14
Feb

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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 […]

14
Nov

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Does a ”positive” test and some muscle guarding around the pelvis mean that the pelvis is unstable?

Our study demonstrated that simply inducing experimental pain over the posterior sacro-iliac ligaments in painfree people resulted in the kind of findings often reported in patients with pelvic pain; a positive […]

17
Oct

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Back pain: Tired of trying to fit square pegs into round holes?

Have you ever found that your back pain patient doesn’t fit into whatever classification system that you have been taught? Have you ever got confused because the different ways to […]

05
Oct

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Identifying different sensory profiles among people with low back pain

Have you  noticed that for some patients back pain is localised and their symptoms are clearly reproducible and relieved based on how they sit, stand and move? Yet for others […]

12
Sep

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“Don’t bend your back whilst lifting”- is this the best advice?

Laura Holder works as a vocational physiotherapist for Active Plus in Auckland, New Zealand, where she is involved in manual handling training and providing rehabilitation programmes to assist clients in […]