Treatment-Based Classification System for Low Back Pain

Treatment-Based Classification System for Low Back Pain

Select the right rehabilitation programme for low back pain


This course will explore the algorithms and different treatment approaches that form part of the Treatment-Based Classification System and explore how to triage patients into these treatment/rehabilitation approaches. The course will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.


The Treatment-Based Classification (TBC) System for low back pain provides a model that the clinician can use to make evidence based treatment decisions from the patient's clinical presentation. In this approach the patient is first triaged to determine if they will benefit from rehabilitation and then triaged to determine which rehabilitation approach is most appropriate. The primary purpose of the TBC approach is to identify features at baseline that predict responsiveness to three different rehabilitation approaches.


This short course consists of three main elements:

  1. Video of interview with topic specialist
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz