PLBP refers to low back pain that persists for more than 3 months. It is the most common type of back pain and the leading cause of disability in the world. PLBP has the highest health care expenditure of any other condition. It is most common among 40-80 year olds which is the fastest growing age group in most western countries. The severity of back pain and risk of disability increases with age and is associated with higher rates of depression. This condition can lead to a decrease in physical activity and significant decline in overall health.
What are current treatments?
- There is not one single treatment that is superior and works for everyone
- Surgery is rarely an option for persistent LBP
- Spinal injections rarely provide long-lasting benefits.
- Medications are not considered first-line treatment for persistent LBP
- Best approach for persistent LBP is a tailored conservative approach
How can the Boot Camp Program help people with Persistent Low Back Pain?
- The 6-week Boot Camp Program for persistent LBP is a comprehensive approach based on the best available research
- Combines manual therapy, tailored exercises and instruction on self-management strategies including ways to reduce fear and anxiety
- Includes postural training and core activation with activities of daily living
- Goal is to restore function, reduce disability and improve quality of life
- Program tools include the Spinemobility Bolster (for specific exercises and for pain relief) and a pedometer to track physical activity
- Best results when the program is implemented by a trained practitioner, but important benefits can be achieved when performed on your own (self-directed)
Our Treatment Program
The Low Back Pain Boot Camp Program is a 6-week training program aimed at reducing pain and maximizing function in the short and long term
Learn On Your Own
You can enrol in the Boot Camp Program through our online program. The program consists of educational videos, a step-by-step instructional workbook and implementation guide. But before attempting the program on your own, you should consult with your health care provider to ensure the program is right for you.