Physios teaching GPs about back pain

An expert has hit out at the “strange” decision by the RACGP and NPS to endorse workshops where physiotherapists teach GPs how to assess acute low back pain.

The free, hour-long workshops, which have run in five states this year, invite GPs to “improve your skills” on conducting five-minute assessments, discussing red flags and ordering appropriate imaging. 

But Dr Scott Masters, chair of the RACGP’s musculoskeletal medicine