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
- Opioid crisis in the USA and CDC Data
- Evidence based process and literature review of spinal instability
- Reason for spinal fusion surgery
- Hicks in imaging, opioids prescriptions, injections, and fusion surgery (data)
◊Spinal Instability definition and anatomical review.
◊Spinal Instability, what are the best evidence for?
- Diagnosis-clinical test
- Test and measurement
- 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
- Recognize the opioid crises in the USA.
- Review the evidence-based process for spinal instability diagnosis, tests and measurement, intervention, and outcome.
- Identify the best clinical test for diagnosis of spinal instability including sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratio
- Demonstrate correct application of Passive Lumbar Extension (PLE) test.
- Learn the difference between straight leg raising (SLR) test and slump test.
- Identify at least 2 outcome tools to be use with spinal instability patients.
- Appraise different interventions options.
- Demonstrate appropriate application of a specific therapeutic intervention for spinal instability patients.