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Therapy interventions & rehabilitation

 

 

GUIDELINES

NICE guideline [NG100] - Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: management

NICE Clinical guideline [CG177] - Osteoarthritis: care and management

2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis.
Kloppenburg M, Kroon FP, Blanco FJ, Doherty M, Dziedzic KS, Greibrokk E, Haugen IK, Herrero-Beaumont G, Jonsson H, Kjeken I, Maheu E, Ramonda R, Ritt MJ, Smeets W, Smolen JS, Stamm TA, Szekanecz Z, Wittoek R, Carmona L.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Jan;78(1):16-24. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213826. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

The Ottawa Panel guidelines on programmes involving therapeutic exercise for the management of hand osteoarthritis.
Brosseau L, Thevenot O, MacKiddie O, Taki J, Wells GA, Guitard P, Léonard G, Paquet N, Aydin SZ, Toupin-April K, Cavallo S, Moe RH, Shaikh K, Gifford W, Loew L, De Angelis G, Shallwani SM, Aburub AS, Mizusaki Imoto A, Rahman P, Álvarez Gallardo IC, Cosic MB, Østerås N, Lue S, Hamasaki T, Gaudreault N, Towheed TE, Koppikar S, Kjeken I, Mahendira D, Kenny GP, Paterson G, Westby M, Laferrière L, Longchamp G.
Clin Rehabil. 2018 Nov;32(11):1449-1471. doi: 10.1177/0269215518780973. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Spasticity in adults: management using botulinum toxin. National guidelines.
Royal College of Physicians, British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
London: Royal College of Physicians, 2018.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists - Hand and wrist orthoses for adults with rheumatological conditions: practice guideline for occupational therapists (2015)

Royal College of Occupational Therapists - Splinting for the prevention and correction of contractures in adults with neurological dysfunction: practice guideline for occupational therapists and physiotherapists (2015)

Carpal tunnel syndrome: hand surgeons, hand therapists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians agree on a multidisciplinary treatment guideline—results from the European HANDGUIDE Study.
Huisstede BM, Fridén J, Coert JH, Hoogvliet P; European HANDGUIDE Group.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec;95(12):2253-63. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.06.022. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Multidisciplinary consensus guideline for managing trigger finger: results from the European HANDGUIDE Study.
Huisstede BM, Hoogvliet P, Coert JH, Fridén J; European HANDGUIDE Group.
Phys Ther. 2014 Oct;94(10):1421-33. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130135. Epub 2014 May 8.

Consensus on a multidisciplinary treatment guideline for de Quervain disease: results from the European HANDGUIDE study.
Huisstede BM, Coert JH, Fridén J, Hoogvliet P; European HANDGUIDE Group.
Phys Ther. 2014 Aug;94(8):1095-110. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130069. Epub 2014 Apr 3.

How to treat Guyon's canal syndrome? Results from the European HANDGUIDE study: a multidisciplinary treatment guideline.
Hoogvliet P, Coert JH, Fridén J, Huisstede BM; European HANDGUIDE group.
Br J Sports Med. 2013 Nov;47(17):1063-70. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092280. Epub 2013 Jul 31.

Dupuytren disease: European hand surgeons, hand therapists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians agree on a multidisciplinary treatment guideline: results from the HANDGUIDE study.
Huisstede BM, Hoogvliet P, Coert JH, Fridén J; European HANDGUIDE Group.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Dec;132(6):964e-76e. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000434410.40217.23.

American College of Rheumatology 2012 recommendations for the use of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies in osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee.
Hochberg MC, Altman RD, April KT, Benkhalti M, Guyatt G, McGowan J, Towheed T, Welch V, Wells G, Tugwell P; American College of Rheumatology.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Apr;64(4):465-74.

 
Assessment & diagnosis

A systematic review of the use of psychological assessment tools in congenital upper limb anomaly management.
Miller R, Samarendra H, Hotton M.
J Hand Ther. 2019 Mar 8. pii: S0894-1130(17)30287-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.11.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Does resting motor threshold predict motor hand recovery after stroke?
Rosso C, Lamy JC.
Front Neurol. 2018 Nov 29;9:1020. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.01020. eCollection 2018.

