Supervised walking in comparison with fitness training for chronic back pain in physiotherapy: results of the SWIFT single-blinded randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN17592092)

  title={Supervised walking in comparison with fitness training for chronic back pain in physiotherapy: results of the SWIFT single-blinded randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN17592092)},
  author={Deirdre A. Hurley and Mark A. Tully and Chris Lonsdale and Colin A. Boreham and Willem van Mechelen and Leslie Daly and Aodan J Tynan and Suzanne M McDonough},

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