Work from Hopin, Chris and Steve has been gathering plenty of attention in the media lately. The review, led by Dr Gustavo Machado from the University of Sydney looked at mobile phone Apps for self-management of back pain. We found that although there are many Apps readily available for consumers, the quality of most is not great, and none have been evaluated to determine if they effectively support people to manage their pain. The review was highlighted by a number of news outlets, and discussed on the radio and TV programs. You can check out some of the coverage via the links below:

  • Channel 7 (Weekend Sunrise): https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/35888349/can-you-cure-back-pain-with-an-app/#page1
  • Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/the-false-message-given-to-people-suffering-back-pain-20170607-gwm2zy.html
  • SBS news online: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/06/09/check-medical-column-june-9
  • The Senior online: http://www.thesenior.com.au/health/the-false-message-given-to-people-suffering-back-pain/
  • com: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-dont-smartphone-apps-pain.html
  • Clinical-innovation.com: http://www.clinical-innovation.com/topics/mobile-telehealth/back-pain-relief-won%E2%80%99t-come-smartphone-app
  • The Limbic Rheumatology: http://thelimbic.com/rheumatology/most-back-pain-apps-offer-little-value/

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