Assessment of upper limb use in children with typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders by inertial sensors: a systematic review.
Braito I, Maselli M, Sgandurra G, Inguaggiato E, Beani E, Cecchi F, Cioni G, Boyd R.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2018 Nov 6;15(1):94. doi: 10.1186/s12984-018-0447-y

Factors associated with hand and upper arm functional disability in people with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review.
Arab Alkabeya H, Hughes AM, Adams J.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Oct 15. doi: 10.1002/acr.23784. [Epub ahead of print]

Linking hand therapy outcome measures used after carpal tunnel release to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: A systematic review.
Cantero-Téllez R, Naughton N, Algar L, Valdes K.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jul 12. pii: S0894-1130(17)30272-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.02.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Observational evidence of the association between handgrip strength, hand dexterity, and cognitive performance in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review.
Kobayashi-Cuya KE, Sakurai R, Suzuki H, Ogawa S, Takebayashi T, Fujiwara Y.
J Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 10. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20170041. [Epub ahead of print]

Outcome measurement of hand function following mirror therapy for stroke rehabilitation: A systematic review.
Cantero-Téllez R, Naughton N, Algar L, Valdes K.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Feb 28. pii: S0894-1130(17)30271-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Linking commonly used hand therapy outcome measures to individual areas of the International Classification of Functioning: A systematic review.
Naughton N, Algar L.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Feb 9. pii: S0894-1130(17)30258-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.11.039. [Epub ahead of print]

Mechanism-specific rehabilitation management of complex regional pain syndrome: Proposed recommendations from evidence synthesis.
Packham T, Holly J.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):238-249. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.007. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Hand dysfunction in type 2 diabetes mellitus: Systematic review with meta-analysis.
Gundmi S, Maiya AG, Bhat AK, Ravishankar N, Hande MH, Rajagopal KV.
Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2018 Mar;61(2):99-104. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2017.12.006. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

The assessment of psychological factors on upper extremity disability: A scoping review.
MacDermid JC, Valdes K, Szerekes M, Naughton N, Algar L.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Nov 29. pii: S0894-1130(16)30235-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.017. [Epub ahead of print]

The validity and clinical utility of the Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand questionnaire for hand injuries in developing country contexts: A systematic review.
de Klerk S, Buchanan H, Jerosch-Herold C.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jan - Mar;31(1):80-90.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.10.004. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Hand therapy interventions, outcomes, and diagnoses evaluated over the last 10 years: A mapping review linking research to practice.
Takata SC, Wade ET, Roll SC.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0894-1130(16)30277-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Examining hand dominance using dynamometric grip strength testing as evidence for overwork weakness in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Roberts-Clarke D, Fornusek C, Fiatarone Singh MA, Burns J, Hackett DA.
Int J Rehabil Res. 2016 Sep;39(3):189-96. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000174.

Sensorimotor interventions and assessments for the hand and wrist: a scoping review.
Valdes K, Naughton N, Algar L.
J Hand Ther. 2014 Oct-Dec;27(4):272-85; quiz 286. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Intraexaminer reliability of hand-held dynamometry in the upper extremity: a systematic review.
Schrama PP, Stenneberg MS, Lucas C, van Trijffel E.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec;95(12):2444-69. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.05.019. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

 
Patient education

The effectiveness of joint-protection programs on pain, hand function, and grip strength levels in patients with hand arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Bobos P, Nazari G, Szekeres M, Lalone EA, Ferreira L, MacDermid JC.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Dec 23. pii: S0894-1130(18)30164-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.09.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Neuromuscular re-education programs for musicians with focal hand dystonia: A systematic review.
Enke AM, Poskey GA.
Med Probl Perform Art. 2018 Jun;33(2):137-145. doi: 10.21091/mppa.2018.2014.

