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Advanced Spinal Pathology for Physical Therapists

presented by Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

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Financial: Eric Robertson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Eric Robertson has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 89 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 25 Minutes

This course reviews advanced spine pathologies and diagnostic criteria. It should be utilized as a review on its own to assist with differential diagnosis or as part of the OCS Prep series. The course will review current clinical guidelines and diagnostic classifications for low back pain as well as a high-level overview of evidence for interventions. Case applications will demonstrate the implementation of best evidence into clinical problems.

Meet Your Instructor

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, MFA, is associate professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, and associate professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, CA. Previously he served as Director of Graduate Physical Therapy Education for Kaiser Permanente Northern California and assistant professor of physical…

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1. Introduction to Advanced Spinal Pathologies

Spinal pathologies present a diagnostic and management dilemma for clinicians as many clinical guidelines suggest that determining a specific pathological cause for low back pain is difficult, if not impossible. This chapter will review some of the basis for this difficulty and define when specific diagnostic efforts should be pursued.

2. Serious Spinal Pathologies

This chapter reviews those components of spinal pain presentations that fall into serious pathologies. The review will include risk factors, clinical presentation, and triage for disorders best managed by someone else.

3. Degenerative Spinal Pathologies

This chapter reviews degenerative spinal pathologies often associated with aging. Spinal stenosis will be particularly discussed.

4. Spinal Pathologies Potpourri

This chapter reviews a collection of spinal pathologies commonly encountered in health settings, ranging from acute injury to insidious or genetic conditions.

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