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Evidence Based Rehab for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $88

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study on evidence based rehab for lumbar spinal stenosis. Professional Objectives:At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: Describe normal spinal alignment and mechanics and how they change as the spine ages. Recognize the genesis of lumbar spinal stenosis and its effect on posture, gait, and balance. Describe the critical components of the early phase of rehab and how they set the stage for real changes in pain and mobility. Identify the unique aspects of effective gait training for patient with lumbar spinal stenosis. Recognize how ADL training is unique for this patient population and ways to effectively decrease pain and increase independence and safety by following a graded ADL protocol. 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.

Treating older adults with back pain is often not the most rewarding thing we do. The healthcare professionals efforts to help them are frequently hindered by how much pain they have and how little they can tolerate in terms of activity and exercise. This course can help with that. First, the course looks at the anatomy and mechanics of the normal spine and compare that with the typical structural changes that occur with advancing age. The healthcare professional will develop treatment techniques and protocols that are specific to the older adult with spinal stenosis, including safe manual therapy techniques, effective exercises, specific training to improve gait, and ADL progressions. As an evidence-based course, the research and foundational science behind these treatment protocols will be articulated. This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM