Nick is a physical therapist with a passion for teaching and mentoring and evidence-based management of his patients.
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Low back pain is a common presenting condition in physiotherapy clinics. The physiotherapy assessment aims to screen individuals for serious spinal conditions and identify impairments that may be contributing to a patient's pain. A comprehensive assessment and clinical reasoning process will enable clinicians to differentiate between pain which originates in the spine or the extremities. This course details key features to explore in your lumbar differential diagnosis that will help you to distinguish between potential sources of pain.
This course aims to provide an overview of key features to consider when developing a differential diagnosis for individuals with low back pain.
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.