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Pain and Injury in Dancers

Dancers report a high level of pain and/or injury. While research in non-dance populations has shown that pain involves not just physical (e.g. strength) and anatomical (e.g. tissue sprain) factors, […]


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Patients think the back is “Easy to Harm, Hard to Heal”

People who have back pain may view their back negatively and consequently focus on information which confirms their negative beliefs. In this qualitative study by Ben Darlow and colleagues from the […]


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What about my protruding or bulging disc?

It is one of the most infamous parts of the body as it is frequently blamed for severe and unpleasant low back pain (LBP). However, as discussed previously here, there is no evidence that […]


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How do physiotherapists feel about treating more than just the back in people with chronic low back pain?

There is considerable evidence that when people have chronic low back pain (LBP), several factors can be involved in delaying their recovery and ability to enjoy a good quality of […]


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What clinicians say they advise for low back pain is not what they actually do in clinical practice

In this study actors were trained to simulate patients with non-specific low back pain. The participating physiotherapists were initially asked what they would do for sample clinical vignettes. They were […]