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Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders


Contact Hours: Varies

Length: Varies

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For: PT

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 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.

This course is being offered in person or as a virtual lab. Learn more about the virtual lab experience here.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Identify and perform key elements of the lumbopelvic subjective and objective clinical examination, with particular emphasis on active and passive motion testing with overpressure, hip and lumbar differential testing, and special tests.
  • Synthesize and analyze data from the lumbopelvic clinical examination based on signs and symptoms and treatment-based classifications.
  • Determine a diagnosis and use sound clinical reasoning and treatment-based classifications (mobilization, specific exercise, stabilization, traction) to guide patient/client management.
  • Engage in the diagnostic process to establish differential diagnoses across systems & across the life span.
  • Utilize a consistent clinical process to effectively screen for systemic disease and non-musculoskeletal pathology in patients with lumbopelvic pain.
  • Justify the selection of manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
  • Perform selected lumbopelvic manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with low back pain or dysfunction.
  • Apply your learning to your clinical practice next week.


Dates and Locations

2-Day Weekend Intensive

8-Week Online Didactic

  • Virtual

    Online, Faculty-led

    Jul. 10 - Sep. 2, 2023

    Kristin Smith


4-Week Virtual Lab

  • Virtual

    Online, Faculty-led

    Jul. 24 - Aug. 19, 2023

    Zach Kovacevic

  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • 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. Course Graduate

  • 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. Course Graduate


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