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Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Lumbar and SIJ Pain – KC KS Feb 2021
February 27 - February 28
~15 Contact Hours + 8 Hours of online self-study
The online portion of this course is available 24/7. It is segmented into lecture modules plus module assessments to gauge your understanding (must meet a minimum score prior to moving to the next module). You are able to start and stop your viewing time as needed.
The LIVE portion of this course offers live lecture and extensive hands-on lab demonstrating and modeling techniques. PowerPoint presentations are used and participants receive a manual with all course materials printed.
This course takes an in-depth look at lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint biomechanics and pathoanatomy (including primary and secondary disc dysfunctions, zygapopheseal pathologies, functional instability, sacroiliac joint complex dysfunctions, etc.), basic and specific clinical examination of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint complex, clinical interpretation and differential diagnosis, management suggestions for acute and recurrent/chronic lumbar and SIJ conditions, traction principles, overall management of low back pain, among others. The LIVE course offers live lecture and extensive hands-on lab demonstrating and modeling techniques: skilled practical labs (demonstration and practice) of soft tissue treatment and joint specific mobilization/manipulation of lumbar segments and sacroiliac for treatment of joint and soft tissue related dysfunctions.
The hands-on experience at the two-day live courses emphasizes teaching and practicing clinical examination, differential diagnosis, management development, and orthopedic manual therapy. This experience focuses on techniques and problem solving, as well as clinical analysis, synthesis and application via case studies.
Objectives and Goals
At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Given the provided evidence-based information, the participant will be able to integrate the pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint pathologies into one or more of the following, and consequent, common clinical dysfunctions: internal disc disruption, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, zygapophyseal joint dysfunction, secondary disc pathology, functional instability or more severe conditions such as fracture, tumor or systemic-inflammatory diseases.
- will be able to identify, through a systematic process, 5 different key landmarks around the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint aimed to assist in the clinical examination and joint specific treatment clinical approaches.
- will be able to interpret, through a systematic process, the key findings from the proposed basic clinical examination of patients with Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint related conditions.
- will decide which specific clinical tests are the most informative for diagnosis from the general clinical examination of the lumbar spine for a patient with acute, recurrent or chronic lumbar spine pain.
- will design 3 effective treatment interventions for acute low back pain such as internal disc disruption.
- will design 3 effective treatment interventions for sacroiliac pain disorders such as sacroiliac synovitis and functional instability.
- will design 3 effective treatment interventions for recurrent low back pain such as secondary disc pathology
- will design 3 effective treatment interventions for zygapophyseal joint synovitis
This course will consist of live lecture and hands-on lab demonstration modeling techniques over the course of 2 days.
There will be a maximum of 16:1 student to instructor ratio.