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Non-pharmacological therapies 

Non-pharmacological therapies
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Non-pharmacological therapies
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10.1093/med/9780198831426.003.0019
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date: 05 May 2021

Non-pharmacological therapeutic options are an important aspect of care for those with musculoskeletal conditions and a team approach is vital. Commonly, occupational therapists offer guidance and advice on a range of issues, one of which is joint protection. Joint protection and the educational framework for patients are provided alongside aids and assistive devices used to protect the joints (such as splinting) and the rationale behind joint protection approaches are outlined and referenced. Other resources are thermotherapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Occupational therapists also can provide support for patients on issues such as fatigue and stress.

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