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Low back pain is a very common health problem worldwide and a major cause of reduced 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 Disability Adjusted Life Years worldwide.
This course aims to provide a review of the relevant anatomy, explores epidemiology and covers evidence based assessment and management approaches.
- 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
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.
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 16-18 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 16.5 PP+ 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 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
Australian Physiotherapy Council
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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.
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 – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, 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.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
I’ve been stuck in a rut of hands-on therapy and the onus being on me and what I do. This has made me think about how I assess and then subgroup for the best prognosis. There is so much in this module! Thank you!
I thought this was an excellent course for new graduates as well as more experienced physios. There is a wealth of content, and summaries and links to recent research in the field of non-specific lower back pain, it also brings one up-to-date on current thoughts and recommendations from leaders in the field.
Physiotherapist, United States
I thought that this was an amazing course that taught me heaps of information on LBP. I especially liked the way the course was build up from easy to more complex stuff.
C Ling UDDIN
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
The Low Back Pain course is an extensive course that covers all the fundamentals about low back pain but also gives you the opportunity to really delve into the matter.