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Human Studies

2019 Aug 01

Phys Ther



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A Person-Centered Prehabilitation Program Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Physical Therapy for Patients Scheduled for Lumbar Fusion Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Lotzke H, Brisby H, Gutke A, Hägg O, Jakobsson M, Smeets R, Lundberg M
Phys Ther. 2019 Aug 01; 99(8):1069-1088.
PMID: 30951604.


Prehabilitation programs have led to improved postoperative outcomes in several surgical contexts, but there are presently no guidelines for the prehabilitation phase before lumbar fusion surgery.