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.
Physical Therapists / Doctors of Medicine / Doctors of Osteopathy /University Faculty
1. Understand the risk factors associated with spinal manipulation and be able to screen patients properly using a thorough history and targeted physical examination.
2. Perform a thorough objective examination using clinical practice guidelines and current best evidence to determine necessary data
3. 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.
4. Demonstrate proper technique with lumbar mobilization and thrust manipulation to the lumbar and lower thoracic regions.
5. Demonstrate proper technique with all thoracic and lumbar mobility exercises and their home exercise counter parts
8:00am-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
11:00-12:00pm: Lab – Lumbar HVLAT
1:00-1:30: Lumbar mobilization lab
1:30pm-2:30: Lumbar mobility/motor control
2:30-3:30: Lab – Low thoracic manipulation
3:30-4:30: Thoracic mobility/motor control
4:30-5:00pm: Lab – Student demonstration
8:00am-8:30: Patient expectation and HEP
compliance, legislative update
8:30-9:30: Open Lab
9:30-11:00: Chronic Low Back Pain
11:00-12:00pm: Pain Science Introduction
1:00pm – 1:30: SIJ diagnosis and treatment
1:30-2:00: Lab – SIJ thrust and pregnancy
2:00 – 2:30: MDT Principles
2:30 – 3:30: The hip and LBP
3:30 – 4:30: Lab: Selected Hip techniques
4:30 – 5:00pm: Open lab: Student
Speaker Bio: Dr. Jeff Moore
Dr. Jeff Moore received his doctorate of physical therapy degree with high honors from the University of
St. Augustine for Health Sciences. After graduation, Jeff obtained the manual therapy certification
(MTC) from St. Augustine and the certification in spinal manipulation (Cert-SMT) from Dr. James
Dunning and the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Most recently Jeff completed his
Fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy through Evidence In Motion. Clinically, Dr. Moore has
spent the past six years working exclusively in outpatient orthopedics. From 2008 to 2011 he practiced in
Bozeman, MT at Excel Physical therapy and since 2011 has been working in outpatient physical therapy
in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Jeff launched the Institute of Clinical Excellence in 2012 and now teaches
at conferences around the country with both the Institute and Evidence In Motion.