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Is thoracic spine posture important for shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain has long been regarded as a postural problem, which develops as a result of improper positioning of the spine, shoulder blades, head and shoulder joint. Early anecdotal evidence […]


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Factors other than Clinical Examination findings predict the Outcome of Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain

The aim of this study was to identify which patient characteristics (baseline measures), commonly assessed at the first physiotherapy appointment are associated with the outcome of physiotherapy for musculoskeletal shoulder pain. […]


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Physiotherapists’ confidence implementing a biopsychosocial approach to managing CLBP

CLBP treatment guidelines generally acknowledge a shift toward a biopsychosocial management approach in which the cognitive, psychological and social dimensions of CLBP are considered in addition to the physical and […]


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Abdominal bracing affects kinematics during functional tasks

Rehabilitation specialists around the world advocate activating the abdominal wall muscles in order to enhance spinal stability and prevent injuries to the low back, pelvis and lower limbs. It is […]


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Cognitive Functional Therapy for chronic low back pain: The patients’ perspective

Samantha Bunzli of the Pain-Ed team recently discussed a qualitative paper by the Pain-Ed group on www.bodyinmind.org regarding the mechanisms by which a promising therapy for pain (CFT) works. That post is […]