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Are you translating research into clinical practice? What to think about when it does not seem to be working

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed substantially to the manuscript and approved the manuscript for submission. MCM and EKR conceptualised the review. MCM, WG, GLM and EKR wrote the manuscript.

  • Funding MCM is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship through the NHMRC of Australia. EKR is supported by an Early Career Fellowship from the NHMRC of Australia. GLM is supported by a Leadership Investigator Grant from the NHMRC of Australia ID 1178444.

  • Competing interests GLM has received support from ConnectHealth UK, Seqirus, Kaiser Permanente, Workers’ Compensation Boards in Australia, Europe and North America, AIA Australia, the International Olympic Committee, Port Adelaide Football Club and Arsenal Football Club. Professional and scientific bodies have reimbursed him for travel costs related to presentation of research on pain at scientific conferences/symposia. He has received speaker fees for lectures on pain and rehabilitation. He receives book royalties from NOIgroup publications, Dancing Giraffe Press and OPTP. MCM has received speaker fees for lectures on tendinopathy. EKR has received speaker fees for lectures on tendinopathy and has designed an app for anterior knee pain rehabilitation.

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