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Instructions for Acute Low Back Pain

December 27, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Nearly everyone will experience low back pain at some time. This handout provides instructions that may be helpful for individuals who have mild low back pain. It is an ideal sheet for clinicians to give after consultations and follows methods popularized by Robin McKenzie.
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Directional Preference Sample Progressions for Low Back Pain with Radiating Pain

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This resource is for clients wanting to take control of back pain that is radiating down the leg. Directional preference exercise, or stretching in a direction that reduces or brings symptoms closer to your back, can be useful to help control symptoms early on during the rehabilitation process. This intervention outlines some strategies that can […]
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Cue Sheet for Spinal Pathology

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Serious spinal pathology is rare but can have devastating consequences if not recognized and referred for appropriate treatment. This cue sheet is designed for people with back pain to fill out prior to their physical therapy evaluation so that the therapist can then review it and follow-up on any checked items. It provides some questions […]
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Cauda Equina Syndrome: Quick Examination Checklist for Clinicians

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Serious spinal pathology is very rare but can have significant consequences if not recognized and if referral is not made quickly and appropriately. This resource is based on recently published guidelines from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists and is designed as an intensive one page overview of different signs/symptoms of cauda equina […]
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