Back Pain with Sciatica and Physical Therapy
Dr. Fritz’s research, comparing physical therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness meditation to treat people with low back pain is a PCORI funded, multi-year collaboration between the University of Utah’s Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Johns Hopkins University and Intermountain. The Optimize Study is a recent expansion of Dr. Fritz’s research contributions changing the way we care for patients with low back pain. Her research has garnered state and national attention.
New York Times article, "Physical Therapy Has Benefits For Back Pain"
University of Utah Health article "Back Pain With Sciatica More Likely To Improve With Immediate Physical Therapy"