Low back pain.


Journal Article

The Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has an ongoing effort to create evidence-based practice guidelines for orthopaedic physical therapy management of patients with musculoskeletal impairments described in the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The purpose of these low back pain clinical practice guidelines, in particular, is to describe the peer-reviewed literature and make recommendations related to (1) treatment matched to low back pain subgroup responder categories, (2) treatments that have evidence to prevent recurrence of low back pain, and (3) treatments that have evidence to influence the progression from acute to chronic low back pain and disability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Delitto, A; George, SZ; Van Dillen, L; Whitman, JM; Sowa, G; Shekelle, P; Denninger, TR; Godges, JJ; Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association,

Published Date

  • April 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 4

Start / End Page

  • A1 - 57

PubMed ID

  • 22466247

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22466247

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-1344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2519/jospt.2012.42.4.A1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States