About the course
"DESCRIPTION: This lab intensive course applies clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis through formulating illness scripts based upon a thorough subjective history and a hands-on musculoskeletal assessment of the lumbar spine and pelvis. This course is designed to equip the clinician with the proper subjective and objective evaluation skills to determine the appropriateness of physical therapy, recognize the need for a referral due to signs and symptoms of serious pathology and generate a provisional differential diagnosis of lumbar spinal or pelvic dysfunction. Pain science, including acute and chronic nociceptive mechanisms are discussed and applied through clinical scenarios. Furthermore, intervention techniques and management of common spinal and pelvic pathologies are demonstrated, including soft tissue techniques and joint articulation techniques. Neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic exercises are introduced to reinforce each manual treatment.
Course Number: PTH 732
CEU's: 1.5 credit hours/ 21 CEU’s
Format:: 1 day online (7 hours) with 2 assessments + 2 days onsite (14 hours)= 21 hours
Accelerated Format Option:
Andrews University: 4 days back to back. Sun-Wed. Register for Gateway Lumbar and Gateway Cervical together=42 hours"