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A Brief Review of Physiotherapy Practice towards Low Back Pain | Original Article

Yamini Sharma*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Physiotherapy is commonly used to treat low back pain and it seems eclectic from previous studies rather than always based on evidence. Most previous studies were carried out in western countries, and in India, no previous studies have attempted to explore low back pain physiotherapy. This study was intended to explore the self-reported physiotherapist management strategies in India, as it is not known if these are consistent with the current guidelines. This initial mapping of Indian low back pain physiotherapy indicated a number of 'good practices' areas in line with current guidelines. It also pointed out potential areas of concern with evidence-based practices, namely the very common use and potential for excessive treatment of passive electrotherapy methods. This report has consequences for Indian physiotherapy and education.