Back pain more prominent in rural areas but care lacking, says therapist

Back pain more prominent in rural areas but care lacking, says therapist

Canadians living in rural and remote areas are 30 per cent more likely to experience chronic back pain, a physical therapist says.

Dr. Brenna Bath, a physical therapist and assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan’s school of physical therapy, says many of the patients referred to her were from rural and remote areas in Saskatchewan. In some cases, patients would drive several hours to Saskatoon to see Bath for a one-hour session.

 

Excerpt taken from CBC News.

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