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Orthopedic Physical Assessment: The Spine: Module 10: Lumbar Spine
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
Contact Hours: 7
Registration Fee: $115
1. Identify applied anatomy of the facet joints and intervertebral discs.
2. Identify and differentiate between conditions of the motion segments:
spondylosis; spondylolysis; spondylolisthesis; retrolisthesis, tropisms,
lumbarization, and sacralization.
3. Identify the resting position, close packed position, and capsular pattern of the
4. List functions and composition of intervertebral discs.
5. Identify activity and percentage increase in disc pressure at L3.
6. Identify the prognostic factors for positive outcome with nonoperative care for
lumbar disc herniations.
7. Identify the 7 predictors of chronicity of low back pain.
8. Identify 9 characteristics of “mechanical” low back pain.
9. Distinguish between centralization and peripheralization.
10. Recognize the differential diagnosis of mechanical low back pain.
11. Identify 3 general body types.
12. Identify 7 active movements of the lumbar spine.
13. Define sphinx position.
14. Recognize different list patterns in patients with herniated discs.
15. Define a “quick test.”
16. Identify methods for measuring functional leg length.
17. Identify muscles of the lumbar spine; their actions and nerve root derivations.
18. Recognize 9 resisted isometric movements of the lumbar spine.
19. Identify and differentiate between lumbar root syndromes.
20. Identify myotomes of the lumbar and sacral spines and be able to discuss testing
21. Identify 3 functional assessments used to measure disability from the patient’s
22. Identify 3 neurological dysfunction (neurodynamic) tests performed on the
23. List straight leg raising tests and its modifications.
24. Define the Valsalva Maneuver.
25. Identify 2 common instability tests performed on the lumbar spine.
26. Differentiate and discuss tests for joint dysfunction, muscle tightness, muscle
dysfunction, intermittent claudication, and malingering.
27. Identify 7 peripheral nerve lesions and their sensory supply, sensory loss, motor
loss and reflex changes.
28. List 6 different joint play movements of the lumbar spine.
29. Differentiate between lumbar strain and posterolateral lumbar disc herniation at
Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the applied anatomy, observation, examination and case studies of the shoulder.
This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by David J. Magee “Orthopedic Physical Assessment” Fifth Edition ©2008. The fifth edition of “Orthopedic Physical Assessment” offers a straightforward, systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment and explains the rationale behind various aspects of the assessment. Every joint of the body is covered, and separate chapters cover such specific topics as the principles of assessment, head and face, gait, posture, emergency sports assessment and the extremities. It also offers unparalleled coverage of the extremities, clear explanations of positions and movements, and extensive use of tables and illustrations including many radiographs to highlight key points.
This illustrated 1152 page book has been broken down by chapters into modules (check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession). Each module can be purchased separately or combined with one or all of the other modules as a bundle pack. Individual modules are available in our online format (PDF Download) available instantly, or by mail.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM