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The Pathway Document

The Pathway Document (Version 2.1 Feb 2010) contains:

  • Reasons for its development
  • Evidence based background of management of LBP
  • Areas of confusion and concern raised by physiotherapy staff
  • UK and Glasgow perspective of physiotherapy management of LBP
  • Diagram of entry routes for LBP
  • Clear instructions on exit routes from physiotherapy
  • Clear indication of who should refer patients on to other services
  • Clear timescale for these referrals
  • Plan for baseline and future audits An evaluation of the previous Pathway Document.
  • Implications and updated recommendations based upon the QIS LBP Audit results.
  • Links for professionals to all GGBPS services.

The information in this document is evidence based, referencing the most recent clinical guidelines for low back pain. More in depth information in the appendices section supports the basic information contained in the main body of the text.

The aim of the document is designed to optimise the physiotherapy management of low back pain (LBP) within Greater Glasgow and promote an up to date, clinically effective pathway in this management. The intended audience is for physiotherapists who manage LBP within Greater Glasgow. It is hoped this document is relevant to all professionals.

The Pathway Document is due for review in 2012