Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal impairment among older adults. Despite the high prevalence, evidence for effective management of frail older adults with co-morbidities and low back pain is limited. This module guides physical therapy professionals through a case study of a frail older adult with low back pain. Key considerations for the evaluation, identification of red flags, and evidence-based guidelines for treatment are discussed.
This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1.25 CEUs.
This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 2111-217. This activity is approved for 1.2500 contact hours.
Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee has approved this course under Category B. Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.2500 contact hours.
Relias LLC is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, approval number 22S2375. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Identifying Lower Back Pain
Common Diagnoses in the Older Adult
Section 3: Therapy Evaluation
Range of Motion and Strength
Balance and Mobility
Section 4: Treatment Options and Long-Term Management
Exercise and Home Exercise Program
Manual Therapy and Pain Management
Functional Mobility and Balance
Section 6: Conclusion
Kristen graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed an Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Residency through Evidence in Motion in 2014. She has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting and her clinical experience includes the treatment of patients with vestibular disorders, post-concussion syndrome, complex hypermobility disorders, and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Disclosure: Kristen Wulfing, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as Collecting Speakers Fees All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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