Category: Back pain

Examination of the pelvic-hip region

This article discusses the evidence based examination of the pelvic-hip stabilisers. The role of clinical examination and investigations are discussed. Grimaldi’s paper complements previous articles on the “Kinematic Chain” concept of Butler (2003) Wainner’s “Regional Interdependance” (2007).  Enjoy the read! Assessing lateral stability of the hip and pelvis   Grimaldi, A, 2010 Abstract: Proper function of the […]

Clinical Prediction Models

This article highlights the clinical findings that suggest spinal manipulation will improve a patient. It’s a good read and reinforces the idea that the individual examination of patients and their subsequent subgrouping improves clinical outcomes. Well worth a read. A Clinical Prediction Rule for Classifying Patients with Low Back Pain Who Demonstrate Short-Term Improvement With Spinal Manipulation […]

Are we afraid to move

Does fear of moving change the way in which we move? This is a common question from students. This is a recent article describing the relationship between fear of movement and movement patterns. Read it through and see how it develops your understanding of this relationship. Trunk motor control deficits in acute and subacute low […]

Prone Knee Bend in test LBP

In clinical practice its becoming more apparent that we need to understand what is a normal reaction to a clinical test. This may sound obvious but what is the normal increase in lumbar lordosis during the prone lying knee flexion test? This article demonstrates the need for greater understanding of common clinical tests. Read it […]

Prognosis in Acute Low Back Pain

I was reading through some of the evidence on acute low back pain and thought this was interesting. How many times do you hear “it will settle in 6 weeks with or without your physio. Just wait and see!”. Take a look at this research. Prognosis in patients with recent onset low back pain in […]