Time to reflect on the role of motor control in low back pain

Paul W. Hodges, Jaap H. Van Dieën, Jacek Cholewicki

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The articles in this special issue on low back pain are the outcome of work undertaken by a series of working parties established during the meeting, “State-of-the-Art in Motor Control and Low Back Pain: International Clinical and Research Expert Forum,” held in Chicago in October 2015. This multidisciplinary meeting provided an opportunity for discussion of key issues that interconnect motor control, pain, and the spine. What started as a relatively straightforward objective to summarize the field subsequently developed into an extensive process of literature review and discussion that culminated in the commentaries and articles presented in this special issue. We hope that the up-to-date information and in-depth insights into pain, motor control, and rehabilitation provide novel insights and a clear trajectory for future work and form the foundation for ongoing lively discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Issue number6
Early online date31 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


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