Social cognitive or learning theory use to improve self-efficacy in musculoskeletal rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ghazi C, Nyland J, Whaley R, Rogers T, Wera J, Henzman C.
Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 Jul;34(7):495-504. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1422204. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

Effectiveness of interventions to improve therapy adherence in people with upper limb conditions: A systematic review.
Cole T, Robinson L, Romero L, O'Brien L.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Dec 29. pii: S0894-1130(17)30281-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.11.040. [Epub ahead of print]

The effectiveness of structured patient education for the management of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the extremities: a systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration.
Randhawa K, Côté P, Gross DP, Wong JJ, Yu H, Sutton D, Southerst D, Varatharajan S, Mior S, Stupar M, Shearer HM, Lindsay GM, Jacobs C, Taylor-Vaisey A.
J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015 Dec;59(4):349-62.

Hand therapy interventions, outcomes, and diagnoses evaluated over the last 10 years: A mapping review linking research to practice.
Takata SC, Wade ET, Roll SC.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0894-1130(16)30277-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.018. [Epub ahead of print]

 
Splinting/orthoses

Systematic review of orthoses for stroke-induced upper extremity deficits.
Pritchard K, Edelstein J, Zubrenic E, Tsao L, Pustina K, Berendsen M, Wafford E.
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2019 Apr 7:1-10. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2019.1599172. [Epub ahead of print]

Dart thrower's motion and the injured scapholunate interosseous ligament: A scoping review of studies examining motion, orthoses, and rehabilitation.
Bergner JL, Farrar JQ, Coronado RA.
J Hand Ther. 2019 Mar 14. pii: S0894-1130(18)30218-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.09.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of custom-made versus prefabricated thumb splinting for carpometacarpal arthrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Baradaran A, Baradaran A, Ebrahimzadeh MH, Kachooei AR, Rivlin M, Beredjiklian P.
Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2018 Nov;6(6):478-485.

Therapeutic interventions for osteoarthritis of the wrist: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Dean B, Henari S, Thurley N, Little C, McNab I, Riley N.
F1000Res. 2018 Sep 18 [revised 2018 Jan 1];7:1484. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.16218.2. eCollection 2018.

Effectiveness of static stretching positioning on post-stroke upper-limb spasticity and mobility: Systematic review with meta-analysis.
Salazar AP, Pinto C, Ruschel Mossi JV, Figueiro B, Lukrafka JL, Pagnussat AS.
Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2018 Dec 22. pii: S1877-0657(18)31497-0. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2018.11.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological, pharmacological and surgical treatment for hand osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review informing the 2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis.
Kroon FPB, Carmona L, Schoones JW, Kloppenburg M.
RMD Open. 2018 Oct 11;4(2):e000734. doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2018-000734. eCollection 2018.

Effectiveness of splinting for pain and function in people with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Buhler M, Chapple CM, Stebbings S, Sangelaji B, Baxter GD.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Oct 11. pii: S1063-4584(18)31484-5. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.09.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Orthosis for rhizarthrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Meireles SM, Jones A, Natour J.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2018 Jul 31. pii: S0049-0172(18)30047-7. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.07.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Orthotic management of fixed flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint following traumatic injury: A systematic review.
Young N, Terrington N, Francis D, Robinson LS.
Hong Kong J Occup Ther. 2018 Jun;31(1):3-13. doi: 10.1177/1569186118764067. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Effectiveness of conservative, surgical, and post-surgical interventions for trigger finger, Dupuytren's disease, and de Quervain's disease. A systematic review.
Huisstede BM, Gladdines S, Randsdorp MS, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Aug;99(8):1635-1649.e21. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.014. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

Efficacy of orthotic devices for increased active proximal interphalangeal extension joint range of motion: A systematic review.
Valdes K, Boyd JD, Povlak SB, Szelwach MA.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jul 16. pii: S0894-1130(17)30273-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Conservative therapeutic interventions for osteoarthritic finger joints: A systematic review.
Beasley J, Ward L, Knipper-Fisher K, Hughes K, Lunsford D, Leiras C.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jul 13. pii: S0894-1130(17)30274-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.001. [Epub ahead of print]

A systematic review of randomised controlled trials assessing effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions.
Healy A, Farmer S, Pandyan A, Chockalingam N.
PLoS One. 2018 Mar 14;13(3):e0192094. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192094. eCollection 2018.

