Course Type: Online | PT 2010
Author(s): Josh Cleland, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS; Shane Koppenhaver, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Price: $54 Member | $90 Nonmember (subject to change)
CEU: 0.3 CEUs (3.0 contact hours)
Description: Low back pain (LBP) has been labeled a 20th century health care disaster whose legacy reverberates into the 21st century. However, certain physical therapy interventions and management strategies have demonstrated efficacy in the management of low back pain (LBP). In particular, manual therapy interventions have growing evidence supporting their use in both the acute and chronic LBP population. This program provides the current best evidence on thrust and non-thrust manipulation in the management of LBP and discusses how manual therapy procedures are integrated into total patient management. Where specific evidence is lacking a reasoned approach to selecting manual therapy procedures will be outlined. Finally, strategies to overcome barriers to foster manual therapy management in a variety of clinical practice models will be presented in order to empower physical therapists to become the providers of choice for the management of low back disorders will be presented.
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