Low back pain is one of the most debilitating and costly epidemics in industrialized society, comprising over 25% of all outpatient physical therapy visits with a notable increase expected over the next 15 years. Consequently, this course has been designed to provide an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and treatment of lumbosacral dysfunction. This two day lab intensive course incorporates medical screening procedures, differential diagnosis, muscle energy techniques, functional exercise prescription, mobilization and manual therapy of the lumbosacral complex. Evaluation and treatment is approached as a systematic process utilizing clinical reasoning and scientific evidence. Significant lab time allows each attendee to process, practice, and polish intervention techniques under the guided supervision of experienced manual therapists. The end result is the ability to immediately apply new skills upon return to the clinic.

Low back pain is one of the most debilitating and costly epidemics in industrialized society, comprising over 25% of all outpatient physical therapy visits with a notable increase expected over the next 15 years. Consequently, this course has been designed to provide an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and treatment of lumbosacral dysfunction. This two day lab intensive course incorporates medical screening procedures, differential diagnosis, muscle energy techniques, functional exercise prescription, mobilization and manual therapy of the lumbosacral complex.  Evaluation and treatment is approached as a systematic process utilizing clinical reasoning and scientific evidence. Significant lab time allows each attendee to process, practice, and polish intervention techniques under the guided supervision of experienced manual therapists. The end result is the ability to immediately apply new skills upon return to the clinic.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Sep 8, 2018 – Sep 9, 2018

    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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    St Mary's Medical Center
    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    www.stmarysmc.com

    Cypress Room- Use front entrance

    Parking- in front of hospital

    Area Accommodations
    Best Western
    1800 Palm Beach Lakes ,
    WPB , Fl 33401
    Phone# 561-683-8810
    Saint Mary's Discounted Rate of $109.00
    (ask for Rick or Astrid in sales)

    SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach I-95
    2437 Metrocentre Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 689-6814

    Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach
    2455 Metrocentre Boulevard,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 682-9188

    Residence Inn By Marriott West Palm Beach
    2461 Metrocentre Blvd East
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 687-4747

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the "other" mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

    Emerson Conference Room "A"
    Tel: 781-340-8000

    Map and Driving Directions:
    Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

    South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
    Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From North
    Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From Logan Airport
    Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From West
    Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From South
    Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
    929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
    (2.9 miles away)

    Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
    850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
    (3.0 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
    50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
    (5.0 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PTs, PTAs, ATCs.

BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563


Audience

This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, & ATCs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Objectives

  • Identify key anatomical structures and principles as they relate to lumbosacral examination and treatment.
  • Perform a neurological and orthopedic medical screening to identity contraindications to treatment and noting when further medical assessment is necessary.
  • Perform a thorough evidence based examination through provocative and special testing procedures.
  • Demonstrate functional progression of exercises based on clinical findings and evidence.
  • Demonstrate mechanical instruction for functional activities.

Participants Comments

  • “I attended your lumbosacral course this weekend in Minneapolis, MN. I just wanted to let you know, I used the positional traction technique and manual traction with my lumbar radiculopathy patient today and it took away his leg pain and much relief from his back. He looked at me as if I was amazing. My patients and I THANK YOU so much for all the great tips! The course was fabulous, and directly applicable to my patients! ”
  • “Every concept was explained, routed in evidence and then followed up with hands on application”
  • “Very informative and well put together”
  • “Excellent course; Thought Provoking”
  • “Terrific instructor who was flexible and sensitive to class needs.”

Schedule

  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Medical Screening for the LumboSacral Complex
    -Upper and Lower quarter screen
    -Neurological screening
    -Differentiation of referred pain
    12:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Examination of the Lumbosacral Complex
    -“Red Flags”
    -“Yellow Flags”
    - Important co-morbidities
    - Outcome Measures
    - Postural Assessment & Muscular Imbalance
    2:30 BREAK
    2:45 Demonstration & Practice Examination Lab
    Examination of the LumboSacral Complex - (cont)
    - Special Tests & Provocation Tests
    - Mobility Assessments
    - Radiology Interpretation
    - Algorithmic evaluation system
    - Examination Findings & Classification
    5:30 Q/A & Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Treatment of the Lumbar Spine
    Manual Therapy Demonstration & Practice Lab
    - Mobilization & Manipulation of the lumbar spine
    - MET - Muscle Energy Techniques
    10:00 Functional Exercise Rx Demonstration & Practice Lab
    - Transversus/Multifidus recruitment
    - Dynamic stabilization exercise progression
    - Flexibility exercises
    - Mechanical Instruction for Functional Activities
    11:00 Repeated Movement
    - Flexion movement & Extension movement
    - Lateral shift corrections
    12:00 LUNCH (OWN YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Traction: Mechanical traction & Positional traction
    2:00 Treatment of the Sacroiliac Complex
    Functional Exercise Rx Demonstration & Practice Lab
    - Stabilization
    - Deep muscular contractions
    - Home exercise considerations
    - Muscular Imbalance
    2:30 BREAK
    2:45 Manual Therapy Lab
    - Mobilization & Manipulation of SI/Pelvic Complex
    - MET - Muscle Energy Techniques
    5:00 Q/A & Adjourn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.