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Current Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Stabilization Concepts for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

Referrals for the evaluation and treatment of lumbar and sacroiliac joint pathologies are frequently seen in physical therapy and sports medicine clinics. Disorders in the lumbar spine and sacroiliac regions can be difficult to manage as one diagnosis can present with a multitude of physical exam findings. Determining which findings are relevant and have a high probability of changing the patients primary complaint is usually where the clinical challenge lies. This intermediate level comprehensive course will provide clinicians with information and techniques that can be utilized the following day in their clinical practice. A systematic assessment of the lumbar spine, sacroiliac region and hip will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing current evidence, algorithms, and clinical reasoning in the classification and treatment of syndromes. Specific diagnosis will include lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar spondylosis, lumbar facet dysfunction and lumbar stenosis. Joint dysfunctions that will be addressed will include: innominate positional faults, including upslips and translated innominates. The role of hip hypomobilities issues that can co-exist with lumbar/sacroiliac joint dysfunctions will also be examined. The manual therapy component of this course will integrate the Australian/Maitland and Osteopathic Medicine approaches with current research and effective clinical applications. Neuromuscular stabilization procedures will be evidence based as well and focus on proven treatment interventions. The majority of the course is laboratory in order to focus on clinicians handling skills and precise performance of techniques and exercises. Learning will be enhanced with computer slide presentations and video analysis projections. Case studies will also be utilized to reinforce clinical reasoning skills. Additionally, the course instruction will provide insight towards differential diagnosis of lumbar pathology, with special attention to concerns for physical therapists involved in the increasingly common practice of direct access.


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  • Design a program that integrates current evidenced-based information into a comprehensive program for lumbopelvic disorders.
  • Discuss the rationale for when to perform slow velocity and high velocity thrust mobilizations.
  • Analyze examination findings to establish an accurate treatment classification category.
  • Develop palpation and observation skills to identify movement dysfunction in the lumbar spine, pelvic girdle and sacroiliac joint.
  • Perform selected intervention strategies for the pelvic girdle and sacroiliac region based on the examination and current evidence.
  • Perform selected intervention strategies for the lumbar spine based on the examination and current evidence.
  • Develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program while incorporating muscle energy techniques/isometric mobilizations, functional assessment, joint mobilizations, movement re-education and exercise.
  • Design a treatment strategy that incorporates slow velocity and high velocity thrust techniques (to include rotations in neutral, flexion and extension).
  • Develop proper lumbopelvic stabilization exercises for hypermobile lumbopelvic patient presentations.
  • Instructor name

    Robert Klingman, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    I have over 20 years of clinical experience and utilize an evidence-based teaching approach when presenting concepts to examine and treat the Lumbar spine and Sacroiliac joint.
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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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