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Jan 20, 2017

Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, highly informative and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for back and neck pain and related conditions. This site has been developed by a multi-specialty group of medical professionals.


Dec 01, 2011
Keele STarT Back Screening Tool Website

The Keele STarT Back Screening Tool (SBST) is a brief validated tool (Hill et al 2008), designed to screen primary care patients with low back pain for prognostic indicators that are relevant to initial decision making.The use of this tool is free and open to all - no license is required. However, when using the tool please ensure the copyright and funding statement is maintained at all times.

Source: Keele University

Sep 01, 2006
Back Talk – An Owner’s Manual for Backs (PDF)

The information and advice in this booklet will help you understand how the back works, provide tips for avoiding injury, and show you how to care for your back during recovery.

Source: WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC

Aug 01, 2005
Back Injury Prevention

OSH Answers includes answers to questions about manual materials handling hazards, preventing back injury, job re-design and more.

Source: CCOHS

Aug 01, 2005
Back Injury Prevention (English/Spanish) (PDF)

This program provides information on proper care of the back to help reduce the potential for back injuries in the workplace and at home.

Source: TWCC