Got back pain? Trouble bending over? Twisting this-a-way? Flexing that-a-way? Maybe just keep trying! The “just do it” school of therapy.
Motor skills training is basically doing movements that are “difficult to perform because of low back pain.” A new study presents evidence that it’s a bit more effective than stretching/strengthening. Just a bit. Meh.
In addition to damning MST with faint praise, this study has some other problems that I go over in my full commentary. I don’t think’s a great one.
It’s been quite a while since I last saw anything close to a “great study” in this field, and practically every allegedly positive result is underwhelming. The praise is always awfully faint…if not downright illusory.