Optimal early active mobilisation protocol after extensor tendon repairs in zones V and VI: A systematic review of literature.
Collocott SJ, Kelly E, Ellis RF.
Hand Ther. 2018 Mar;23(1):3-18. doi: 10.1177/1758998317729713. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

Effectiveness of interventions to improve therapy adherence in people with upper limb conditions: A systematic review.
Cole T, Robinson L, Romero L, O'Brien L.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Dec 29. pii: S0894-1130(17)30281-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.11.040. [Epub ahead of print]

Conservative management of trigger finger: A systematic review.
Lunsford D, Valdes K, Hengy S.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Dec 28. pii: S0894-1130(17)30269-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.10.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Postoperative rehabilitation following thumb base surgery: a systematic review of the literature.
Wouters RM, Tsehaie J, Hovius SER, Dilek B, Selles RW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Jun;99(6):1177-1212.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.09.114. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

The optimal orthosis and motion protocol for extensor tendon injury in zones IV-VIII: A systematic review.
Wong AL, Wilson M, Girnary S, Nojoomi M, Acharya S, Paul SM.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Oct - Dec;30(4):447-456. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.02.013. Epub 2017 Apr 8.

Hand therapy interventions, outcomes, and diagnoses evaluated over the last 10 years: A mapping review linking research to practice.
Takata SC, Wade ET, Roll SC.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0894-1130(16)30277-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Relative motion orthoses in the management of various hand conditions: A scoping review.
Hirth MJ, Howell JW, O'Brien L.
J Hand Ther. 2016 Oct - Dec;29(4):405-432. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2016.07.001. Epub 2016 Oct 25.

Effectiveness of physical and occupational therapy on pain, function and quality of life in patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis - A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Aebischer B, Elsig S, Taeymans J.
Hand Ther. 2016 Mar;21(1):5-15. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

Effects and effectiveness of dynamic arm supports: a technical review.
van der Heide LA, Gelderblom GJ, de Witte LP.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jan;94(1):44-62. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000107.

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy interventions for people with benign joint hypermobility syndrome: a systematic review of clinical trials.
Smith TO, Bacon H, Jerman E, Easton V, Armon K, Poland F, Macgregor AJ.
Disabil Rehabil. 2014;36(10):797-803. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2013.819388. Epub 2013 Jul 26.

Static progressive orthoses for the upper extremity: a comprehensive literature review.
Schwartz DA.
Hand (N Y). 2012 Mar;7(1):10-7. doi: 10.1007/s11552-011-9380-2. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

Occupational therapy interventions for work-related injuries and conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: a systematic review.
Amini D.
Am J Occup Ther. 2011 Jan-Feb;65(1):29-36.

 
Exercise & manual techniques

Exercise for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand.
Williams MA, Srikesavan C, Heine PJ, Bruce J, Brosseau L, Hoxey-Thomas N, Lamb SE.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Jul 31;7:CD003832. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003832.pub3.

Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contractures.
Harvey LA, Katalinic OM, Herbert RD, Moseley AM, Lannin NA, Schurr K.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 9;1:CD007455. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007455.pub3.

Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II.
Smart KM, Wand BM, O'Connell NE.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 24;2:CD010853. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010853.pub2.

Constraint-induced movement therapy in children with unilateral cerebral palsy.
Hoare BJ, Wallen MA, Thorley MN, Jackman ML, Carey LM, Imms C.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Apr 1;4:CD004149. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004149.pub3. [Epub ahead of print]

Dart thrower's motion and the injured scapholunate interosseous ligament: A scoping review of studies examining motion, orthoses, and rehabilitation.
Bergner JL, Farrar JQ, Coronado RA.
J Hand Ther. 2019 Mar 14. pii: S0894-1130(18)30218-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.09.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Action observation for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke.
Borges LR, Fernandes AB, Melo LP, Guerra RO, Campos TF.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Oct 31;10:CD011887. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011887.pub2.

