Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Volume 2, issue 3
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Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is a journal whose main focus is to present relevant information about the interdisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal rehabilitation for clinicians who treat patients with back and musculoskeletal pain complaints. It will provide readers with both 1) a general fund of knowledge on the assessment and management of specific problems and 2) new information considered to be state-of-the-art in the field. The intended audience is multidisciplinary as well as multi-specialty.
In each issue clinicians can find information which they can use in their patient setting the very next day. Manuscripts are provided from a range of health care providers including those in physical medicine, orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, neurosurgery, physical therapy, radiology, osteopathy, chiropractic and nursing on topics ranging from chronic pain to sports medicine. Diagnostic decision trees and treatment algorithms are encouraged in each manuscript. Controversial topics are discussed in commentaries and rebuttals. Associated areas such as medical-legal, worker's compensation and practice guidelines are included.
The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, programme descriptions and cast studies. Letters to the editors, commentaries, and editorials are also welcomed. Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Constructive critiques are given to each author. Suggestions for thematic issues and proposed manuscripts are welcomed.
Abstract: “Research opportunities” is a regular feature of the Journal that attempts to provide relevant and timely information regarding funding opportunities for basic and applied research in back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. This issue contains the third and final column in a series devoted to the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), a major new center with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) devoted to the conduct and support of research in medical rehabilitation. Previous columns provided a historical and legislative overview of the NCMRR, and described the types of grants available through the center. This issue describes the types and…range of research activity reported by the center.