Module 5: Identification and management of low back pain in the primary care setting
Associate Professor Helen Slater
Clinical Researcher and Associate Professor, School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, WA.
Dr Max Sarma, FRACGP, FFPMANZCA
Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tas.
Dr Stephanie Davies, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
WA Specialist Pain Services
Associate Professor Andrew Zacest, MBBS, MS, FRACS, FFPMANZCA
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Adelaide, SA.
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA.
Sue Markham, BAppSci, NSW.
Raquel Newman BVSc, MANZCVSc (emergency and critical care) Vic.
- Clinical Associate Professor, University of Adelaide, SA
- Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA
On completing this activity participants should be able to:
- Describe an evidence-informed, structured approach to the assessment of patients with low back pain (LBP).
- Outline signs and symptoms of serious medical conditions in LBP presentations.
- Understand what defines an evidence-informed, structured physical examination to further define the clinical problem(s).
- Outline the reasons why unimodal management of LBP is inappropriate and why a multimodal based approach to patient care is more likely to be effective.
- Describe evidence informed management to non-specific LBP presentations.