UK Naval Service: Injury & Return to Work

Research Paper Title The Injury Burden of Recent Combat Operations: Mortality, Morbidity, and Return to Service of U.K. Naval Service Personnel following Combat Trauma. Background The study establishes the functional outcomes of service personnel injured in current conflicts by correlating data on initial injury to the findings of medical boards after trauma and reconstructive treatment.… Read More


Research: Physical Activity, Chronic Pain & Return to Work

Research Paper Title Efficacy of ‘Tailored Physical Activty’ of ‘Chronic Pain Self-Management Program’ on Return to Work for Sick-listed Citizens: Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Background Pain affects quality of life and can result in absence from work. Treatment and/or prevention strategies for musculoskeletal pain-related long-term sick leave are currently undertaken in several health sectors.… Read More

MSK Disorders & Return to Work

Encouraging patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders to return to work early on a part time basis is better than if they stay off work altogether. A Finnish randomised controlled study of 60 patients reports that such ‘part time sick leave’ did not exacerbate pain related symptoms and functional disability, and improved self rated general health… Read More