Back Pain Management Simplified with Dr Hamilton Hall

Using patterns (syndromes) of pain, simplify your approach to back pain with Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Dr Hamilton Hall
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • You should ideally have experience working with patients who have suffered with mechanical back pain
  • A pre-existing manual therapy or musculoskeletal-oriented qualification would be of great value
  • You can also be a patient desiring to understand your back pain!
  • If you're a GP, this is for you as well!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • BONUS content: Dr Hall's introductory 6 lectures on NECK PAIN history, physical exam and patterns
  • Simplify your understanding and management of back pain
  • Gain clarity, certainty and confidence in helping your patients overcome back pain
  • Discover a simple pattern-based approach to mechanical back pain rather than diagnosis-based approach
  • Learn how to actually use clinical guidelines in your practice, managing back pain!
  • Successfully manage back pain without sending for unnecessary x-rays or MRI
  • Treat non-specific mechanical back pain specifically!
  • Determine how to differentiate back/leg dominant pain
  • Examine and accurately recognize back pain patterns
  • Learn from The Back Doctor himself, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Dr Hamilton Hall!

Who is the target audience?

  • Manual therapists
  • General practitioners
  • Chiropractors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Biokineticists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Rheumatologists
  • Neurologists
  • Physicians

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction & History
Overview of Mechanical Back Pain
Syndrome Recognition
Determining Back/Leg Dominance
Introduction & History
15 questions
Section 2: Physical Examination
The Physical Examination - Part 1
The Physical Examination - Part 2
Physical Examination
10 questions
Section 3: Patterns of Pain
Pattern Overview
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
Pattern 3
Pattern 4
12 questions
Section 4: Summary
Patient History Example
The Physical Examination Recap
Pattern 1-4 Recap
Closing Remarks
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
13 pages
Effective Spine Triage: Patterns of Pain (Oschner Journal, 2014)
8 pages
Effectiveness of a low back pain classification system (The Spine Journal, 2009)
10 pages
Supplementary reading
22 questions
Section 6: Resources + Case Studies
SUMMARY: History, Physical Exam, Treatment & Treatment Algorithms
23 pages
Patient History 1-page Printout
1 page
Physical Examination 1-Page Printout
1 page
Patient Exercises - Handouts
Case Studies
10 questions
Section 7: BONUS: Neck Pain
Neck Pain History, Physical Exam and Patterns Overview
Neck Pain
11 questions

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Instructor Biography

Hamilton Hall, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, MD, FRCSC

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.

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