Physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain: Study supports concept of self management of pain…

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7479.1402-a (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1402
  1. Dan Doherty (dan@x-wing.fsnet.co.uk), extended scope musculoskeletal physiotherapist
  1. Maldon and South Chelmsford Primary Care Trust, St Peter's Hospital, Maldon CM9 6EG

    EDITOR—As a qualified physiotherapist with postgraduate training in manipulative therapy, I believe that physiotherapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths should stop squabbling and appreciate that each discipline is valuable in its own right.1 2

    The study by Frost et al comparing physiotherapy with advice for low back pain confirms what most therapists already know: it is extremely difficult to …

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