8h30 – 10h00: Can we improve first-line decision making for back pain? – Jonathan C Hill, PT, PhD
10h00 – 10h15: Refreshment break
10h15 – 11h45: Non-operative management of lumbar spinal stenosis – Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD
11h45 – 12h00: Final question round, discussion and closing
Deadline to register: June 28st
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Can we improve first-line decision making for back pain?
Jonathan C Hill, PT, PhD
Jonathan will present the results of the recent STarT MSK pilot trial (n=524) that improved GP first-line decision-making for patients using a stratified care approach. He will also speak about current research ($5.7m EU Back-UP project) to develop a digital health platform that supports first-line decision making for back and neck pain, provides self-management resources, links to wearable technology to promote physical activity (SELFBACK), provides patient progress monitoring, and presents patient progress data on dashboards for rehabilitation clinicians.
Non-operative management of lumbar spinal stenosis
Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a leading cause of pain, disability and loss of independence in people over the age of 65. With the aging population, we are seeing an exponential rise in the number of people with LSS. In this presentation, we will review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options for LSS with a focus on non-operative management.