Evidence-Inspired Practice: Lumbar Spine Pathology, 6/11/2024

About the Course
This course is designed for the rehabilitation clinician to move beyond static imaging to utilizing active and passive movements to identify patterns. After a pattern has been identified, the clinician will perform passive assessment techniques to confirm the suspected tissue impairment. Once the tissue impairment has been confirmed, specific interventions including patient education, manual therapy, and home exercises can be utilized to restore function while decreasing symptoms.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify potential causes of back pain
  • Understand relevant anatomical structures
  • Identify signs/symptoms that would need referred
  • Understand potential cause of signs/symptoms
  • Recognize active and passive movement screens
  • Recognize tissue involved with limited AROM vs PROM
  • Recognize compensation s for surrounding joints
  • Recognize patterns during AROM
  • Select additional tests to confirm impairment
  • Select evidence-base d interventions for specific patterns
  • Select home exercises to re-enforce clinical interventions
About the Author
STEVE MIDDLETON, PT, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP, FMT, serves as the Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program at William Woods University as well as Clinic Director at Assess, Treat and Condition, an outpatient clinic in Fulton, MO. He has nearly 20 years of experience in patient care. Dr. Middleton has also worked with athletes, from high school to college as well as professional athletes in the NFL and the Olympics. He has instructed thousands of clinicians in continuing education courses over the past 8 years. His treatment and teaching approach is very hands-on, from performing manual therapy techniques to therapeutic exercises to improve function while decreasing symptoms.
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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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