“Do not treat all low back patients the same!"
This 3 1/2 minute low back exam & tailored treatment course provides detailed instruction on what relevant tests should be performed and how to correctly perform and interpret the tests and how to use test findings to tailor a treatment program. The course includes a low back exam form that can be used to guide the exam and to record exam findings. A template for conducting a thorough low back pain history is included with accompanying screening tools for assessing red and yellow flags.
The course will outline how to diagnose or classify low back pain patients based on the clinical pattern, physical and functional exam findings, and psychosocial risk assessment (yellow flags).
An easy-to-use clinical algorithm and summary chart is provided which matches each low back pain diagnosis or classification to a specific recommended treatment protocol that addresses symptoms and underlying physical and functional impairments and psychosocial barriers.
Delivering a tailored treatment aimed at specific clinical, physical, functional and psychosocial findings can significantly improve patient outcomes, both in the short and long term.