Lumbar Spine Manual Therapy Management
Dr. Jeff Moore, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, Cert. SMT
UNMC's Division of Physical Therapy Education and Alumni Council held this 2-Day continuing education event August 25 & 26, 2018 in the Bennett Hall Lab (Room 4016) on the University of Nebraska Medical Center Campus, Omaha, NE and in the Health Science Education Complex (Room 206), Kearney, Nebraska (connected virtually and with onsite lab assistant)
Dr. Moore received his doctorate of physical therapy degree with high honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Dr. Moore has obtained a manual therapy certification (MTC) from St. Augustine and a certification in spinal manipulation (Cert-SMT) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Most recently he completed his Fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy through Evidence In Motion. Dr. Moore has spent the past eight years working exclusively in outpatient orthopedics. He launched the Institute of Clinical Excellence in 2012 and became a faculty member with Evidence In Motion in 2015. Between these two companies Dr. Moore regularly teaches manual therapy courses around the country.
This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of low back pain. Laboratory sessions will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust and non-thrust manipulation to the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, thoracolumbar spine, and lower ribs. Additional labs will cover an introduction to the McKenzie approach, pain science application, and progressive exercise concepts. Mobility and motor control exercises will be included to complement the manual therapy techniques. Lecture material will summarize the developing body of literature regarding the subgrouping of lumbar spine patients, differential diagnosis of lumbar conditions, psychologically informed practice, and lumbar spine examination based on clinical practice guidelines.
- Understand the risk factors associated with spinal manipulation and be able to screen patients properly using a thorough history and targeted physical examination.
- Perform a thorough objective examination using clinical practice guidelines and current best evidence to determine necessary data.
- Demonstrate an excellent understanding of current best evidence in regards to manual therapy, thrust and non-thrust joint mobilization techniques, in the treatment of patients with low back pain.
- Demonstrate proper technique with lumbar mobilization and thrust manipulation to the lumbar and lower thoracic regions.
- Demonstrate proper technique with all thoracic and lumbar mobility exercises and their home exercise counter parts.
August 25, 2018:
- 8:00 AM - 9:00: Subjective exam and clinical reasoning
- 9:00 - 9:30: Lumbar examination
- 9:30 - 10:00: Examination lab
- 10:00 - 10:30: Subgrouping and manual therapy
- 10:30 - 11:00: Lumbar manipulation safety
- 11:00 - 12:00: Lab - Lumbar HVLAT
- 12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00 - 1:30: Lumbar mobilization lab
- 1:30 - 2:30: Lumbar mobility/motor control
- 2:30 - 3:30: Lab - Low thoracic manipulation
- 3:30 - 4:30: Thoracic mobility/motor control
- 4:30 - 5:00 PM: Lab - Student demonstration
August 26, 2018:
- 8:00 AM - 8:30: Patient expectation and HEP compliance, legislative update
- 8:30 - 9:30: Open Lab
- 9:30 - 11:00: Chronic Low Back Pain
- 11:00 - 12:00: Pain Science Introduction
- 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
- 1:00 - 1:30: SIJ diagnosis and treatment
- 1:30 - 2:00: Lab – SIJ thrust and pregnancy modification
- 2:00 - 2:30: MDT Principles
- 2:30 - 3:30: The hip and LBP
- 3:30 - 4:30: Lab - Selected Hip techniques
- 4:30 - 5:00 P: Open lab - Student Demonstration
Registration is limited due to lab space.
$495.00 ($250.00 for UNMC Clinical Instructors and Alumni)
- Price will go up to $300 two weeks prior to course for alumni and CIs.
- Non-alumni/CIs price will go up to $545 two weeks prior to course.
- PTAs are welcome to attend but are not allowed to perform the thrust manipulation procedures.
- Approved for 16 CEU hours through the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
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- 100% if cancelled 2 weeks in advanced
- 50% if cancelled up until 2 days prior to course
- No refund if cancelled the day before the course