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Comparing Telehealth Physical Therapy to In-Person Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain.

(IRB#: IRB_00158100)

The COVID pandemic left many people who have chronic low back pain without access to physical therapy. Receiving care was mainly offered in person. During COVID there were many questions about how to best give the same care through telehealth. Physical therapists and patients used telehealth but did not know how this might impact health outcomes. Telehealth could be a great choice for many people who have difficulty getting to a physical therapy clinic. Research is needed to learn how the differences of telehealth and in-person physical therapy affect health outcomes.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 to 75 years old
  • Chronic low back pain for more than 3-months that limits activity to access the internet
  • Able to access the internet
  • No therapy 90 days before participation
  • Speak English or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Anne Thackeray


IRB#: IRB_00158100

PI: Anne Thackeray


Approval Date: 2023-02-09 20:38:00

Study Categories: Bone and Muscle Studies

Specialties: Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Last Updated: 6/8/23