Lumbar Spine Online Bundle

Course Description

You will receive access to six online courses, equalling 13.12 Contact Hours.

Diagnosis and Management of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint – 8 Contact Hours – This 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.

Rapid ID of Low Back Pain Generators – 0.82 Contact Hours – This short course is packed with information related to patient history and clinical presentation that guides the examiner to a precise clinical working diagnosis of the three most seen musculoskeletal disorders in the low back region: sacroiliac arthropathy, lumbar disc protrusions, and lumbar spinal stenosis. Each pathology is linked with suggested management strategies that match precise treatment to the specific problem.

Case Study – Acute Lumbar Spine – 1 Contact Hour – This case study takes you through a common patient example and walks you through each component of a patient. Starting with the subjective, proceeding through the examination, and dissecting the interpretation in a way that makes it easy to understand and replicate on your next lumbar patient.

Case Study – Recurrent Lumbar Spine – 1 Contact Hour – Learn some common pain generators that present together and make treatment more difficult and confusing! Following this course, you will be able to understand how to separate pain generators to create the best plan of care and get the best results.

Using Disc Hydration Principles to Heal the Intervertebral Disc – 1.5 Contact Hours – his presentation will address intervertebral disc pathophysiology, degeneration processes, and the healing potential and which positions, movements, and lifestyle could help strengthen the disc and preserve its health. Some strategies to limit the effects of spinal stenosis will be discussed, as well as in the treatment of people with back pain and nerve root compression syndrome.

A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Lumbar MRIs – 0.8 Contact Hours –  This course is for you! During this lecture, you will be taught what to look for when reviewing an MRI of the lumbar spine and how to explain it to your patient so that it decreases their fear and anxiety and increases their confidence in you as a therapist. Confidently navigating these images can help you feel more confident in your diagnosis and treatment approach.

Objectives and Goals

Diagnosis and Management of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint

  • 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.

Rapid ID of Low Back Pain Generators

  • Accurately identify at least one common clinical disorder in the low back/buttock region.
  • Perform an examination protocol to identify common problems the low back/buttock region.
  • Precisely identify 3 effective treatment approaches to restore functional recovery in common disorders in the low back/buttock region.

Case Study – Acute Lumbar Spine

  • Identify potential lumbar pain generators based off the pain drawing
  • Differentiate between pain generators based off most painful test and begin patter recognition
  • Develop a plan of care for acute lumbar disc pathology using direct and indirect treatments.

Case Study – Recurrent Lumbar Spine 

  • List potential lumbar pain generators based on the pain drawing
  • Interpret the basic clinical examination and extra tests to identify pain generators of the lumbar spine
  • Create a plan of care for recurring lumbar pain using direct and indirect treatments.

Using Disc Hydration Principles to Heal the Intervertebral Disc

  • Explain intervertebral disc pathophysiology and degeneration processes
  • Identify strategies to preserve disc health
  • Determine appropriate postures and movements to preserve disc health
  • Develop strategies to strengthen the disc
  • Identify when to hydrate/dehydrate the disc based on pain patterns and patients’ characteristics.
  • Provide an example of the management of patients with nerve root compression syndrome.

A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Lumbar MRIs

  • 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



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Disclosures:
  • 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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Valerie Phelps

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Jean-Michel Brismée

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Kasey Miller

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