Chronic low back pain causes a significant physical, psychological and financial burden to a wide variety of the population and health care services.
Despite a large field of research, optimum long term management remains unknown. The NICE guidelines recommend group exercise for the management of low back pain.
Recently, functional rehabilitation including the restoration of normal movement patterns has gained increasing evidence in the literature. However, there is limited research outlining the effectiveness of a combined approach, involving functional rehabilitation in a group setting.
The aim of this study was to understand the patient experience of a functional goal orientated back group in a South Yorkshire NHS secondary care hospital