Prevalence of back, neck and shoulder problems in the inner city: implications for the provision of physiotherapy services in primary healthcare.

@article{Lock1999PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of back, neck and shoulder problems in the inner city: implications for the provision of physiotherapy services in primary healthcare.},
  author={Catherine A. Lock and Vicki Allgar and Kari \Oen Jones and Gwen Marples and C. Ray Chandler and Patty Dawson},
  journal={Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={161-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE More general practitioners are offering physiotherapy services within primary healthcare; however, this provision may result in increased demand. Resource allocation, based on previous patterns of consultation for musculoskeletal conditions, may be inadequate since the need for treatment in the community may not have been met in the past. Therefore the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of back, neck and shoulder problems that had restricted normal activity… CONTINUE READING