Low back pain is a very common health problem worldwide and a major cause of disability – affecting performance at work and general well-being. It affects people of all ages, from children to the elderly, and is a very frequent reason for consultations. The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study estimated that low back pain is among the top 10 diseases and injuries that account for the highest number of DALYs worldwide. This course will explore low back pain and give you a background understanding to management strategies.
- Section one: Introduction to LBP, epidemiology and functional anatomy review.
- Section two: Review lumbar conditions
- Section three: Lumbar Examination and classification of LBP
- Section four: Current management approaches
- Section five: Optional assignment
This was a very good broad course that I would recommend to either experienced or newer therapists. The readings and interviews were very good and thorough enough to give depth.
Thank you for an engaging and insightful course. Great resources and a breadth of highly relevant topics have allowed me to consolidate my theoretical foundations in rehab.
I think it's wonderful to have the international scope so well represented here. I really enjoyed this learning opportunity.
Thank you for providing an interesting and professional platform where I can access the most up to date research and information to inform my clinical practice
Course aimsThe course provides a review of the relevant anatomy, explore epidemiology and then move on to a detailed coverage of evidence based assessment and management approaches. The treatment section reviews the major contemporary approaches including interviews with a selection of international specialists representing each of these approaches.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 16 hours of learning activities. These will be delivered in 4 sections that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule, however it is recommended that the course is completed over a 4 week period. There is an optional additional 4 hour activity for participants who wish to submit an assignment for a course distinction.
This course is divided into 4 sections/weeks and it is suggested (but not required) that each section be completed over the duration of approximately a week. Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements of each section/week to take around 4-6 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and PP+ points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! 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 16 PP+ points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- abide by the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture
- log as completed all the required reading and video viewing activities
- actively participate in the course forum discussions
- pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more
- complete a course evaluation form