Movement quality in patients with non-specific low back pain

Which activities and instruments can be used to assess movement quality in this specific population?

Patients with non-specific low back (NSLBP) can be recognised by the way they perform their daily activities: also defined as movement quality (MQ). Therapists observe and describe the MQ all on their own way using individual underlying concepts, which hinders a uniform way of assessment.

A survey among Dutch primary care physiotherapists and exercise therapists showed that they felt the need for and emphasised the relevance of a measurement instrument, which allows them to assess MQ during daily activities in a standardised way. Such an instrument would be helpful in the diagnostic process, and to evaluate the effect of their interventions on the MQ of patients with NSLBP.


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