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Low Back Pain - Clinical Assessment and Treatment

Course #: 03-1435

Price: $27.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board: 2.50 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 3.00 Hours

This course is approved for Category 1 hours by the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

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CEU Course Description

Low back pain is a prevalent condition that can significantly impact one’s daily functioning and quality of life. Sixty to eighty percent of adults will experience low back pain of some variety within their lifetime. This course will explore a deep understanding of the underlying anatomical, biomechanical, and psychosocial factors contributing to low back pain. It will detail various assessment techniques, including subjective history-taking, objective physical examination, and relevant diagnostic tests. Physical therapists and assistants will learn to differentiate between different types of low back pain and recognize red flags that may indicate more serious underlying conditions. The course will also cover a range of evidence-based treatment approaches for low back pain, focusing on physical therapy interventions. It will overview therapeutic exercise techniques, manual therapy approaches, and neuromuscular retraining strategies to address pain, improve functional outcomes, and strategies to enhance the overall well-being of patients.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Recall assessment strategies for various presentations of low back pain including history taking, examination items, and differential diagnosis
  2. Summarize the clinical presentation of different types of back pain and evidence-based treatment for radiating low back pain, chronic low back pain, neuropathic pain, and acute pain
  3. Identify strategies for patient education on pain management and how psychosocial factors affect back pain outcomes

CEU Course Outline

Introduction 0.10 Contact Hours
Background and Relevance to Physical Therapy 0.75 Contact Hours
History and Clinical Assessment 0.75 Contact Hours
Evaluation 0.55 Contact Hours
Treatment 0.60 Contact Hours
Case Study 1 0.15 Contact Hours

0.10 Contact Hours 

Total Time = 3 hours

Instructional Level: Intermediate

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Course Date: 2023-09-14

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