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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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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…
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Small steps, Strong shield: The benefits of Exercise to fight COVID

From the British Medical Journal: This is a ground breaking study to support the benefits of Exercise to prevent serious symptoms of COVID. (1) using objectively measured physical activity data to demonstrate a positive association between…

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…

Preventing anterior knee pain

Anterior Knee Pain can be prevented: Knee straps Running on softer surfaces Gradual progressive loading of exercise Foot Orthotics Read full article here: https://tinyurl.com/Knee-Pain-Prevention  
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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…