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About the Trial

The WalkBack trial is a large-scale research study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and conducted by Macquarie University, Australia. The trial is investigating the combination of an individualised walking program and education, compared to usual care, for the prevention of low back pain. 

We recruited participants living in Australia who had recently recovered from an episode of low back pain. They were then randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group receiving a walking and education intervention delivered by a physiotherapist (3 face to face/video conferencing and 3 over the phone consultations) and the other group not receiving any intervention as part of their involvement in the trial. Both groups were then followed for a minimum of 12 months to see if they experienced a recurrence of low back pain. 
For more detailed information about the trial, please download the 'Participant Information Form'.

The trial finished recruitment in June, 2022 and is no longer seeking new participants
. If you would like to contact the team or have any queries, please contact us via email (

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