How can you identify whether your patients lumbar spine, hip or other structures are responsible for their low back and hip pain?
Lumbar spine movements such as flexion or extension also move or stress the hip joint, SIJ, gluteal tendons and nerves. How can you quickly assess and differentiate low back pain from the lumbar spine and these other areas so you can target your treatment and improve their pain?
In this presentation, "Smart skills to sharpen your lumbar assessment part 2", Simon Olivotto (Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, FACP) performs video demonstrations of the assessment tests that'll give you clarity on:
- Which low back pain assessment tests give you the most valuable information
- Identifying and differentiating low back and hip pain from the:
- Lumbar spine
- Hip joint
- Soft tissues around the hip, including the gluteal tendons
- SIJ (not "twisting" of the pelvis, but when the SIJ is a pain generator)
- When hip joint ROM restriction contributes to low back pain
- How to quickly screen patients' to identify neuromechanosensitivity as the source of their pain
- How to differentially diagnose patients when they have pain with rotation e.g. working at a checkout or production line