Low Back Pain Implementation Collaborative (LBPIC)

Resources for Physical Therapists and
Physical Therapist Assistants on Evidence Based
Low Back Pain Management

Information about the Washington Health Alliance’s Low Back Pain Implementation Collaborative (LBPIC)
  • The Low Back Pain Implementation Collaborative brings together more than 30 stakeholders, including health care purchasers, health plan leaders, health care providers, and experts to work on solutions to address the treatment of acute low back pain. It is estimated that 80% of Americans will have some form of back pain in their lifetime, but not all of them will receive high-quality health care to address it.
  • In Washington state alone, the latest data shows that approximately 72,000 people with low back pain received more than 140,000 low-value services at an estimated cost of nearly $10 million in 2020.
  • LBP webpage Link: Low Back Pain Implementation Collaborative - Washington Health Alliance (wahealthalliance.org)
  • Here you’ll find:
              - LBP White Paper
              - LBP Policy Brief
              - LBP Care Pathway             
              - Information about disparities in spine care
              - Patient Education Tools and supported self management guidelines
              - Integrative Care Options include Video on the value of PT for low back pain
              - Research
              - And more!
Articles on Value of PT in Low Back Pain