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Low Back Disorders Online CE Course 3rd Edition

Low Back Disorders Online CE Course 3rd Edition

Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation

$292.95 CAD


Product Format

    Course components are delivered online:

    Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Third Edition e-book

    • Video clips

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:

    • Discuss some of the debatable issues regarding low back pain and its treatment.

    • Explain the risk factors associated with low back disorders.

    • Understand the normal and injury mechanics of the lumbar spine.

    • Identify important functional anatomy of the lumbar spine and its relation to injury mechanics.

    • Educate clients in prevention strategies to reduce the risk of low back injury.

    • Understand the importance of scientifically based decision making in the evaluation and treatment of low back disorders.

    • Develop an exercise program that includes safe lumbar stabilization exercises and be able to modify and progress the exercises.

    Low Back Disorders, Third Edition Online CE Course guides learners through assessment and treatment of low back pain, providing evidence-based research on the best methods of rehabilitation and prevention of future injury. This course contains all of the essential tools for those who work with clients and patients who have low back maladies.

    This course—based on the third edition of Low Back Disorders by internationally recognized low back specialist Stuart McGill—presents the research and applications of back anatomy and biomechanics to build effective prevention and rehabilitation programs for patients or clients. Content includes the following:

    • More than 500 photos, graphs, and charts on anatomy, biomechanics, and assessments

    • 50 tests and exercises with step-by-step instructions to aid learners in developing successful programs for patients and clients

    • An online video suite that showcases various exercises and assessments addressed in the book

    • Practical checklists that provide easy access to testing and assessment, clinical techniques, and information

    • Practical Applications to provide clinical information to aid learners in understanding concepts and theories

    Strong foundational information on anatomy and injury mechanisms guides learners through the essential functions of the structures of the low back and related tissues. Common misconceptions about pain and discomfort are also addressed and corrected. In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, the course provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free.

    The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter objectives, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare learners for the continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course. The final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions that address concepts throughout the course materials. Upon passing the exam, individuals may print ouut and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.


    A continuing education course for physical and occupational therapists, sport and orthopedic physicians, rehabilitation specialists, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.

    Course Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    How to Access the Online Video

    Learning Objectives

    Learning With the Low Back Disorders Book

    Chapter 1: Introduction to the Issues and Scientific Approach Unique to This Book

    Chapter 2: Epidemiological Studies and What They Really Mean

    Chapter 3: Functional Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

    Chapter 4: Normal and Injury Mechanics of the Lumbar Spine

    Chapter 5: Myths and Realities of Lumbar Spine Stability

    Chapter 6: LBD Risk Assessment

    Chapter 7: Reducing the Risk of Low Back Injury

    Chapter 8: Building Better Rehabilitation Programs for Low Back Injuries

    Chapter 9: Evaluating the Patient

    Chapter 10: Developing the Exercise Program

    Chapter 11: Advanced Exercises

    Learning Activities Answer Key

    Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    Book Table of Contents

    List of Tests and Exercises


    Accessing and Using the Web Resource


    How and Why You Should Read This Book

    Part I. Scientific Foundation

    Chapter 1. Introduction to the Issues and Scientific Approach Unique to This Book

    Legislative Landscape: The Unfortunate Adverse Impact on Painful Backs

    Deficiencies in Current Diagnostic Practices

    Inadequacies in Current Care and Prevention

    Mechanical Loading and the Process of Injury: A Low Back Tissue Injury Primer

    Excellent Clinicians and Excellent Practice

    Unique Scientific Foundation of This Book

    In Vitro Lab

    In Vivo Lab

    A Final Note

    Chapter 2. Epidemiological Studies and What They Really Mean

    Influence of Randomized Controlled Trials and Other Epidemiological Approaches

    Misunderstandings of Epidemiology

    Multidimensional Links Among Biomechanical, Psychosocial, and Personal Variables

    Are Biomechanical Variables and Psychosocial Variables Distinct?

    How Do Biomechanical Factors Affect LBD?

    Links Between Personal Factors and LBD

    Studies of Exercise Intervention

    Practical Application: What the Evidence Supports

    What Works Clinically

    A Final Note

    Chapter 3. Functional Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

    Anatomy Trains

    Basic Neural Structure

    Vascular Anatomy


    Sacroiliac Joints

    Intervertebral Disc



    Lumbodorsal Fascia (LDF)

    Quick Review of the Pelvis, Hips, and Related Musculature

    Clinically Relevant Aspects of Pain and Anatomic Structure

    A Final Note

    Chapter 4. Normal and Injury Mechanics of the Lumbar Spine

    Kinematic Properties of the Thoracolumbar Spine

    Kinetics and Normal Lumbar Spine Mechanics

    Dubious Lifting Mechanisms

    Other Important Mechanisms of Normal Spine Mechanics

    Injury Mechanisms

    Biomechanical and Physiological Changes Following Injury

    A Final Note

    Chapter 5. Myths and Realities of Lumbar Spine Stability

    Why Spine Stability Is Important for Everyone

    Stability: A Qualitative Analogy

    Quantitative Foundation of Stability

    Stability Myths, Facts, and Clinical Implications

    A Final Note

    Part II. Injury Prevention

    Chapter 6. LBD Risk Assessment

    Brief Review of the Risk Factors for LBD

    NIOSH Approach to Risk Assessment

    Snook Psychophysical Approach

    Lumbar Motion Monitor (LMM)


    Biological Signal–Driven Model Approaches

    A Final Note

    Chapter 7. Reducing the Risk of Low Back Injury

    Lessons From the Literature

    LBD Prevention for Workers

    The Question of Back Belts

    LBD Prevention for Employers

    Injury Prevention Primer

    A Note for Consultants

    Reducing the Risk in Athletes

    A Final Note

    Part III. Low Back Rehabilitation

    Chapter 8. Building Better Rehabilitation Programs for Low Back Injuries

    Pain-Reducing Mechanisms of Exercise

    Five-Stage Back Training Program

    Finding the Best Approach

    Stages of Patient Progression

    Guidelines for Developing the Best Exercise Regimen

    A Final Note

    Chapter 9. Evaluating the Patient

    Most Crucial Element in Evaluation

    First Clinician–Patient Meeting

    Assessing Posture and Movement Quality

    Some Provocation Tests

    Some Functional Screens

    Testing Muscle Endurance

    A Final Note

    Chapter 10. Developing the Exercise Program

    Philosophy of Low Back Exercise Design

    Clinical Wisdom

    Thoughts on Mobility

    Identifying Safe and Effective Exercises

    Beginner’s Program for Pain Control and Stabilization

    Exercises That May Be Used in a Stabilization Program

    Special Conditions

    A Final Note

    Chapter 11. Advanced Exercises

    Safely Increasing Challenges

    Occupational and Athletic Work Hardening

    A Final Note

    Stuart McGill, PhD, is a professor at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a world-renowned lecturer and expert in spine function, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. He has written more than 300 scientific publications on lumbar function, mechanisms of low back injury, investigation of rehabilitation programs matched to specific categories of back pain patients, and the formulation of work-related injury avoidance strategies. He has received several awards for his work, including the Volvo Bioengineering Award for Low Back Pain Research from Sweden.

    McGill has been an invited lecturer at many universities and delivered more than 300 addresses to societies around the world. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on assessment and reduction of the risk of low back injury to government agencies, corporations, professional athletes and teams, and legal firms. He is one of the few scientists who, in addition to performing research, is regularly requested by the medical profession to consult with challenging patients from around the world.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Yan Shvartsman
    A University Level course

    As a Kinesiology major this course feels like something I would take in 3rd or 4th year of university. The text is extensive and scientific.