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Manual handling training does not guarantee safe lifting or less pain

Dr. Leonard O’Sullivan (PhD, MTech, BTech) is a Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics and Human Factors in the Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He […]


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A clash of beliefs: why our western approach to pain didn’t work in a rural Zulu community

Low back pain (LBP) is a major health disorder that has been researched thoroughly in the western world context, but poorly in the context of the developing world.  Western attitudes […]


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People with back pain are often unclear about prognosis and how active they should be

This paper describes a survey of New Zealanders’ beliefs about back pain conducted by Ben Darlow and colleagues at the University of Otago. One thousand people were posted a newly […]


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My pelvis is hypermobile and goes out of place – really?

The research (e.g. here and here) and clinical practice of Dr. Britt Stuge (Physiotherapist) has helped her develop a reputation as one of the leading international clinical researchers in the management of […]


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How we communicate with patients experiencing chronic pain could be as important as what we do

People’s understanding about what is causing their pain, what they should do about it, and what will happen, has considerable influence on how they recover from back pain. This paper, […]