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Innovative Management of the Lumbar Spine: Maximizing Outcomes in Fewer Visits
Regis University (PCH) Room 409
3333 Regis Blvd
Denver, CO 80221
Saturday, April 01, 2023, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM MDT
Category: PT PAC Event

Innovative Management of the Lumbar Spine: Maximizing Outcomes in Fewer Visits

When: Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Regis University, Peter Claver Hall - Room 409

Description: This 1-day, case-based course is designed to improve your effectiveness in the clinic managing patients with low back pain. Participants will learn the most up to date evidence regarding differential diagnosis, examination, and intervention techniques. Majority of course time and emphasis will be placed on lab sessions to improve efficiency and outcomes in the clinic on Monday. Participants will learn unique and effective manual therapy and exercise interventions for the lower quarter based on sound clinical reasoning through case based learning and pattern recognitionClick here to download flyer. 

This course meets Colorado standards for 8 hours of Professional Development Activity.


Hosted by:
Colorado PT-PAC- All proceeds from this event will go to the PT-PAC to help influence legislative issues affecting PTs in Colorado. 

Target audience: PTs, PT students

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Report best practice evidence based evaluation and treatment techniques during case study discussions and lab sessions
  2. Perform differential diagnosis of low back symptoms during lab sessions and case studies
  3. Describe and accurately perform clinical lower quarter special tests with known diagnostic utility during lab sessions
  4. Given the most current evidence, design a treatment plan and perform interventions for patients with low back pain during lab sessions and case studies
  5. Perform manual therapy and exercise interventions based on case presentations during lab sessions

Course Schedule:

  • 7:30am – 8:00am Registration and Pre Test
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Introduction and Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain (LBP)
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Subjective Exam: The Foundation for Accurate Diagnosis and Clinical Efficiency
  • 10:00 am – 10:15am BREAK
  • 10:15am – 12:00pm Objective Exam: Case Based Clinical Reasoning and Recognition of Common Clinical Patterns
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Manual Therapy Interventions: Lumbar Directed
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Manual Therapy Interventions: Hip Directed
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm BREAK
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm Manual Therapy: Passive to Active Progressions
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm Using Exercise to Confirm Hypotheses and Treat Clinical Patterns
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm Q&A and Post Test

APTA CO Members: $225; APTA CO Non-Members: $275; PT Students $100

Contact: [email protected]

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Contact: [email protected]