April 24, 2021
Surgical interventions for management of lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar disc herniation are increasing. Physical therapists often play a critical role in patient recovery following selected surgical interventions. Knowledge of the surgical procedures used is important to provide care for our patients. Furthermore, the expected outcomes of the selected surgical procedure are fundamental for maximizing patient recovery. Physical therapy evaluation and treatment are dependent on the timing of the surgical procedure and patient activity tolerance. We will use lecture, patient cases and small group discussions to accomplish the following:
1. Understanding the basics of surgical procedures commonly used in the lumbar spine.
2. Performing suitable physical therapy evaluation with knowledge of surgical procedures.
3. Developing appropriate physical therapy treatment plan for optimal patient outcomes.
4. Providing strategies for managing patients with ongoing symptoms following surgical procedures
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.
How to Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.