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Low back disorders: evidence-based prevention and rehabilitation
  1. C Richardson1,
  2. J Hides2
  1. 1Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
  2. 2Clinical Supervisor, University of Queensland/ Mater Hospital Back Stability Clinic, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia;

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    S McGill. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics (, 2002, £34.00, pp 312. ISBN 0736042415

    There are many ways in which rehabilitative exercise, postural correction, ergonomics, as well as vast numbers of pain relieving techniques can assist in the prevention and treatment of low back pain. Research teams throughout the world are beginning to provide evidence for effective management strategies within their areas of expertise. This research often relies on development of valid and reliable measurement techniques. Some research teams focus on clinical trials, in which validated pain and disability measures are used to provide evidence for efficacy of a particular method …

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