Lumbar instability: An evolving and challenging concept

James R. Beazell, Melise Mullins, Terry L. Grindstaff

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Abstract

Identification and management of chronic lumbar spine instability is a clinical challenge for manual physical therapists. Chronic lumbar instability is presented as a term that can encompass two types of lumbar instability: mechanical (radiographic) and functional (clinical) instability (FLI). The components of mechanical and FLI are presented relative to the development of a physical therapy diagnosis and management. The purpose of this paper is to review the historical framework of chronic lumbar spine instability from a physical therapy perspective and to summarize current research relative to clinical diagnosis in physical therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Lumbar instability : An evolving and challenging concept. / Beazell, James R.; Mullins, Melise; Grindstaff, Terry L.

In: Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2010, p. 9-14.

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