Utilizing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Low Back Pain


About the Course 
This course is intended for healthcare professionals who treat clients with low back pain. The course integrates the most recent research and clinical practice guidelines for low back pain. Participants will learn how to classify low back pain and which interventions are deemed most effective based on these classifications.  

Learning Outcomes 
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Predict how a clinical practice guideline can be utilized to improve patient/client outcomes and occupational performance.  
  • Classify low back pain using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model.
  • Review the four intervention strategies to clients with low back pain as described in the CPGs: Exercise, Manual, Classification Systems, and Education.  
  • Relate each of the four intervention strategies through case studies of clients with low back pain.  

About the Author/Presenter 
Dr. Ryan Wadas, PT, DPT, earned his bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University of Kansas in 2005 and his doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2009 from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Wadas has over 12 years of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy (PT) experience, the majority of which he served as a clinical instructor working with PT and physical therapy assistant (PTA) students. He also has 9 years of experience in academics; Dr. Wadas is currently a professor at South University’s PTA program in Tampa, Florida, with 7 years as adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s DPT program in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Wadas has advanced training and coursework in spinal manipulation through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT), the McKenzie Method to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), vestibular therapy training, myofascial practitioner cupping certification, and selective functional movement assessment (SFMA). 

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships  
The planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.  

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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Accreditations and Approvals 

AOTA logo Colibri Healthcare, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 9874. This Distance Learning-Independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.