A physical therapist with a passion for integrative and lifestyle medicine
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The management of chronic low back pain (LBP) often requires a lifestyle change for a long-lasting effect. Research shows that altering diet and increasing activity levels through exercise can help improve subjective complaints of chronic LBP. Physiotherapists can utilise the principles of lifestyle medicine to provide holistic treatments to clients with chronic LBP. This course, the third in a five-part series, compares the use and effectiveness of conventional and integrative exercises in the management of chronic LBP and provides an introduction to using food as medicine.
This course aims to refine your understanding of integrative lifestyle medicine with regard to using integrative or alternative exercise options along with conventional therapeutic exercises. It will also introduce the importance of proper nutrition on overall health and chronic pain management.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts 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.