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Advice to athletes with Back Pain: Get active!

“Prolonged inactivity for an athlete with LBP can increase their injury risk, which ultimately results in further inactivity and
potentially more pain. While ‘keep active’ might seem an odd recommendation for athletes with LBP, emphasising activity as
a means to recovering well from LBP, as well as maintaining performance levels, remains an appropriate message. The
rationale for any reduction of painful activities, even in the short term, should be communicated clearly and simply to
athletes, to avoid them viewing either the activities as dangerous, or their bodies as vulnerable.”


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