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RR215 - The challenge of managing upper limb disorders - how can health professionals become more effective?

Commissioned to identify how physiotherapists and occupational health nurses can become more effective in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of people with upper limb disorders (ULDs). The objectives of this study were to: identify the current training for occupational health nurses and physiotherapists relating to the management of ULDs, identify the range of management approaches used for ULDs, investigate practitioners' use of tools, establish how confident practitioners' are managing these conditions, identify any discrepancy between current practice and supposed best practice and identify training needs and barriers to training uptake.

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Updated 2010-03-19