Contact Hours2 Hours
Over 80% of Americans suffer from low back pain (LBP) at some point. Clinicians must demonstrate the ability to integrate the best evidence-based examination and interventions to create measurable results, rapidly. This course builds clinician skills from exam to interventions, based on clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and research. Identify impairments and target areas of impairment rapidly, with focus on manual therapy interventions and mobility work to achieve measurable functional outcomes.
Learn to incorporate the APTA’s CPGs for back pain to categorize impairments appropriately. For recommended manual therapy categories, apply specific techniques to promote mobility and function using soft tissue mobilization/myofascial release, (MFR), joint mobilization, muscle energy/PNF (MET) and positional release (PRT). Manual therapy has been shown to be a valuable intervention to integrate with therapeutic exercise. Develop the clinical reasoning processes to design programs that incorporate manual therapy for people with low back pain and mobility impairments for successful results.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- List eight examinations to identify mobility impairments in the lumbar spine.
- Describe the effect of soft tissue restriction on functional mobility of the lumbar spine.
- Select manual therapy strategies to address activity restriction limitations and functional mobility impairments based on the CPG classification of mobility impairments for LBP.
- Describe interventions to promote functional mobility of the lumbar spine, including foundational joint mobilization, myofascial release, muscle energy and positional release.
- Discuss the latest research on the use of manual therapy to improve function and quality of life for people with low back pain.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to various polling questions asked throughout the webinar.