Clinical efficacy and physiological mechanisms of nerve and tendon gliding exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome. (2008–2011)
Compression of one of the major nerves at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) is a very common condition that significantly impacts on the well-being of the patient. To date, there is no good evidence that traditionally advocated interventions are effective in the long term. This project will evaluate the effect of a novel, active treatment strategy and will investigage the underlying mechanisms that may be associated with exercises that aim to mobilise th nerve and tendons at the wrist.