A Complete Clinician’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Management of the Lumbar Spine

Course Description

24 Education Hours:  8 Hours – Online Self Study + 16 Hours – Online Instructor-led Training

IAOM-US-NEXT combines online courses with Online Instructor-Led Training (OILT). You get a very personalized mentoring experience from the comfort of your favorite learning environment.

The Complete Clinician’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Management of Lumbar Pain course provides an in-depth look at lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint 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.

Each week, course participants will log in and receive 2 hours of live skills enhancement around certain patient care considerations – all on a specific case study prepared to develop the knowledge and skills to become a complete clinician. This way participants can see the systematic approach as it applies to the same case.

Target Groups: PT, PTA, AT

Instructional Level: Basic

Pre-approved in the following states

Alabama, Oregon, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Mass, Missouri, Nebraska, Washington, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Vermont, Wyoming, South Dakota

Contact info@iaom-us.com to verify approval in your state.

  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..
  • Continuing Education Accreditations & Approvals Requested and/or Received by Organization: PDF File

Objectives and Goals

  • Exhibit an exact knowledge of pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and related disorders.
  • Review 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.
  • Integrate evidence and experience shared by the instructors into a complete approach in musculoskeletal management of Lumbar and Sacroiliac Joint complex dysfunctions

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Course Schedule

Central US Time Zone

September 21, 2022

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Pathoanatomy of low back and SIJ pain)

September 28, 2022

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Clinical Exam and Interpretation)

October 5, 2022

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

(Treatment hands-on management strategies)

October 12, 2022

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

(Dry Needling in low back pain)

October 18, 2022

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Treatment - Sensorimotor control)

October 26, 2022

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(Post-surgical Management)

November 3, 2022

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Biopsychosocial aspects of patient-clinician partnership)

November 9, 2022

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Multifocal approach for clinicians)

November 11, 2022

5:00 pm to 12:00 am

(Final Exam available for 4 weeks from this date)


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