Here are some resources for clinical assessment and management
General Musculoskeletal Medicine/Surgery
Orthobullets , as defined on their website ‘is an educational resource for orthopaedic surgeons designed to improve through the communal efforts of those who use it as a learning resource’
UpToDate is generally accessible through hospital or university libraries. It is an American resource that is maintained but clinicians and academics. It is a useful tool for reviewing current evidence-based management for conditions.
Clinicians Health Channel is a website developed by the Victorian government in Australia which provides access to assessment/management guidelines, drug information and links to many of the worlds best databases
LifeInTheFastLane is a website constructed by a group of Australasian Emergency Physicians and has some excellent educational resources as such the sections on clinical examination and pathology test interpretation
Emergency Physiotherapy is a website created by members of the a network of Australian physiotherapist based in Emergency Departments. It has excellent resources for training in the field of orthopaedics, plastering/casting, radiology and so much more.
Royal Children Hospital Melbourne has a section for health professionals offering assistance with assessment and management of paediatric conditions
NICE Guidelines for Osteoarthritis are UK guidelines on best practice assessment and management
Arthritis Australia hosts information regarding research and patient information leaflets
Arthritis Research Campaign UK hosts information regarding research and patient information leaflets
Osteoarthritis Research Society International hosts information regarding research into osteoarthritis and assessment/management guidelines
Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society is a site that hosts educational resources, guidelines for assessment/management, research and patient reported outcome measures
Pain-Ed website is a resource for patients and clinicians
PainHealth website is a resource for patients and clinicians
PsychologyTools website has a useful section on acute and chronic pain assessment and management offering resources for patients and clinicians including links to another great resource in The Pain Toolkit
This blog offers a free resource on explaining pain to therapists/patients. A great little resource.
The BodyInMind website is a site run by some of Australia’s and the UK’s pain researchers and runs a blog aiming to keep us all up to date with the research into pain science.
NICE Guidelines for Low Back Pain are UK guidelines on best practice assessment and management
European Guidelines for Acute Low Back Pain, Chronic Low Back Pain and Pelvic Girdle Pain are guidelines on best practice assessment and management
British Pain Society Low Back and Radicular Pain Pathway is a guideline to the assessment and management
Chirogeek website has a nice section on reading MRI and on asymptomatic findings in lumbar MRI
Shoulder Doc website is a resource for shoulder assessment and management
Shoulder Dislocation website is a resource outlining management of a dislocated shoulder (relocation techniques)