Protective and harmful effects of physical activity for recurrent low back pain

Physical activity is recommended for prevention and treatment of a range of lifestyle conditions but little is known about the association between physical activity and back pain in the population. In this project we investigate the effects of domestic, recreational, and work related physical activity on the risk for developing recurrent low back pain using samples of twins from the Danish and the Australian Twin registry.

  • Matthew Fernandez, University of Sidney, Australia
  • Paolo Ferreira, University of Sidney, Australia
  • Kathryn Refshauge, University of Sidney, Australia
  • Markus Hübscher, University of Sidney, Australia
  • Chris Maher, George Institute for Global Health, Sidney, Australia
  • Manuela Ferreira, George Institute for Global Health, Sidney, Australia
  • John Hopper, Australian Twin Registry, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bart Koes, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jan Hartvigsen, University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics