Acute low back pain patients are often in significant pain when sitting, bending, lifting or with walking and cycling. We can help provide targeted treatment and education that will often result in quick, significant improvements in your patients pain and ability to return to work, sit comfortably or get back to sport and activity. How can we provide effective treatment in the initial stages of acute low back pain episodes? How can your assessment and the patient story guide your treatment to get immediate improvements in pain and range of movement?
In this online course with APA Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist David Pope, you will discover effective treatment and education strategies you can use immediately to improve your results with acute low back pain. Discover exercises, exercise progressions, targeted and well-reasoned manual therapy techniques, taping and education strategies with practical demonstrations and application for the lumbar spine and pelvis.
- Common patterns of lumbar spine irritation, and how to start your treatment
- When and how to incorporate repeated extensions
- Indications that extension should be incorporated into your treatment
- How does pain centralisation help guide your treatment
- Important aspects and areas you need to watch when performing repeated extension
- How to assess for a significant response to treatment
- Manual therapy to use with patients that get pain into extension
- How to perform PA or lateral glides into extension
- How can you know when to treat the pelvis with pain into extension?
- How to provide effective and clinically significant treatment
- Treatment options when your patient gets stuck getting up off the bed
- Extensions in standing vs extensions in lying
- How and when to incorporate lumbar and hip flexion into your treatment
- Desensitising your patient to hip and lumbar flexion
- What can you do when your patient has a lateral shift?
- If patients are laterally shifted towards their pain, what is the prognosis and how does treatment commonly progress
- How to use lateral shift correction (hint: it involves more than just pushing laterally)
- Symptom guidance with lateral shifts
- Lateral shift correction in lying or standing
- Self lateral shift correction
- How to treat patients that don't fully respond to an extension or flexion program
- Treatment progressions for patients that still have pain into flexion
- How to structure and space out your treatment sessions
- Clinically reasoned manual therapy
- Should you perform manual therapy on stiff segments or painful segments?
- Lateral glides - how and when to use these
- Rotation PPIVM's - how and when to use
- PAIVM assessment
- How to treat patients that have pain into hip flexion or with neurodynamic testing/neural tension positions
- Treatment progressions
- SIJ treatment, including manual therapy and taping
- Patient example of how to incorporate these into a successful treatment program
- How to use taping with your acute low back pain patients, plus demonstration of taping techniques
This course is best viewed following the two member online courses on acute low back pain:
- How to use your subjective assessment to improve your acute low back pain results, and
- Acute low back pain - How to perform a great objective assessment
This online course is also complemented by the member online course "Complex to clear" - Complex low back, hip & groin pain case study