Sciatica : Evaluation, Diagnosis & Management – 5 Hours

$40.00

Description

This course offers a comprehensive overview of sciatic pain, covering potential causes, evaluation, diagnosis, and effective treatment applications for lower extremity pain.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define sciatica and common medical terms used to describe sciatic pain.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of sciatica.
  • Recognize the most common site of nerve root compression.
  • Understand the pathophysiology, anatomy, and sensory functions of the sciatic nerve.
  • Identify the risk factors and causes of sciatica.
  • Understand the diagnostic testing used to determine the cause of sciatica.
  • Understand the role of conservative management in treating sciatica.
  • Identify the components of a thorough subjective history in physical therapy evaluation.
  • Understand the elements of objective examination and how to interpret objective findings to determine the cause of sciatica.
  • Understand the role of modalities in managing sciatic pain.
  • Understand the anatomy and pathophysiology of spinal disc herniation.
  • Understand the physical therapy treatment considerations for spinal disc herniation.
  • Define derangement syndrome and understand its clinical applications in the McKenzie technique.
  • Understand neural gliding and neural flossing.
  • Understand the anatomy, pathophysiology, and function of the piriformis muscle.
  • Understand the clinical treatment of piriformis syndrome.
  • Define spondylosis and spinal stenosis and understand their treatment considerations.
  • Define spondylolisthesis and identify its types.
  • Understand the pathophysiology of musculotendinous injuries that cause sciatica and their appropriate treatment options.
  • Understand the role of pregnancy in causing sciatica and its appropriate treatment options.
  • Understand the role of posture and body mechanics in the causes and treatment of sciatica.
  • Understand the importance of patient education in the long-term management of sciatica.
  • Understand the role of Occupational Therapy in managing pain due to sciatica.

 

Author:  Chele Heid PT, CLT, CMT, RYT 

Contact Hours: 5 Hours / 5 PDR 

Cost: $40 / Participant

Teaching Method: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)

Target Audience: Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Course Completion Certificate: A Printable (pdf) Certificate By Email

Cancellation / Refund Policy: By completing your purchase from Biologix Solutions LLC, you agree that you are purchasing digital, non-tangible product/service/training courses and, as such, are not entitled to a refund once accessed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email before purchasing the online course.

Approvals: State Board of Physical Therapy & American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) State Chapters Approved. Please visit the accreditation section for the full list: Click Here

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