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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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.
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’.
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