Low Back Pain

Associations Between Physical Therapy Continuity of Care and Health Care Utilization and Costs in Patients With Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

High physical therapy provider continuity appears to be associated with a decreased likelihood of lumbar surgery and fewer lower back pain-related health care costs.

Examination procedures and interventions for the hip in the management of low back pain: a survey of physical therapists.

Physical therapists commonly examine and provide interventions directed at the hip(s) for individuals with lower back pain. Post-professional fellowship training appears to influence the intervention selection of the physical therapist, with an increase in usage of hip joint manual therapy and a decrease in hip muscle flexibility and modality usage.