Diagnosis and Management of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint

Course Description

8 Contact Hours / 0.8 CEUs

Once there is an initial injury or insult to the lumbar spine, the lumbar segment (especially de disc) begins to go through a lifespan of changes. Dr Valerie Phelps and Dr. Jean-Michel Brismèe explain in this online course why low back problems can become persistent disorders and how not only mechanical, but also chemical, psychosocial, and nutritional factors can play a role in both the recurrence and the recovery of lumbopelvic conditions.

The IAOM-US Diagnosis and Management of the Lumbosacral Spine and Sacroiliac Joint online course takes an in-depth look at primary and secondary pathoanatomy, biomechanics, basic and segmental clinical examination and interpretation, management suggestions and specific approaches to diagnose and treat lumbar and pelvic related disorders. This course emphasizes didactic or theoretical content that is delivered through online lectures and materials(emanuals*: course slides, study guide and suggested reading).

This is a self-pace on-line course available 24/7. You can start and stop your viewing time as needed. It is segmented into lecture modules plus a final quiz to gauge your understanding. The study guide is provided to help focus your learning experience and prepare you to apply this knowledge into your daily clinical practice. This online course is the perfect complement to the Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Lumbar Spine and SIJ hands-on, lab-based portion.

Program Agenda-Online lumbar

Target Audience: PTs, PTA, ATs

Educational Level: Basic

Objectives and Goals

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Exhibit an exact knowledge of pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and related disorders.
  • Understand 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.

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.


Valerie Phelps

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Jean-Michel Brismée

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