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Osteoporosis Injury Prevention

This consensus statement aimed to determine the physical activity and exercise needed to optimise bone strength, reduce fall and fracture risk, improve posture and manage vertebral fracture symptoms, while minimising potential risks in people…
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Low Back Pain Clinical Perspectives

Back Pain : The inside track Back pain is a leading cause of disability. It is also a costly challenge for our health care system. Unfortunately, many people receive passive treatment methods despite research showing the benefit of active…
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Low Back Pain Guidelines for Patients

Back Pain : Perspectives for patients One of the biggest challenges that clinicians face is to make treatment practical. There is overwhelming evidence that activity when there is back pain is most often helpful to reduce symptoms and expedite…
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Back Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines

Back Pain: The full report If you are like us, you likely want to know the reasons behind the decision making process. Transparency is always key in this type of process. This publication on lower back pain is the most recent research (End…
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Prevent injury with a good warm up! Use the Fifa 11+

The Fifa 11+ is an amazingly well researched program to prevent soccer injuries.  It is easily applied to a multitude of different sports.   Here is the research to support it's use. https://tinyurl.com/SPSC11Research Please…
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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…

Back Pain for Athletes… and Workers

Did you know? Back pain affects everyone! 3 Up to 9 in every 10 Olympic athletes experience LBP in their lifetime; at any 1 time, up to 2 in every 3 athletes might be experiencing LBP.   Low back pain (LBP) is common in the general and…

When is Abnormal Normal? MRI and normal aging

When is abnormal normal? Reframing MRI abnormalities as a normal part of ageing Adam G Culvenor , Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto, Joshua J Heerey British Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2021 Sports and exercise medicine clinicians…
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Research on Quality MSK Care – Key Points

What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: systematic review.  O'Sullivan et al, BJSM 2020 The challenges:   1. Overuse of…
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Breaking the cycle of chronic pain

Breaking the cycle of chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Upto one in five Canadian adults suffer from chronic pain. It also affects one in five people globally and is the primary reason people seek medical treatment. In most cases,…