The complete and advanced lumbar spine and pelvis
This course is designed to advance participant's clinical reasoning and competency in the advanced assessment, differential diagnosis and management of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Course content encompasses a complete and comprehensive review of assessment and management paradigms. It will integrate the latest research, be presented within the context of advanced clinical reasoning, with the highest levels of clinical competence. Participants will be engaged with an advanced approach to assessment and management of lumbo-pelvic conditions that will consolidate and build on previous knowledge using interactive clinical reasoning.
Complex cases and patient demonstrations will be used to illustrate the clinical reasoning processes in the assessment and management of complex lumbar and pelvic pain patient presentations, covering manual therapy, activity and exercise approaches.
Presented by three specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists with appointments at Curtin, Sydney and Macquarie Universities, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive education by educators with the highest clinical, teaching and research expertise.
Over the three days, participants will be expected to:
Cover differential diagnosis, evidence based practice, advanced manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription for acute low back pain, based on a clinical reasoning framework.
Improve their ability to assess, differentially diagnose and manage acute and chronic pelvic girdle pain, using an advanced clinical reasoning tool.
Integrate clinical reasoning into the assessment and differential diagnosis, sub-classification and management of chronic lumbar spine and pelvic disorders at an advanced level.
Please note: This course in run in conjunction with ASPE. By registering for this course you consent to your email address being provided to ASPE for course-related matters.
- Consolidate undergraduate knowledge in the basic assessment of lower back pain inducing: diagnosis, sub classification, postural analysis, neurological and combined movements
- Improve knowledge and skills in integrating directional preference assessment and treatment into low back pain patients
- Improve skills and competence in the appropriate application of a broader range of advanced manual therapy techniques for the assessment and management of acute low back pain
- Integrate clinical reasoning into the assessment, differential diagnosis, sub-classification and management of pelvic girdle pain at an advanced level
- Improve practical skills and competence in the assessment and management of pelvic girdle pain
- Improve knowledge and practical skills regarding evidence based management of chronic low back pain
- This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.