Vertebral rehabilitation: group treatment versus individual treatment
published in July - August 2019 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.4
Angela Marchese, Alessandro Serenelli

In 2006, when the Diagnostic Therapy Paths were published in Italy for care and assistance to patients with back pain, we performed a randomized controlled trial on group treatment versus individual treatment in chronic back patients. The aim of the present work was to reflect, observing the rehabilitation setting from what is certainly an original perspective, on the daily behavioral modes, beliefs (including the most obvious ones), and role of the therapist in the healing process. In addition, we aimed to verify whether – 13 years later – there has been a change in the convictions and behaviors of doctors and physiotherapists.