TypeOnline Course
Date01/12/2021 - 09/30/2022
CommentFree until 09/30/2022
Student Enrolled42
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Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Instability: An Evidence-Based Approach

Section 1Course Material..
Lecture 1Course Outline..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 ObjectivesPreview

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 Content
Lecture 5Final Quiz Guide Preview

Final Quiz Guidelines

  1. Before taking the final quiz, please review the course contents.
  2. When you ready, take the final test.
  3. You have unlimited  attempts to take the test.
  4. The passing score is 70%.
  5. Your score will be posted to your portal page.
  6. Certificate; if you pass, you will see the certificate in your portal page
  7. If you don’t see the certificate, check your score and retake the test.
  8. If you view the correct answers before you pass the test, you will be dropped out of that course and you will have to contact us to re-register.


Final Quiz

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