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Multidisciplinary treatment 

Multidisciplinary treatment
Chapter:
Multidisciplinary treatment
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (4 ed.)
Author(s):

Sarah Ryan

, Jo Adams

, Anne O’Brien

, and Anita Williams

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642489.003.0076_update_002
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Multidisciplinary treatment is required to optimize the physical, psychological, and social function of people living with a long-term musculoskeletal condition. Multidisciplinary treatment is usually provided by a team which includes doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. Each member of the team provides their own unique contribution with the shared goal of suppressing the activity and impact of the condition while educating and supporting people to manage their own symptoms effectively. This chapter focuses on treatment from the perspective of four disciplines: nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and podiatry.

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