SITTING POSTURE & BACK PAIN: WHERE BELIEFS MEET SCIENCE

by Marcos Lopez, PT, DPT, OCS, September 25, 2016

Despite evidence to the contrary, it is commonly believed that “bad posture” is a leading cause of back pain. This erroneous belief is not just promoted by patients; many clinicians also subscribe to this outdated notion. It is important to distinguish between association and causation. The clinical observation that sitting behaviour may influence pain intensity […] Read More...

Back Pain and Imaging: Part 2

by Marcos Lopez, PT, DPT, OCS, June 20, 2016

Do you have back pain? Do not rush to get an image. The research shows that those that rush to get imaging done before physical therapy on average will spend almost $5,000 more compared to those that sought out conservatives measures first. If you experience back pain, consider a conservative approach like general exercise and […] Read More...

Back Pain and Imaging: Part 1

by Marcos Lopez, PT, DPT, OCS, June 17, 2016

Do you have back pain? Do not rush to get an image. The research shows that there is a high likelihood of finding “abnormal findings” on an image, however these findings are not predictive of future low back pain and are poorly correlated to levels of pain and disability. In fact, most people who do […] Read More...