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: Stability exercises for the lumbopelvic hip complex with progressions from beginner to advanced. Discussion of how and when to safely progress the patient will be addressed.
Second hour: Additional stabilization exercises with their respective progressions found in the current peer reviewed literature. Lifestyle and nutrition interventions for in chronic back pain management.