Low Back Pain Research at Clifton Hill Physiotherapy using Vimove Technology
Acute low back pain (LBP) is a very common musculoskeletal complaint seen in primary care. It is commonplace for people to seek care from their physiotherapist for episodes of low back pain. If you have been in this situation yourself, you may have experienced rigid taping as a part of treatment.
In the clinical setting, rigid taping is a commonly used treatment strategy to reduce pain and improve function by normalising movement. Despite its widespread use, there is limited evidence regarding rigid taping for low back pain.
At Clifton Hill Physiotherapy we are fortunate to have access to DorsaVi Vimove technology to assist in the care and treatment of our patients. Vimove is a specialist movement based technology suitable for many clinical situations.
Due to the high number of patients we see with low back pain, we recently carried out a study using our Vimove technology. We assessed a series of lumbar spine (low back) movements and functional tasks in a group of ten people without pain. We repeated these tasks with rigid taping and without and have collected the results.
The results showed a difference between movement in a step down task and also low back movements (side bend and back bend), between the two groups. This provides us with valuable information and has encouraged us to complete a second stage of this study- in a group of people with pain.
We anticipate the results will provide valuable evidence to support the use of taping in acute low back pain, furthering our commitment to evidence based practice here at Clifton Hill Physiotherapy. Watch this space for further updates.
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