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Individualised treatment of low back disorders

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In partnership with KALSI Education, APA is proud to bring you a brand new series of online modules for your professional development

Module format includes text, 25 interactive tests of your understanding, 3 photos, 13 videos and numerous tables/figures.

Learning Objectives:

Lumbar discogenic pain

This module takes a clinically orientation perspective when covering aspects of the IVD. On completion of this module the practitioner should have sufficient knowledge in:

  • Understanding the essential anatomy and biomechanics of the IVD
  • Understanding the normal physiological processes in ageing
  • Understanding the pathological processes within disc degeneration
  • Be aware of the theoretical principles in the assessment of discogenic pain
  • Have developed insight into guidelines for diagnosing low back disorders thought to be discogenic in origin; namely disc degeneration, reducible discogenic pain and non-reducible discogenic pain.

Directional preference management for discogenic pain

On completion of this module, the practitioner should have sufficient knowledge to:

  • Understand the basic principles of the McKenzie method as it applied to reduced discogenic pain
  • Adequately prepare the patient for a direction preference management treatment program
  • Identify a suitable mechanical loading strategy that results in patient improvement
  • Progress the patient through a 10 session treatment program including planning for discharge
  • Identify and appropriately triage patients not responding to directional preference management

Treatment of low back disorders - Manual therapy

  • On completion of this module the practitioner should have sufficient knowledge to:
  • Understand the basic principles of the Maitland method as it applies to lumbar Z joint pain
  • Generate and text hypotheses regarding cause of symptoms, source of symptoms, relationship between symptoms and contributing factors
  • Adequately select an appropriate treatment technique that results in patient improvement
  • Adequately reassess a patient to evaluate the effectiveness of the technique
  • Progress the patient through a 10 session treatment program including planning for discharge
  • Identify and appropriately triage patients not responding to manual therapy
  • Be able to apply manual therapy principles to subgroups other than lumbar Z joint pain.

 

CPD Hour: 3 Hours

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