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 the leading cause of disability in most countries. Numerous classification systems are used to manage pain and improve function, including the treatment-based classification (TBC) system. This validated system is designed to help clinicians make treatment decisions based on a patient's clinical presentation. It triages patients with back pain into three treatment groups: medical management, rehabilitation management and self-care management. Within the rehabilitation category, there are three specific management approaches. This course provides a detailed discussion of the TBC system. It also briefly discusses three other commonly used classification systems.
This course aims to provide an overview of treatment-based classification approaches for low back pain.
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.