The effectiveness of Mulligan's mobilisation with movement (MWM) on peripheral joints in musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions: A systematic review.
Westad K, Tjoestolvsen F, Hebron C.
Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2018 Dec 11. pii: S2468-7812(18)30233-9. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.12.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Effectiveness of static stretching positioning on post-stroke upper-limb spasticity and mobility: Systematic review with meta-analysis.
Salazar AP, Pinto C, Ruschel Mossi JV, Figueiro B, Lukrafka JL, Pagnussat AS.
Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2018 Dec 22. pii: S1877-0657(18)31497-0. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2018.11.004. [Epub ahead of print]

The effectiveness of joint-protection programs on pain, hand function, and grip strength levels in patients with hand arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Bobos P, Nazari G, Szekeres M, Lalone EA, Ferreira L, MacDermid JC.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Dec 23. pii: S0894-1130(18)30164-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.09.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Flexor tendon rehabilitation in the 21st century: A systematic review.
Neiduski RL, Powell RK.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Dec 10. pii: S0894-1130(17)30317-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.06.001. [Epub ahead of print]

The effects of needling therapies on muscle force production: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mansfield C, VanEtten L, Willy R, Di Stasi S, Magnussen R, Briggs M.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Nov 30:1-38. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8270. [Epub ahead of print]

Efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological, pharmacological and surgical treatment for hand osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review informing the 2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis.
Kroon FPB, Carmona L, Schoones JW, Kloppenburg M.
RMD Open. 2018 Oct 11;4(2):e000734. doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2018-000734. eCollection 2018.

Effectiveness of conservative, surgical, and post-surgical interventions for trigger finger, Dupuytren's disease, and de Quervain's disease. A systematic review.
Huisstede BM, Gladdines S, Randsdorp MS, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Aug;99(8):1635-1649.e21. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.014. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

A systematic review of the benefits of occupation-based intervention for patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
Weinstock-Zlotnick G, Mehta SP.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jul 13. pii: S0894-1130(17)30291-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.04.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Conservative therapeutic interventions for osteoarthritic finger joints: A systematic review.
Beasley J, Ward L, Knipper-Fisher K, Hughes K, Lunsford D, Leiras C.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jul 13. pii: S0894-1130(17)30274-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Neuromuscular re-education programs for musicians with focal hand dystonia: A systematic review.
Enke AM, Poskey GA.
Med Probl Perform Art. 2018 Jun;33(2):137-145. doi: 10.21091/mppa.2018.2014.

Exercise therapy and work-related musculoskeletal disorders in sedentary workers.
Kelly D, Shorthouse F, Roffi V, Tack C.
Occup Med (Lond). 2018 May 23;68(4):262-272. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqy054.

Optimal early active mobilisation protocol after extensor tendon repairs in zones V and VI: A systematic review of literature.
Collocott SJ, Kelly E, Ellis RF.
Hand Ther. 2018 Mar;23(1):3-18. doi: 10.1177/1758998317729713. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

The effectiveness of physical therapies for patients with base of thumb osteoarthritis: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ahern M, Skyllas J, Wajon A, Hush J.
Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2018 Jun;35:46-54. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.02.005. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Mechanism-specific rehabilitation management of complex regional pain syndrome: Proposed recommendations from evidence synthesis.
Packham T, Holly J.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):238-249. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.007. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Mirror therapy for motor function of the upper extremity in patients with stroke: A meta-analysis.
Zeng W, Guo Y, Wu G, Liu X, Fang Q.
J Rehabil Med. 2018 Jan 10;50(1):8-15. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2287.

The use of neurodynamic techniques in the conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome - A critical appraisal of the literature.
Wolny T.
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2017 Oct 31;19(5):427-440.

Somatosensory stimulation to improve hand and upper limb function after stroke-a systematic review with meta-analyses.
Grant VM, Gibson A, Shields N.
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2018 Mar;25(2):150-160. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2017.1389054. Epub 2017 Oct 20.

