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Standing Habituation Instructions for Standing Intolerant Low Back Pain

Published by <p>This intervention piece is intended to teach people with standing intolerant low back pain how to slowly improve this tolerance over time. It draws from current research. Nelson-Wong, E., Gallagher, K., Johnson, E., Antonioli, C., Ferguson, A., Harris, S., Johnson, H., & Miller, J. B. (2020). Increasing standing tolerance in office workers with standing-induced back […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Occupational therapy printable handout: Toileting with spinal precautions

Toileting with Spinal Precautions

Published by <p>This resource covers different strategies and equipment that can be used to help with toileting while the patient is in a TLSO and/or with spinal precautions. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

From Recidivism to Transformation: Rethinking How We Approach Chronic Conditions

Published by <p>Frustrated by repeat patients who never seem to maintain their gains from therapy? This interactive course will examine the role of health behaviors in the effective management of chronic conditions. Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change as a guiding framework, we will identify stages of behavior change and target interventions to specific stages. Self-reflection […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical therapy printable handout: How to hip hinge

How to Hip Hinge

Published by <p>This intervention piece outlines the optimal technique to hinge at the hip. It can be used to guide deadlift exercise technique or to teach someone how to pick up objects while limiting lumbar flexion as much as possible. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical therapy printable handout: Spondylolisthesis grading and management resource for clinicians

Spondylolisthesis Grading and Management Resource for Clinicians

Published by <p>Back pain is commonly non-specific in nature, but one of the specific causes of low back pain is lumbar spondylolisthesis. This resource outlines what spondylolisthesis is, its diagnostic criteria, and management implications. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical therapy printable handout: Evidence based core exercises for scoliosis

Evidence Based Core Exercises for Scoliosis

Published by <p>Do you wonder which exercises are best for people with scoliosis? This exercise intervention outlines two simple exercises that can be utilized as part of a home program for people with scoliosis. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Barriers to Home-Based Exercise Program Adherence With Chronic Low Back Pain: Patient Expectations Regarding New Technologies (2016)

Published by <p>A qualitative interview study was conducted. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in a sample of 29 patients with chronic lower back pain who had been recommended home-based exercise for at least 2 months. The age of the sample ranged from 20-85 years old and 17 of the 29 patients were women.  Multiple individuals participated in the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Cognitive-Behavioral-Based Physical Therapy for Patients With Chronic Pain Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2016)

Published by <p>Participants undergoing lumbar laminectomy with or without fusion were recruited. To be included participants needed to fulfill the following criteria: undergoing a laminectomy with or without arthrodesis for a lumbar degenerative condition, 21 years of age or older, English speaking, have back and/or lower extremity pain for at least 6 months, no history of neurological […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Effectiveness of Mechanical Traction Among Subgroups of Patients With Low Back Pain and Leg Pain: A Randomized Trial (2016)

Published by <p>A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Participants were eligible if they were 18-60 years old, had leg pain radiating into the leg, had positive straight leg raise or a diminished myotome, dermatome, or reflex consistent with nerve root compression, and had a Oswestry disability score of at least 20 or more. Participants were excluded if […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Influence of Timing of Surgery on Cauda Equina Syndrome: Outcomes at a National Spinal Centre on Cauda Equina Syndrome (2018)

Published by <p>Cauda equina syndrome (CES) significantly affects the quality of life of those who suffer from it and is generally regarded as a surgical emergency despite there being no consensus on the best timing for surgery. The authors of the presently examined retrospective study sought to determine if early decompression and if classification via the British […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>