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Workplace intervention VS clinical intervention

Julian Fernando

In this battle of the lower back pain heavyweights, who comes out on top and why?

Take Home Messages: Workplace interventions for lower back pain are a cost effective way to improve return to work outcomes. Important elements of successful workplace interventions include: An assessment of the workplace; Subsequent ergonomic modifications; and Case management in consultation with all the important stakeholders (ergonomist /occupational health nurse, worker, supervisor etc.). Clinical interventions (based on graded exe...

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