Stratified Care for Low Back Pain

Stratified Care for Low Back Pain

Explore stratified care for low back pain and Patient Prognosis Subgrouping with focus on the STarT Back approach

Summary

The course will have a broad overview of Stratified Care for Low Back Pain and then have a deeper look at the Patient Prognosis Subgrouping with focus on the STarT Back Approach.  The course will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.

Introduction

Stratified Care for Low Back Pain matches subgroups of patients to specific treatments.  The subgroups are based on certain characteristics that will assist the clinician’s decision making in providing the appropriate treatment for low back pain. Different approaches to stratified care exist and it is important for physiotherapists to understand the different approaches and make an informed decision on which approach(es) will be more appropriate for their patients.

Outline

This short course consists of three main elements:

  1. Video of interview with topic specialist
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz