TypeOnline Course
Date11/20/2019 - 03/31/2020
Student Enrolled10
Certificate70% of quiz marks
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This course is intended for PT/PTA in IL. after completion of the course you will be awarded 3 CEUs.

Section 1Course Material
Lecture 1Course OutlineFree Preview


One of the clinical challenges for physical therapists is the identification and management of lumbar spinal stability. The purpose of this 3 hours course is to introduce an evidence-based clinical test and intervention for spinal instability patients.

This CE program is suitable for

Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant


Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Instability: An Evidence-Based Approach


Mehana Osman, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Course Highlights


  1. Opioid crisis in the USA and CDC Data
  2. Evidence based process and literature review of spinal instability
  3. Reason for spinal fusion surgery
  4. Hicks in imaging, opioids prescriptions, injections, and fusion surgery (data)

◊Spinal Instability definition and anatomical review.

◊Spinal Instability, what are the best evidence for?

  1. Diagnosis-clinical test
  2. Test and measurement
  3. Intervention
  4. Outcome measure

◊Spinal instability; Demonstration of Passive Lumbar Extension (PLE) test.

◊Clinical Application of the best evidence for spinal instability

◊Review of data from a case series.

◊Application of Specific therapeutic exercises for spinal instability

Lecture 2Course ObjectivesFree Preview

Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the opioid crises in the USA.
  2. Review the evidence-based process for spinal instability diagnosis, tests and measurement, intervention, and outcome.
  3. Identify the best clinical test for diagnosis of spinal instability including sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratio
  4. Demonstrate correct application of Passive Lumbar Extension (PLE) test.
  5. Learn the difference between straight leg raising (SLR) test and slump test.
  6. Identify at least 2 outcome tools to be use with spinal instability patients.
  7. Appraise different interventions options.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate application of a specific therapeutic intervention for spinal instability patients.
Lecture 3Opioid crisis
Lecture 4Course Materials in PDF
Section 2How to print certificate
Lecture 5Before you take the test
Lecture 6How to Print certificate
Section 3Course Evaluation
Lecture 7Course Evaluation
Section Quiz
Section 4Final Test
Final Quiz

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