Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford
We carry out important applied research aiming to improve the lives of patients through musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Part of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford, we work with and receive funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford and the Oxford Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit.
Founded in 2012
Varied portfolio of expertise
International impact on healthcare
Blinding in trials of interventional procedures is possible and worthwhile
Wartolowska K. et al, (2017), F1000 Research
Explaining How Cognitive Behavioral Approaches Work for Low Back Pain: Mediation Analysis of the Back Skills Training Trial.
Fordham B. et al, (2017), Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 42, E1031 - E1039
The treatment of segmental tibial fractures: does patient preference differ from surgeon choice?
Little Z. et al, (2017), Injury
Corrigendum to "Osteopathic manipulative treatment: A systematic review and critical appraisal of comparative effectiveness and health economics research" [Musculoskelet. Sci. Pract. 27 165-175].
Steel A. et al, (2017), Musculoskelet Sci Pract, 30
A unified multi-level model approach to assessing patient responsiveness including; return to normal, minimally important differences and minimal clinically important improvement for patient reported outcome measures.
Sayers A. et al, (2017), BMJ Open, 7
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Studies seeking participants
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The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences aims to discover the causes of musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver excellent, innovative care that improves people’s quality of life.