Nick is a physical therapist with a passion for teaching and mentoring and evidence-based management of his patients.
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Treating the lumbar spine can be complex. It can be difficult to know when to apply the techniques you have been taught and how to adapt your plan if the outcome is not as predicted. As will be highlighted in this course, it is important to be as specific as possible, make sure tests are reproducible and watch how test results change over time. While there are many different treatment options for low back pain, this course looks at the treatment-based classification system and specifically at how repeated movements, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation, and lumbar traction can be applied in clinical practice.
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of treatment principles for the lumbar spine.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video 1: Lumbar Treatment
- Video 2: Lumbar Active Range of Motion
- Video 3: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
- Video 4: Lumbar Manual Traction
- 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.