A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Lumbar MRIs

Musculoskeletal Courses

Course Description

.8 hour or .08 CEU

Having trouble navigating your patients MRI of their lumbar spine? Not sure how to explain what you see on the image? This course is for you! During this lecture you will be taught what to look for when reviewing a MRI of the lumbar spine as well as how to explain it to your patient so that it decreases their fear an anxiety and increases their confidence in you as a therapist. Being able to navigate these images can help you feel more confident in your diagnosis but also your treatment approach

Target group: PT, PTA, AT

Education Level: Basic

Program Agenda-Online A Physical Therapist Guide to lumbar MRIs

Objectives and Goals

  • Identify when the proper time is to refer your patient for further imaging
  • Determine which MRI type is best for assessing disc pathologies as well as bony changes
  • Orient yourself to clinically relevant anatomy in the sagittal and axial planes
  • Develop a process of viewing cervical images to ensure consistency and ease of viewing
  • Assess common cervical pathologies in the sagittal view as well as axial view
  • Guide your patient through their imaging with more confidence

Pre-approved in the following states

Contact info@iaom-us.com to verify approval in your state. Please contact us if you hold a Florida license.

For Pre-Approvals see the PDF - Continuing Education Accreditations & Approvals Requested and/or Received by Organization: PDF File

  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • Partial credit is not available. For online courses, passing module assessments and completing the course evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit. For live courses, attendance is confirmed by signing the attendance sheet at the course; ensure name and professional license number are accurate, and initial both morning and afternoon attendance.


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