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When examining a patient with low back pain it is important to have the skills to make a prognosis with regards to the likely outcomes. These predictions should guide the treatment and/or referral of that patient. Factors that influence outcomes can be identified from the patient intake form, subjective interview and during the patient examination. These predictions can continue to be developed throughout physiotherapy management through considering changes in the patient's condition during and between treatment sessions. This course will give you an overview of the factors that influence outcomes in a patient with low back pain. Subjective and objective examination will be discussed as well as some treatment strategies.
The aim of this course is to explore factors that will influence the outcome of a patient with low back pain and how this can be used to optimise the management strategy for that patient.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Listen to an interview with a topic specialist
- 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.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.7 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- list 10 factors that will influence the prognosis of a patient with low back pain
- describe four important aspects of examining a patient with low back pain
- two examples where surgery or psychology are indicated for a patient with low back pain
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
This course was submitted for accreditation with the SASP. You can start and finish this course and download the certificate at a later stage.
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT001/2021/047 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
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Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Physiotherapy Board of NZ. All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – Montana
The State Board does not pre-approve any activities or sponsors for CE credits. Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development as Category B activities.
United States – States accepting accreditation from other States
Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia
The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Ayomide Elizabeth Calkins
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
I really enjoyed the course, the quiz at the end to solidify the retention of the information was great. Prof. Chad provided excellent advice for PT practice.
Sulola Silifat Taiwo
This is an excellent course that is strongly recommended for all health care professionals.
Excellent course and the information was presented in a clear and concise manner.