Current Updates on the Treatment of Low Back
How to Get Great Outcomes Treating Back
Lower back pain is one of the most common diagnoses in most health care
settings. Management of back pain can be costly, difficult, and often
frustrating. Can you meet the demands for positive outcomes, including pain
relief and timely return to work, sports, or function all while keeping costs
down from insurance companies, third party payers, and patients?
This comprehensive program will give you the opportunity to understand, assess,
and treat back problems with great outcomes. Back patients, even the most
challenging cases will get better faster. This seminar will make you more
efficient, competent, and successful, feeling more in control over your work.
The most current information will be shared so you can develop strategies to
effectively manage back problems. After this one-day seminar, you will be able
to more effectively treat even the most complex back patients and see immediate
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discover a change in treatment philosophy to
more effectively treat acute and chronic back pain
- Assess appropriate techniques for treating low
back pain in any setting
- Evaluate the pros and cons of different types
of outcome measures and which measures are valid and reliable
- Discover how to move away from a symptom-based
to a more functional approach
- Understand the functional anatomy and the role
of the muscular system
- Recognize the common causes of lower back pain
- Demonstrate how to recruit the inner and outer
core and develop functionally-based exercises for various patient populations
What You Should Bring
Please bring comfortable clothes for lab sessions/demonstrations, and an
exercise mat or thick towel, as well as a blood pressure cuff.
JOS DORRESTEIN, MHS, PT, is a specialist
in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation. He has been a licensed physical
therapist in the United States and Europe for over 32 years and has extensive
experience in the treatment of spinal disorders. He is a member of the American
Physical Therapy Association and its Orthopedic Section. He currently works
outside of Chicago, Illinois, where he treats difficult spine patients. His
previous work experience includes hospitals, long-term facilities, home health,
outpatient clinics, and on-site physical therapy clinics. He has worked with a
variety of patients and has also worked with several Fortune 500 companies in
the capacity of industrial physical therapist. He has also owned his own
practice and has been a director at several facilities. While treatment is an
essential element in the management of back disorders, the key to Mr.
Dorrestein's success is his evaluation methodology and program design. Mr.
Dorrestein has taught orthopedic physical therapy topics to over 6,000 health
care professionals over the years.
This seminar helped me to move beyond the
traditional evaluation and treatment methods and look at lumbar dysfunction in a
more practical manner for me and my patients.
Jason Fuller, PT
This seminar gave me great insight on fine-tuning my back evaluation skills.
Jennifer Wos, AT
Oak Creek, WI
Mr. Dorrestein is extremely knowledgeable and interesting with a comprehensive
background related to the subject matter.
Laurie Nebel, OT
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
- Certified Strength and Conditioning
- Rehabilitation Managers
- Exercise Physiologists
- Physician's Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants -
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6 hours of AAPA
Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician
assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME
activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for
Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
American College of Sports Medicine - The American College of Sports
Medicine?s Professional Education Committee certifies that Cross Country
Education meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from
(2013-December 31, 2016). Providership # 650699. This Continuing Education
offering meets the criteria for 6 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Cross Country
Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is
offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement
of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA
Educational level Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Illinois Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted
to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for approval of 6 credit hours.
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the
scope of their license or regulation.
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Physical Therapy Committee - This
meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please
contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.
Kentucky Physical Therapy Association - This program has been approved by
the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours (Category 1)
Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/15.
Board of Certification, Inc. - Cross Country Education is recognized by
the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified
Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
NSCA Certification - This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA
Certification for pre-approval of 0.6 CEUs.
SEMINAR TRAINING TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -