Watertown, South Dakota
For Life Therapy
Mar. 9 - 10, 2024
Patients with low back and pelvic/hip pain make up nearly 50% of all patients receiving outpatient physical therapy. EIM’s Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders course is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with lumbar spine and pelvic disorders and dysfunction. This course is offered in two different formats, with an emphasis on either hands-on skills or didactic knowledge.
This lab intensive course focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into the clinical management of these individuals. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice. Participants will receive hands-on demonstration and practice of both examination and selected interventions of lumbopelvic region.
By the end of the course, a successful participant will be able to:
Evidence in Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 8543. This Live activity is offered at 22 Contact hours; Intermediate, OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course is a virtual lab offering made up of 4 modules. Each module contains a self-directed portion, as well as an active learning portion. The self-directed lab portion is a video-instructed clinical application class consisting of orthopedic evaluation and treatment techniques. There are multiple short lectures with technique demonstration videos in each module which learners view independently. The active learning portion of the course includes activities such as: technique practice on a partner; recording various technique demonstrations for viewing by peers and faculty via an asynchronous learning platform; and live, synchronous sessions in an online meeting platform. Synchronous sessions emphasize clinical decision-making and application of the techniques learned in the lab. Other learning activities include a summative learning assignment (quiz) at the conclusion of the course. For those taking the Virtual Lab outside of an EIM program, pre-course work is included to familiarize learners with the highlights of the 8-week didactic content. A heavy focus is placed on the skill development and proficient use of examination, mobilization, and manipulation interventions for the lumbopelvic region.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
This is one of the best educational decisions that I have made in my post professional career. It has forced me to grow both personally and professional. I am constantly thinking about my clinical decisions and applying my rational for treatment interventions daily.
This course was instrumental to my own growth and knowledge as a seasoned therapist. I feel more empowered, courageous and willing to try the skills and use the outcomes to validate the effectiveness.
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