Participants will be introduced to the current evidence-based approach to management of low back pain using Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association with clinical reasoning. As payers and medical practitioners increasingly depend on evidence-based Guidelines, clinicians must utilize published recommendations when selecting examination tools and designing therapeutic programs to direct functional outcomes and to optimize documentation for reimbursement.
CPGs are intended to complement the clinical reasoning process of clinicians, not to provide a mandated protocol for making decisions about patient management. Understand the terminology and recommendations used in the CPG for low back pain. Select the proper impairment categories for your patients with low back pain for a more accurate match to their medical diagnosis, and choose recommended interventions to promote functional outcomes. Recognize what intervention types to utilize for specific impairment categories based on current evidence to successfully address low back pain and its related limitations.
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Development of CPG by APTA, definition of CPG, clinical prediction rule (CPR), CPG impairment measures, interventions to address limitations and structural and functional impairments.
- Discussion of proper use of evidence-based functional outcome measures, and physical impairment analysis measures to document exam findings and measured.
- Discussion of effective intervention types to improve limitations for specific impairment-based diagnostic categories. Example: For radicular or non-radicular categories describe clinical applications for patient education, manual therapy, neuromuscular and movement re-education, and therapeutic exercise.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on incorporating clinical practice guidelines when designing a plan of care for managing low back pain (LBP).
- Identify the current clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for patients with low back pain (LBP) as developed by the orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association
- Recognize examination for patients with low back pain and interpret the results to diagnose anatomical and functional impairments and classify people into the associated impairment-based category.
- List intervention strategies to address activity restriction limitations and functional mobility impairments based on the CPG classification of impairments for LBP.
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Theresa Schmidt is employed by Educise and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service