Numerous clinical trials have investigated the effectiveness of interventions for low back pain. Despite the magnitude of research in this area, the evidence remains somewhat inconclusive for many of the more common interventions. Many researchers fail to recognize that all patients with LBP are not the same; thus, it is not reasonable to expect that all patients will benefit from identical interventions. Matching patients with interventions from which they are likely to benefit has been advocated as a method to improve the power of investigation. This module will review the evolutionary history of clinical prediction rules, discuss the methodological standards for developing CPRs, review the hierarchy of evidence for applying CPRs in clinical practice and describe the spinal manipulation and stabilization CPRs currently in use for the management of patients with LBP.
The goal of this continuing education program on clinical prediction rules for low back pain is to educate and enable physical therapists to understand and use clinical prediction rules appropriately for patients with LBP. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Recognize methodological standards for establishing CPRs
- Recall the CPRs used to select patients who are most likely to benefit from lumbar stabilization and manipulation
- Recognize variables that may indicate a poor outcome from lumbar stabilization and manipulation
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/2009 to 10/20/2018.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of CE by The NC Physical Therapy Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from 03/08/2009 through 03/08/2010.
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 08S0498, expiration date 6/9/09; approval no. 09S1303 for 6/9/09 to 6/9/10; 10S1589 for 6/10/10 to 6/11/11; 11S0909 from 06/11/11 to 06/11/12; 12S1148 for 06/12/12 to 06/12/13; 13S0968 for 06/13/13 to 06/13/14; 14S1243 for 06/14/14 to 06/14/15; 15S1328 for 06/15/15 to 06/15/16).
The FL Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE80612361, exp. date 12/31/08; approval no. CE90014292 for 1/1/09 to 12/31/09; CE100014341 for 1/1/10 to 12/31/10; CP110016352 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017204 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019609 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021516 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024049 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27113 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TX Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 43446A, exp. date 6/9/09; approval no. 46528A for 11/13/09 to 11/12/10).
The TN Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 3538 for 12/06/10 to 12/05/11; 4194 for 12/06/11 to 12/05/12; 4816 for 12/06/12 to 12/05/13; 5263 for 12/06/13 to 12/05/14; 5826 for 12/06/14 to 12/05/15; 2132 for 12/06/15 to 12/05/16) for Class 1 CE Requirement.
The PA Board of Physical Therapy (PTCE003833 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006363 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
The NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 152-2008, exp. date 1/31/10; approval no. 961-2009, exp. date 1/31/12; 128-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 203-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-258 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/26/11 to 05/26/15; 05/01/15 to 05/01/19.
The NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The IL Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 359-2444, exp. date 6/1/09; approval no. 437.3059 for 10/1/09 to 10/1/10; 437-3618 for 11/01/10 to 11/01/11; 437-4099 for 11/01/2011 to 11/01/2012; 437-4509 for 11/01/12 to 11/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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