Lumbar / Lumbopelvic Girdle

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Course Instructor: Dr. Rob Sillevis, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT-click for bio

Course Instructor: Dr. Karen Wyss, PT, DPT, CFC-click for bio

CEU’s: Pending

Course objectives

Based on the material presented in the course seminar, the on-line material, and independent study; the student will be able to:

• Demonstrate proper clinical decision making skills, including clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and reflective practice as it relates to the lumbar and pelvic girdle cervical region.

• Participate in scholarly activities to understand or contribute to the body of physical therapy knowledge.

• Perform a complete evaluation of the lumbar/pelvic girdle region. This should be influenced by history, systems reviews, and by utilizing valid and reliable tests and measures (evidence based).

• Determine based on evaluation findings and current evidence within what classification category the patient falls and what the optimal clinical management approach will be based on this.

• Identify the PT diagnosis/prognosis/differential diagnosis based on the evaluation/assessment of the clinical presentation.

• Understand the value of pre-test/post-test assessment to determine the success of clinical intervention.

• Successfully apply manipulation techniques to the lumbar spine and pelvic girdle to treat hypomobility.

• Utilize the proper augmented exercise to maximize the outcome following manipulation.

• Determine the proper/best (evidence influenced) treatment approach based on PT diagnosis.

Lumbar / Lumbopelvic Girdle

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Course Description

This course will present a systematic approach to the management of patients with lumbar and pelvic related problems. Lower back disorders are the most common reason individuals seek heath care and is the greatest health care expenditure. Over the last 30 years there has been intense investigation in how to manage patients with lower back related issues in the most effective and efficient manner. No “proven treatment approach” has emerged although the use of a classification system seems promising and therefore, each fellow carries the burden to properly classify patients and determine the most optimal evidence based treatment approach based on this.

The course participant will be introduced to a structured evaluation process that includes the identification of yellow and red flags, neurological assessment, the use of clinical prediction rules when appropriate, and the identification of muscle and joint dysfunction. The treatment component of this course will introduce the participant to a variety of manipulation techniques and augmented exercises to maximize clinical outcomes.

After completion of this lumbar/ lumbopelvic girdle course the participant will be able to effectively classify and treat patients with lumbar and or pelvic girdle dysfunctions based on the latest research evidence.