The goal of this low back pain continuing education program is to help physical therapists screen patients effectively and efficiently for possible pathological conditions and nonorganic-related causes for low back pain (LBP), determine the sources of patient symptoms and improve the physical therapist’s decision-making ability regarding an appropriate plan of care. After reviewing this module, you will be able to:
- Determine whether a patient’s LBP symptoms are related to a pathological or nonorganic process
- Describe the potential source and/or origin of a patient’s musculoskeletal LBP
- Classify patients with LBP into an appropriate treatment group that best matches their signs and symptoms to obtain the most effective and efficient therapeutic outcomes
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/10 to 01/31/13 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
Gannett Education is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2014.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S1861 for 10/07/13 to 10/07/14); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP130021169 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021421 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 5226 for 10/07/13 to 10/06/14); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1471-2012 for 09/24/13 to 01/31/14). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 07/23/13 to 07/23/17 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 10/22/13 to 07/31/15.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.