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  • Patient Information Leaflet: Back Strengthening for Golfers [Printable leaflet]

    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.

  • Back Pain Patient Information Resources

    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).

    These leaflets are included in all our monthly subscriptions or they can be purchased individually using the purchase button below.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Back Pain During Pregnancy [Printable leaflet]

    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.

  • Low Back Pain: The 10 Minute Assessment [Article]

    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.

  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy: Physiological versus Pathological Back Pain [Article]

    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).

  • The STarT back screening tool: a plausible tool for stratification

    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.

  • Low Back Pain: The really important things to exclude - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (7 mins)

    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.

  • Highlights of a case report involving low back pain and cancer

    Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews a case study concerning low back pain and cancer

  • Physical therapy or advanced medical imaging: how should low back pain be first managed?

    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’.

  • More imaging of asymptomatic subjects indicates more abnormal findings

    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.

  • Diagnostic imaging: don’t rush to associate findings with low back pain

    Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the correlation between imaging results and low back pain.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Exercises and Advice for Sporting Back [Printable leaflet]

    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.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Exercises and Advice Chronic Low Back Pain [Printable leaflet]

    This patient information leaflet covers exercises and advice for chronic low back pain. 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.

  • Does specificity of manipulation matter in the treatment of chronic low back pain (LBP)

    Recently, many in the manual therapy community have been questioning the mechanisms of how spinal manipulation works. While some hold onto the belief that spinal manipulation has more of a biomechanical and structural influence, others believe the effects to be neurophysiological. In a 2011 study published in the journal Spine, Fritz et al. concluded that the mechanisms are likely multifactorial. These researchers reported measuring a decrease in global and terminal stiffness and improved recruitment of the lumbar multifidus following a lumbar manipulation (1). A more recent randomised controlled trial published in Physical Therapy assessed and compared the immediate effects of regional and non-regional spinal manipulation in patients with chronic low back pain (2). This study was necessary to determine if we need to segmentally target vertebrae to get the positive effects that others have found. Let’s take a closer look at what they did and what they discovered.

  • Functional fascial taping: Does it have an effect on those with LBP?

    The effective treatment of non-specific low back pain (NLBP) is a tricky topic. Our research reviewer and latest sportEX commissioning editor, Joe Brence, shares his thoughts on a recent study that investigated the effects of functional fascial taping on NLBP.

  • Should a prescriptive clinical prediction rule drive our decision making process in patients with low back pain?

    Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into (1) the effectiveness of clinical prediction rules in the decision making process for therapists treating patients with low back pain, and (2) whether fear of movement affects the daily functioning of those who suffer from claudication.