Subgrouping Patients with Low Back Pain: What Group is Most Likely to Benefit from Pilates
The Balanced Body Newsletter; Pilates quarterly Spring 2009
by Tom Lavosky
"Physical therapists utilize a wide range of interventions in the management of patients with low back pain (LBP). Approximately 50% of all patients presenting to outpatient physical therapy clinics seek treatment for LBP. Clinical research has not shown that one treatment is superior to another where “broad inclusion criteria”, meaning anyone with low back pain (LBP), is used. Recent research, however, does show that if patients with LBP are placed in subgroups based on a cluster of signs and symptoms, one treatment does demonstrate greater efficacy over other…."
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