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Back To Life Online

Posted by Kyle Beacham (Admin) Oct 13, 2020 Posted in Pain Management

Back To Life Online – providing a virtual combined physical and psychological treatment programme for low back pain.

What happened? 

  • The COVID-19 pandemic prevented our clinical team at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham from continuing to provide face to face, group-based combined physical and psychological (CPPP) treatment for low back pain.
  • To establish a virtual online programme we brought together colleagues from
  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Information Technology
  • Administration
  • Patient representation

to ensure the technological and administrative transition to an online programme went smoothly and didn’t impact on the high-quality clinical care provided by our team of physiotherapists, doctors and pain counsellor.

  • Challenges included training clinical teams to use zoom platform, training administration team in new protocols and processes, ensuring the treatment could be provided safely in patients remote locations and developing better resources for providing treatment virtually
  • Having completed several treatment programmes we have demonstrated that clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction scores are comparable to face to face group treatment. Patient dropout rates are also low and comparable to face to face treatment and the transition to a virtual service has been an excellent learning opportunity for the team

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This post was edited on Oct 13, 2020 by Kyle Beacham

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