Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

OTs and other health care professionals frequently experience low back pain. This has been associated with multifidus cross-sectional area in various populations, but not previously in health care workers. This project observed multifidus cross-sectional area in OTs and other health care personnel. A pain group was compared with a nonpain group to assess differences between them. At the S1 level (with a trend at L5), those with more pain had smaller multifidus.

Primary Author and Speaker: Robert E. Larson

Contributing Authors: Ulrike H. Mitchell, A. Wayne Johnson

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