Having good posture is an ideal that is instilled in us from early on – has anyone not been told to sit or stand up straight at some point in their life? There is, however, virtually no evidence to support these beliefs. This article discusses what the research actually tells us about posture, allowing you to determine when posture might or might not be influencing your patient’s pain, if modifying it might help or if one/some of the other many and complex factors might be having a greater effect.
Rebrandable client resources on the role and importance of posture for a whole range of health and wellbeing reasons. It includes 20 pieces of content including a customer newsletter, two infographics, seven advice leaflets on... Read More
Many people, most of the time, move without thinking about what they are doing. The right muscles fire at the right time to prepare, support and execute the desired moment. Sometimes, though, perhaps in response... Read More
This advice leaflet outlines how back pain can occur in cycling, the injury, management, rehabilitation and prevention. It has been written specifically for patients. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or... Read More
Set of rebrandable client resources on the topic of golfing injuries. It includes a client newsletter, "Avoid the Back Pain Bunker", an exercise handout of back strengthening exercises, a golf injury cheat sheet and an infographic on 5 Strategies for Avoiding a Golfing Injury. For more information about branding the content click here. You can download the infographic and three pieces of associated social media by logging in or registering a free account below (no subscription required).
These leaflets are included in all our monthly subscriptions or they can be purchased individually using the purchase button below.
This leaflet outlines the many benefits of exercise for lower back pain and has been written specifically for patients. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or as part of any of the main Co-Kinetic subscriptions.
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common presentations in primary healthcare. It is a complex condition with a multifactorial aetiology, which perhaps explains why there is a lack of strong clear evidence for effective treatment protocols. The treatment-based classification (TBC) system is one of several models that classify LBP patients into subgroups in order to tailor treatment more appropriately, which seems to yield improved outcomes. This article reviews the evidence available, the TBC system and treatment recommendations. With explanatory videos, links to current research results and patient exercise leaflets, this article will allow you to better understand and more effectively treat your LBP patients. Register below to read the key points for this article
This leaflet covers back strengthening exercises for golfers and has been written for patients. The exercise handout gives information on the rehabilitation programme, guidance for stretching exercises and progression speed. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or as part of any of the main Co-Kinetic subscriptions.
Rebrandable client resources exploring ways of getting better sleep if you suffer from back pain. It includes a client newsletter on 6 Sleep Strategies for Back Pain Sufferers, 4 Exercise Advice Handouts on Back Pain Rehabilitation and 3 Infographic style advice sheets on Sleeping Positions for Back Pain Sufferers, 7 Yoga Poses and a Morning Stretch Routine. All of the above are re-brandable. For more information about branding this content click here. You can download three of the patient leaflets by logging in or registering a free account below (no subscription required).
This leaflet comes in 3 different printable formats and has been written for patients. It gives information on why back pain is common during pregnancy, suggests treatment options and gives advice on how to relieve the pain and anatomical stresses brought on by pregnancy. The leaflet is provided in three versions: A4 double page spread, A3 double page spread and 2 x A4 single pages. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or through part of a subscription. We can also rebrand any of these leaflets to include your own logo and contact details. More information about rebranding can be found here.
This article describes a quick and effective assessment process for low back pain that can be carried out in just 10 minutes. Low back pain (LBP) is a very common ailment seen by clinicians and therapists but with a structured approach to history and examination, a quick assessment can still be extremely effective. Early mobilisation is key to a successful outcome. This article covers LBP pathologies, a flow chart for determining whether the back pain needs immediate or urgent management, examination tests, investigations, management and suggested stretching exercises with an accompanying patient leaflet and a certificated elearning quiz.
More than 50% of pregnant women suffer low back pain (LBP). This article describes the distinction between physiological and pathological back pain, the difference between pelvic girdle pain and low back pain and outlines diagnostic strategies and treatment options for each. The full text of the article is available with a free registered account. The paid version includes 3 patient advice leaflets and 3 sizes of the Good v Bad Desk Posture Poster in print-ready format (which is also brandable).
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the benefit of grading low back pain using the ‘subgroups for targeted treatment’ (STarT) back screening tool from Keele University.
This content consists of a 7 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Glyn Towlerton trained as an undergraduate in Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and commenced training in postgraduate medical specialities at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital before gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1992.
Dr Towlerton further specialised in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1995. He undertook fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Seattle, USA prior to taking up his substantive NHS appointment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2000.
Dr Towlerton lead the Clinical Pain Management team involved in acute post-operative and chronic pain conditions. He is also a Consultant to the Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr Towlerton specialises in non-surgical treatments for the back, neck and leg. He has particular expertise in treating lumbar, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain. He has treated many elite athletes from a wide range of sports for over a decade.
Dr Towlerton's special interests include spinal interventional procedures and injections and spinal cord stimulation. He is also a member of BMA, British Pain Society and British Association of Spinal Surgeons.
20 pieces of social media on the topic of back pain, which you can post to Facebook or Twitter using our simple 4-step scheduling tool. Each piece of social media links to a email lead collection form where people can sign up to receive the downloadable resources. Once they have entered their details, we collect those email details for you, and deliver them to the resources they have signed up to receive. This campaign also includes a range of 'lead magnets' (high value pieces of content) which your viewers can download once they've entered their email address (don't worry, we take care of the whole process for you). All you need to do is schedule the social media to be sent to your social networks. You can use the campaign to build your email list and build reputation and authority by publishing some super-helpful content to your social networks.
To try out a free campaign and see how it works, just login or register an account below and visit the Campaigns section in the My Account panel.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews a case study concerning low back pain and cancer
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the increased healthcare usage and costs that seem to be associated with diagnostic imaging, possibly as a result of the ‘labelling effect’.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the poor correlation between cervical spine imaging results and the presence of clinical symptoms.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the correlation between imaging results and low back pain.
This patient information leaflet covers exercises and advice for sporting back. The leaflet includes an overview of the injury, along with specific strengthening and stretching exercises and repetition guidelines (which can be changed by practitioners where appropriate). Each exercise includes an image and description.
The double sided A4 (prints as a 4pp folded A5) full colour leaflet in PDF format is designed to be printed out and handed to your clients and can also be used on your website as part of a "call to action" document download (for more information read our article "Physical therapy website design: 10 homepage essentials for getting new clients"). You can purchase the leaflet individually, as part of the patient information section or as part of a full site subscription. To see a sample of the leaflet please click on the image icon in the media contents box.
Our Co-Kinetic patient advice leaflets are written and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and fitness professionals. Every leaflet is peer-reviewed at the very minimum by a professional in each of the following disciplines: physical therapy, manual therapy and exercise/fitness. Where appropriate we may also ask a recognised national charity to review and approve the content.
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