Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Volume 4, issue 2
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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: Geriatric rehabilitation is an ever increasing part of the general physiatrist practice. Stroke rehabilitation will continue to make up a large part of that practice. Rehabilitation decreases institutionalization thereby decreasing long run costs. Stroke rehabilitation also improves quality of life and lengthens life. The management of these patients requires expert physiatric care. The most effective and least costly treatment option is still to be determined.
Keywords: Stroke rehabilitation, rehabilitation, cerebral vascular accident, geriatric assessment unit
Abstract: As geriatric rehabilitation confronts major changes in health care funding, investigators and practitioners must identify and validate best practices in the field. Consistent, convincing outcomes research is lacking in several important areas of practice. Lack of scientific support for geriatric rehabilitation approaches is a common criticism at present, and may further jeopardize the availability of reimbursement in the future. It is, therefore, essential that geriatric rehabilitation investigators follow the lead of such influential groups as the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in developing and defining a public policy-oriented research agenda.
Keywords: Public policy, rehabilitation, geriatrics