CHESM is collaborating with the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland and Curtin University to investigate innovative, streamlined treatment pathways to advance understanding of recovery from musculoskeletal conditions. This study aims to improve health care by providing the right treatment to the right people at the right time.
The study runs for 12 months and participants are required to complete an online questionnaire at the start, followed by further questionnaires at 3, 6 and 12 months after they enrol. Participants will be allocated to one of two groups; one group will be treated by their usual doctor or health professional as required, while the other group will be given treatment based on their responses to the questionnaires, with care provided by their primary care provider and/or a specialist provider.
You may be eligible if you:
- Have sought health care within the last 4 weeks or plan to do so in the next 4 weeks for neck pain or whiplash, low back pain or knee osteoarthritis
- Neck pain or whiplash (>18 years old)
- Non-specific low back pain (>18 years old)
- Knee osteoarthritis (>45 years old) and have not undergone or scheduled for joint replacement surgery
- No confirmed fractures or dislocations at the time of the injury
PACE was designed and developed by researchers at the University of Sydney, with collaborators from the University of Melbourne, Curtin University, The University of Queensland, Macquarie University and Keele University. This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Take part in our other research projects
Modified Yoga Exercise (COPE)
This study is comparing the effects of online education to a modified yoga exercise program for managing osteoarthritis symptoms.
Musculoskeletal pain treatment pathways (PACE)
This study is comparing the treatment pathways provided in primary and specialist care to advance understanding of recovery from musculoskeletal conditions
Exercise for Hip Pain (PHOENIX)
This study is comparing the effects of two different 9-month exercise programs on hip osteoarthritis symptoms.
Physiotherapists' Survey: Managing Hip Pain (CHASE)
This study is examining how physiotherapists manage chronic hip pain.
Osteoarthritis Knowledge Survey (OAKS)
This study is examining people's knowledge of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women
This study is assessing athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in female netball players.
Ankle sprains in netball
This study is investigating ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability in netball.