Featured Review: Towards an integrated clinical framework for patient with shoulder pain
Shoulder pain (SP) represents a common musculoskeletal condition that requires physical therapy care. However, the current evaluation strategies are currently being challenged in their ability to successfully evaluate SP. This review explores the possibility of a more bio-psychosocial and pragmatic approach, and concludes that, in the future, the category of non-specific shoulder pain and its peculiarities should be taken into account in diagnostic and prognostic research studies.
Aims and scope
Archives of Physiotherapy (formerly Italian Journal of Physiotherapy) is an open access journal disseminating research covering all aspects of physiotherapy. Featured topics include clinical trials in different areas of disability (musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio-pulmonary), diagnostic, measurement-focused, observational, prognostic and qualitative studies, as well as systematic reviews, meta-analyses and case reports. The journal also welcomes Letters to the Editor, which provide thoughtful debate on issues of concern to the physiotherapy profession and related disciplines.
The publication costs for Archives of Physiotherapy are covered by The Italian Society of Physiotherapy (Società Italiana di Fisioterapia, S.I.F.) and The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
5th National Congress of the Italian Society of Physiotherapy: meeting abstracts
Milan, Italy. 3-4 October 2015
2017 Journal Metrics
Days from submission to first decision: 100 days
Days from submission to acceptance: 157
Days from acceptance to publication: 15 days
Altmetric Mentions: 309