The physioFIRST pilot study: A pilot RCT for the efficacy of a targeted physiotherapy intervention for FAIS

These are the slides for Joanne Kemp’s presentation at last week’s APA conference which she has generously shared on twitter. There have been a couple of presenters from La Trobe who have uploaded their PowerPoint slides from the APA conference to be freely accessed by anyone who is interested. I applaud these researchers, there have been an increasing number of them who prioritise knowledge transition and have shown it by their actions.

Of course I would’ve preferred to be able to listen to Joanne present her pilot study in person, but the slides provide an overview of her pilot study, which is one of winning presentations at the APA conference last week.

FAIS has received considerably more attention in recent years, but from the slides we see that surprisingly there are no studies on physio or other non-surgical treatments for FAIS!

By conducting a pilot study it helps to determine the feasibility of carrying out a full-scale RCT, which aims to avoid research funding wastage, and we know that there are a lot of wastage happening in the research world.

The pilot study did produce some promising results for FAIS patients who received a targeted physiotherapy intervention in terms of pain and functional outcomes. However caution should be taken due to the limitations of this pilot study. We will need a full-scale RCT to confirm or disprove these positive findings. But it does show us a glimpse of what we can expect to find in a larger study.

Please click here to access the PDF of Joanne’s PowerPoint slides.

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