Chronic low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. The principles for the management of this patient demographic will be reviewed in this course leading to immediate application of the information once the clinician returns to the office. Current research trends in lifestyle, nutrition, flexibility and stability exercises will be taught with a combination of didactic and hands on principles. Yellow flags and special consideration in approaching the chronic low back pain patient will also be discussed.
First Hour: Assessment techniques to differentially diagnose stability issues from mobility issues affecting the lumbopelvic hip complex. Endurance testing for the lumbopelvic hip complex will also be reviewed.
Second Hour: Flexibility techniques for the low back including in office and home exercises with dosing variables detailed.