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Improving Clinical Reasoning Skills in the Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back and Leg Pain
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Improving Clinical Reasoning Skills in the Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back and Leg Pain

5/4/2019 to 5/5/2019
When: May 4-5 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Advocate Christ Outpatient Pavilion
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, Illinois  60453
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: Bookhout Seminar, LLC
Contact: Kyle Cook, PT, OCS

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Improving Clinical Reasoning Skills in the Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back and Leg Pain


Course Description: This two day course will focus on the evaluation and treatment of low back and leg pain from a neurological and biomechanical perspective. Correlations between the pathophysiology of this area and a patient’s clinical presentation will be discussed in detail. This course will include the clinical presentation and treatment of a herniated lumbar disc, facet joint dysfunction, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. Evaluation of the thoracolumbar junction, lumbar spine, pelvis and hips will be presented in such a way that the student will be able to decide which treatment approach has the best chance of success. Treatment techniques will be eclectic in nature and include neural mobilization, muscle energy, articulatory techniques, mobilization with movement, directional specific repeated movements and home exercises.


Speakers:  Galen Wetzell, DPT, OCS and Kyle Cook, MPT, OCS


Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • To review the functional and neurological anatomy of the lumbar spine and pelvis.
  • To have a better understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, pelvis and hips and their interdependence.
  • To learn how different pathologies of the lumbar spine, pelvis and hips present clinically.
  • To be able to recognize when or if a patient’s pathological/radiological findings correlate with their clinical presentation.
  • To be able to integrate a variety of treatment approaches to optimize success in treating patients with a herniated lumbar disc, facet dysfunction, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.
  • To be able to decide when a patient may need to be referred to a physician for further diagnostic work up.
  • To learn what type of home exercise program and self-help measures will best address the patient’s functional limitations and compliment their manual therapy treatment.


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Program Content Area: Orthopaedic

Course Type: Traditional
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: PTs, PTAs
CE Contact Hours: 15.5 CE Hours

Course Approval: IPTA Approved #858-7415 (approval 5/1/19-5/1/20)

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