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Low back pain is a significant public health issue worldwide and is associated with high personal and social burden. Around 90 percent of individuals who present to primary care with low back pain have non-specific low back pain. However, one to two percent of individuals with low back pain will have a serious condition. During the lumbar assessment, it is crucial to determine if a patient has any red flags that indicate serious pathology and to refer where necessary. This course provides a discussion of red flags and the overall components of a lumbar assessment, from the subjective history to objective tests and measures.
This course aims to describe the various components of a lumbar assessment.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.