Postoperative rehabilitation following thumb base surgery: a systematic review of the literature.
Wouters RM, Tsehaie J, Hovius SER, Dilek B, Selles RW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Jun;99(6):1177-1212.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.09.114. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Effectiveness of physical therapy and electrophysical modalities. An updated systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Huisstede BMA, Hoogvliet P, Franke TPC, Randsdorp MS, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Aug;99(8):1623-1634.e23. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.08.482. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Prescribed exercise programs may not be effective in reducing impairments and improving activity during upper limb fracture rehabilitation: a systematic review.
Bruder AM, Shields N, Dodd KJ, Taylor NF.
J Physiother. 2017 Oct;63(4):205-220. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Sep 21.

Effectiveness of edema management techniques for subacute hand edema: A systematic review.
Miller LK, Jerosch-Herold C, Shepstone L.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Oct - Dec;30(4):432-446. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.011. Epub 2017 Aug 12.

Median nerve mobilization techniques in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Lim YH, Chee DY, Girdler S, Lee HC.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Oct - Dec;30(4):397-406. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.06.019. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

The optimal orthosis and motion protocol for extensor tendon injury in zones IV-VIII: A systematic review.
Wong AL, Wilson M, Girnary S, Nojoomi M, Acharya S, Paul SM.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Oct - Dec;30(4):447-456. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.02.013. Epub 2017 Apr 8.

Effectiveness of myofascial release in treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review.
Laimi K, Mäkilä A, Bärlund E, Katajapuu N, Oksanen A, Seikkula V, Karppinen J, Saltychev M.
Clin Rehabil. 2018 Apr;32(4):440-450. doi: 10.1177/0269215517732820. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

The effectiveness of neural mobilization for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Basson A, Olivier B, Ellis R, Coppieters M, Stewart A, Mudzi W.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Sep;47(9):593-615. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.7117. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Hand therapy interventions, outcomes, and diagnoses evaluated over the last 10 years: A mapping review linking research to practice.
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J Hand Ther. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0894-1130(16)30277-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.018. [Epub ahead of print]

The effects of resistance training on muscle strength, joint pain, and hand function in individuals with hand osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Magni NE, McNair PJ, Rice DA.
Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 Jun 13;19(1):131. doi: 10.1186/s13075-017-1348-3.

Systematic review of mirror therapy compared with conventional rehabilitation in upper extremity function in stroke survivors.
Pérez-Cruzado D, Merchán-Baeza JA, González-Sánchez M, Cuesta-Vargas AI.
Aust Occup Ther J. 2017 Apr;64(2):91-112. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12342. Epub 2016 Dec 29

Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review.
Roll SC, Hardison ME.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101180010p1-7101180010p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023234.

Effectiveness of nerve gliding exercises on carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review.
Ballestero-Pérez R, Plaza-Manzano G, Urraca-Gesto A, Romo-Romo F, Atín-Arratibel ML, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Romero-Franco N.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Jan;40(1):50-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2016.10.004. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Update on the effects of graded motor imagery and mirror therapy on complex regional pain syndrome type 1: A systematic review.
Méndez-Rebolledo G, Gatica-Rojas V, Torres-Cueco R, Albornoz-Verdugo M, Guzmán-Muñoz E.
J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2017;30(3):441-449. doi: 10.3233/BMR-150500

The effectiveness of home hand exercise programmes in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review.
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Effectiveness of acupuncture therapies to manage musculoskeletal disorders of the extremities: a systematic review.
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J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Jun;46(6):409-29. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.6270.

Multimodal care for the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand: a systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration.
Sutton D, Gross DP, Côté P, Randhawa K, Yu H, Wong JJ, Stern P, Varatharajan S, Southerst D, Shearer HM, Stupar M, Goldgrub R, van der Velde G, Nordin M, Carroll LJ, Taylor-Vaisey A.
Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Mar 7;24:8. doi: 10.1186/s12998-016-0089-8. eCollection 2016.

