There research on the effectiveness of Physical Therapy for back pain is not compelling. This presentation overviews the current evidence base and discusses the potential for classification of back pain to demonstrate stronger support for Physical Therapy.
The Specific Treatment of Problems of the Spine (STOPS) trial protocol is then presented. This study was recently completed showing moderate to strong effect sizes favouring Physical Therapy over evidence-based advice.
Note that the clinical protocol details in the presentation are examples only. For the full clinical protocol visit Physical Therapy Reviews