Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Lumbar Spine Pain – Lubbock TX May 2021
May 15, 2021 - May 16, 2021
~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.
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. PowerPoint presentations are used, and participants receive a manual with all course materials printed. Instructors evaluate the participants understanding during the course by Instructor Observation and skills self-assessments
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:
- Exhibit an exact knowledge of pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and related disorders.
- Perform a concise clinical examination of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and related disorders.
- Show an understanding of how to interpret the clinical examination to reach a precise clinical diagnosis of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and related disorders.
- Perform effective treatment for primary disc-related pathology through an accurate understanding of surface anatomy and tissue physiology of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and related disorders.
- Apply a framework for planning the prescription of affliction-specific exercises for Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and related disorders.
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.