Evidence Into Practice: Manipulation for Low Back Pain

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Course Type: Audio Course | The Source

Presenter(s): Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, ATC

Price: $75 Members & Members' Office Managers (must be registered by APTA member) | $120 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: .2 CEUs (2 contact hours)

Description: Low back pain is one of the most common reasons that individuals seek care from a physical therapist. However, there is conflicting evidence on best treatment recommendations in various national clinical practice guidelines. One area with compelling evidence to consider is spinal manipulation, especially in certain subclassifications of patients with this complaint. This audio course will present the compelling literature in support of manipulation for patients with low back pain. In addition, she will discuss clinical prediction rules, and examine the pros and cons of such rules in clinical decision making.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the current, most common physical therapist clinical practice for manipulation in certain patients with the primary complaint of low back pain.
  • Summarize the most compelling research in physical therapist clinical practice for manipulation in patients with low back pain.
  • List the barriers and/or resistance to change in physical therapist clinical practices for manipulation in patients with low back pain.
  • Identify strategies to implement change in physical therapist clinical practice for manipulation in patients with low back pain.

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