Sep – Oct 2012 – Editorial Low back pain (LBP) represents up to 50 percent of patients seeking out-patient physical therapy services, yet little consensus exists in the literature as to the most appropriate conservative care management techniques.1, 2 One proposed explanation suggests study sample inclusion criteria are traditionally Read More.. CURRENT ISSUE: Sep – Oct 2012 Volume 25, No. 3

As summer comes to an end and we enter into fall, changes occur like the leaves on the trees (sorry for the cheesy comparison!). As we move into September excitement builds for what looks like to be an amazing IFOMPT conference in Quebec City. The registration deadline is quickly approaching (mid-September) so we hope that you have looked at the program on the IFOMPT website. The program looks spectacular with clinically relevant presentations that will surely inform your clinical practices. Thank-you to Rob Werstine, Elaine Maheu, Bert Chesworth, Jack Miller, Anita Gross, and many more dedicated division members for their tireless efforts in making the IFOMPT conference a success and advancing our country on the international platform.

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1. Pragmatic application of a clinical prediction rule in primary care to identify patients with low back pain with a good prognosis following a brief spinal manipulation intervention
Julie M Fritz*1,2, John D Childs3 and Timothy W Flynn4
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2. Preliminary Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule for Determining Which Patients With Low Back Pain Will Respond to a Stabilization Exercise Program
Gregory E. Hicks, PhD, PT, Julie M. Fritz, PhD, PT, ATC, Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, Stuart M. McGill, PhD View Full Article
2. Effectiveness of an Extension-Oriented Treatment approach in a in a Subgroup of Subjects With Low Back
David A Browder, John D Childs, Joshua A Cleland and Julie Fritz

View Full Article 3. Classification of low back-related leg pain A proposed patho-mechanism-based approach
Axel Schafer a,b,*, Toby Hall b,c,1, Kathy Briffa b,2 View Full Article

  1. Subgrouping Table Reference
  2. Stabilization Protocol
  3. The S-LANSS Score for Identifying Pain of Predominantly Neuropathic Origin

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Hypothesis Oriented Algorithm for the Clinician

A case presentation of an adolescent pitcher with shoulder pain.

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