Every therapist experiences times where they are under pressure to perform a quick and effective musculoskeletal assessment and low back pain (LBP) is a very common ailment seen by clinicians and therapists. This article describes the exact process of a 10-minute LBP musculoskeletal assessment with a structured approach to history and examination. Early mobilisation is key to a successful outcome. This article covers LBP pathologies, a flow chart for determining whether the back pain needs immediate or urgent management, examination tests, investigations, management and suggested stretching exercises with an accompanying patient leaflet and a certificated elearning quiz.
- MSK Research into Practice |Co-Kinetic Journal October 2016 (Issue 70) [Group of articles]
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