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2022 Nov 24

Physiother Theory Pract

Becoming confidently competent: a qualitative investigation of training in cognitive functional therapy for persistent low back pain.


Simpson P, Holopainen R, Schütze R, O'Sullivan P, Smith A, Kent P
Physiother Theory Pract. 2022 Nov 24:1-13.
PMID: 36420994.


Physiotherapists trained to deliver biopsychosocial interventions for complex musculoskeletal pain problems often report difficulties in confidence and competency at the end of training. Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) is an individualized biopsychosocial intervention and understanding the facilitators and barriers to training in CFT will help inform future training programs. This study aimed to explore physiotherapists' and trainers' perceptions of the process of developing competency in CFT.