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Physiotherapy functional restoration in the treatment of post-acute LBP

Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effectiveness of physiotherapy functional restoration for post-acute low back pain: a systematic review

Man Ther. 2013 Feb;18(1):4-25. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.06.005. Epub 2012 Jul 15

Contributing Authors: MC Richards JJ Ford SL Slater AJ Hahne LD Surkitt M Davidson JM McMeeken

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16 trials satisfied the inclusion criteria to study the effects of physiotherapy functional restoration (PFR), consisting of exercise and cognitive-behavioural interventions, compared to other treatments or placebo in patients with post-acute low back pain. Outcomes of interest included pain, function, and sick leave. There was moderate to high quality evidence for small but statistically signific...

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