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If you wish to gain clarity, certainty and confidence in helping your patients overcome back pain in a proven, guidelines-concordant way, plus reduce x-ray, MRI and surgical referrals, then this short course is for you!
At the end of this course, you will have mastered an evidence-based, proven pattern-based approach to mechanical back pain. The course is presented in video lecture format by The Back Doctor, orthopaedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hamilton Hall, MD, FRCSC, and includes high quality peer-reviewed literature, practical printable documents, quizzes and a CPD/CEU certificate upon completion.
This course has been created by Spine Care South Africa, the materials of which are used by express permission of Dr Hamilton Hall and the Canadian Back Institute (CBI Health Group), now the largest rehabilitation company in Canada.
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|Section 1: Introduction & History|
Overview of Mechanical Back PainPreview
Determining Back/Leg Dominance
Introduction & History
|Section 2: Physical Examination|
The Physical Examination - Part 1
The Physical Examination - Part 2
|Section 3: Patterns of Pain|
|Section 4: Summary|
Patient History ExamplePreview
The Physical Examination Recap
Pattern 1-4 Recap
|Section 5: Treatment Strategy & Algorithms + Supplementary Reading|
Pattern 1 Exercises & Pain Control Strategies
Pattern 2 Exercises & Pain Control Strategies
Pattern 3 Exercises & Pain Control Strategies
Pattern 4 Exercises & Pain Control Strategies
Treatment Strategies & Algorithms
Effective Spine Triage: Patterns of Pain (Oschner Journal, 2014)
Effectiveness of a low back pain classification system (The Spine Journal, 2009)
|Section 6: Resources + Case Studies|
SUMMARY: History, Physical Exam, Treatment & Treatment Algorithms
Patient History 1-page PrintoutPreview
Physical Examination 1-Page Printout
Patient Exercises - Handouts
|Section 7: BONUS: Neck Pain|
Neck Pain History, Physical Exam and Patterns Overview
Dr. Hamilton Hall is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and on the orthopaedic staff at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
In 1974 Dr. Hall founded the Canadian Back Institute (CBI Health Group), now the largest rehabilitation company in Canada. Dr. Hall continues to serve as its Medical Director.
He is a co-founder of the Canadian Spine Society and is presently the Society's Executive Director.
Dr. Hamilton Hall is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He has served on the editorial boards of Spine, The Spine Journal and The BackLetter.
In addition to over 100 published articles and book chapters and 1000 invited presentations, Dr. Hamilton Hall is the author of the best-selling Back Doctor series, most recently A Consultation with the Back Doctor.