2021 consensus statement for preventing and managing low back pain in elite and subelite adult rowers

Wilson F, Thornton JS, Wilkie K, Hartvigsen J, Vinther A, Ackerman KE, Caneiro JP, Trease L, Nugent F, Gissane C, McDonnell SJ, McGregor A, Newlands C, Ardern CL. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 8:bjsports-2020-103385. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103385. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33685861.

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A group of experts from Europe, North America, and Australasia developed a consensus statement regarding the prevalence of rowing-related low back pain compared with other sports and the general population. They also discussed how to prevent and manage rowing-related low back pain. The authors provide a summary box that lists the risk factors associated with rowing-related low back pain. The manuscript includes a figure to highlight key assessments and management strategies from initial evaluation to full return to sport.

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