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Different forms of exercise for chronic low back pain (PEDro synthesis)
  1. Aimie Laura Peek1,
  2. Matthew L Stevens2
  1. 1Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, England
  2. 2Musculoskeletal division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Aimie Laura Peek, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton TA15DA, Somerset, England; aimie.peek{at}

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This section features a synthesis of a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database ( PEDro is a free, web-based database of evidence relevant to physiotherapy.

▸ Searle A, Spink M, Ho A, et al. Exercise interventions for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Clin Rehabil 2015;29:1155–67.


Low back pain (LBP) is an extremely common health condition and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Exercise for the treatment of chronic LBP is widely recommended in current national and international guidelines,1 however, there is no consensus with regards to the type of exercise, duration or intensity.


To investigate the effectiveness of general exercise, and of specific types of …

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  • Contributors ALP and MLS selected the systematic review, interpreted the data and wrote the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.