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Research short: Work is good for you, but...

Dr Mary Wyatt

The UK's treating practitioners say that work is beneficial, but how do they actually behave when making recommendations about back problems?

In the United Kingdom, a series of chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists were interviewed about their beliefs regarding return to work. Work, they agreed, is generally beneficial. However, if a particular worker had a back problem and did not want to take time off work, many treaters were of the opinion that this would have a negative impact on recovery. A lot of practitioners advised patients to take time off work to focus o...

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