Effectiveness of physical and occupational therapy on pain, function and quality of life in patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis - A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Aebischer B, Elsig S, Taeymans J.
Hand Ther. 2016 Mar;21(1):5-15. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

The effectiveness of soft-tissue therapy for the management of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the upper and lower extremities: a systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration.
Piper S, Shearer HM, Côté P, Wong JJ, Yu H, Varatharajan S, Southerst D, Randhawa KA, Sutton DA, Stupar M, Nordin MC, Mior SA, van der Velde GM, Taylor-Vaisey AL.
Man Ther. 2016 Feb;21:18-34. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.08.011. Epub 2015 Aug 29.

The effectiveness of exercise for the management of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand: a systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration.
Menta R, Randhawa K, Côté P, Wong JJ, Yu H, Sutton D, Varatharajan S, Southerst D, D'Angelo K, Cox J, Brown C, Dion S, Mior S, Stupar M, Shearer HM, Lindsay GM, Jacobs C, Taylor-Vaisey A.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Sep;38(7):507-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2015.06.002. Epub 2015 Jun 27.

The effectiveness of passive physical modalities for the management of soft tissue injuries and neuropathies of the wrist and hand: a systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration.
D'Angelo K, Sutton D, Côté P, Dion S, Wong JJ, Yu H, Randhawa K, Southerst D, Varatharajan S, Cox Dresser J, Brown C, Menta R, Nordin M, Shearer HM, Ameis A, Stupar M, Carroll LJ, Taylor-Vaisey A.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Sep;38(7):493-506. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2015.06.006. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy interventions for people with benign joint hypermobility syndrome: a systematic review of clinical trials.
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Sensorimotor interventions and assessments for the hand and wrist: a scoping review.
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J Hand Ther. 2014 Oct-Dec;27(4):272-85; quiz 286. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Effects of exercise on pain of musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review.
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Acta Ortop Bras. 2014;22(6):334-8. doi: 10.1590/1413-78522014220601004.

The use of joint mobilization to improve clinical outcomes in hand therapy: a systematic review of the literature.
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J Hand Ther. 2013 Oct-Dec;26(4):297-311; quiz 311. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2013.07.004. Epub 2013 Sep 14.

Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review.
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Occupational therapy interventions for work-related injuries and conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: a systematic review.
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Am J Occup Ther. 2011 Jan-Feb;65(1):29-36.

Exercise reduces impairment and improves activity in people after some upper limb fractures: a systematic review.
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J Physiother. 2011;57(2):71-82. doi: 10.1016/S1836-9553(11)70017-0.

 
Technology & electrotherapy modalities

Impacts of robotic arm use on individuals with upper extremity disabilities: A scoping review.
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Can J Occup Ther. 2018 Dec;85(5):397-407. doi: 10.1177/0008417418820878.

Electromyogram-related neuromuscular electrical stimulation for restoring wrist and hand movement in poststroke hemiplegia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Assessment of upper limb use in children with typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders by inertial sensors: a systematic review.
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J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2018 Nov 6;15(1):94. doi: 10.1186/s12984-018-0447-y

Effectiveness of virtual reality in the treatment of hand function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review.
Rathinam C, Mohan V, Peirson J, Skinner J, Nethaji KS, Kuhn I.
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Conservative therapeutic interventions for osteoarthritic finger joints: A systematic review.
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An overview of robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Effectiveness of physical therapy and electrophysical modalities. An updated systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Huisstede BMA, Hoogvliet P, Franke TPC, Randsdorp MS, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Aug;99(8):1623-1634.e23. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.08.482. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Evidence of benefit of telerehabitation after orthopedic surgery: A systematic review.
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J Med Internet Res. 2017 Apr 28;19(4):e142. doi: 10.2196/jmir.6836.

Interactive wearable systems for upper body rehabilitation: a systematic review.
Wang Q, Markopoulos P, Yu B, Chen W, Timmermans A.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2017 Mar 11;14(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0229-y.

Effects of robot-assisted therapy for the upper limb after stroke.
Veerbeek JM, Langbroek-Amersfoort AC, van Wegen EE, Meskers CG, Kwakkel G.
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