This study aims to investigate whether a walking program will aid standard physiotherapy treatment in patients diagnosed with chronic, recurrent lower back pain (CLBP). Pharmaceutical investigations match diagnosis specific treatments to pain phenotypes, however physiotherapy is less discerning . Exercise prescription, walking, massage and manipulation are established physiotherapy treatments for homogenous CLBP [2-3]. This study will compare usual care physiotherapy and walking for the treatment of different CLBP phenotypes. The primary outcome measures will be pain and function. The Biopsychosocial components of fear avoidance and catastrophic thinking are salient underpinnings to CLBP and this study .
|Publication status||Published - 12 May 2017|
|Event||2017 PainSA Conference - Century City Conference Center, Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 12 May 2017 → 14 May 2017
|Conference||2017 PainSA Conference|
|Period||12/05/17 → 14/05/17|
- Low back pain