About the course
DESCRIPTION: This lab intensive course applies clinical reasoning and a comprehensive biomechanical musculoskeletal assessment and examination skills of the lower thoracic and lumbar spines utilized by the physical therapist in the clinical setting. This course will solidify the importance of a thorough subjective examination and specific objective assessment in order for the participant to formulate a provisional differential diagnosis while demonstrating how to rule out serious pathology. Additionally, the participants will demonstrate appropriate treatment and management skills of the lumbar and lower thoracic spine utilized by the physical therapist in the clinical setting management. The course will introduce lumbar spine locking techniques in order to navigate complex lumbar pathologies. This course will demonstrate specific lumbopelvic stabilization and graded mobilization techniques, as well as neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic exercises to reinforce all manual therapy techniques.
Course Number: PTH 843
Credits / CEU's: 1.5 credits / 2.1 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 both Lower Extremity Assessment, Management & Manipulation and Lumbar Spine Assessment and Management together.