Woodhouse},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
BACKGROUND The convergence of rising health care costs and physician shortages have made health care transformation a priority in many countries resulting in the emergence of new models of care that often involve the extension of the scope of practice for allied health professionals. Physiotherapists in advanced practice/extended scope roles have emerged as key providers in such new models, especially in settings providing services to patients with musculoskeletal disorders. However, evidence… CONTINUE READING
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