Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 35: The Smallest Worthwhile Effect of Physiotherapy

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How much of an improvement would you need to see in order to feel that physiotherapy was going to be worthwhile for your low back, neck, or shoulder pain? This is the question that this study examines and that is discussed in this episode. Also Sandy considers opening a steak restaurant.

The smallest worthwhile effect of primary care physiotherapy did not differ across musculoskeletal pain sites.
Christiansen DH, de Vos Andersen NB, Poulsen PH, Ostelo RW.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 May 28. pii: S0895-4356(17)31379-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.05.019. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com:
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

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