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Clinical Reasoning, Treatment & Management Principles in Low Back Pain - a person centred approach (Dr Neil Langridge & Matthew Low)

Tutors: Dr Neil Langridge DClinP MMACP MSc (Manip Ther) MCSP and Mr Matthew Low MSc BSc (Hons) MMACP

This newly constructed two day Lumbar Spine course brings together clinical reasoning, case study learning, applied hands-on management and approaches to manage people with low back pain.  This course will appeal to clinicians who would like to gain more knowledge in the management of Low Back Pain in a supportive, interactive and engaging environment. The course is a combination of developed courses led by Neil and Matt over a number of years and is evidence-based and down to earth.

Led by two clinicians Dr Neil Langridge and Mr Matthew Low, the course will take time to explore the realities of manual therapy, the movement behaviours we can help, and the clinical reasoning that underpins how to make sensible decisions about LBP. Both clinicians have a wealth of experience in the assessment of LBP and management of presentations that commonly occur in the clinic setting. Neil has published on the subject of clinical reasoning in LBP and his doctoral work looked specifically at physiotherapy and ESP models of reasoning, whilst Matt aims to publish his work on the theory of causal dispositionalism in clinical practice and around the concept of motor control.  Matt is also part of the CauseHealth network that is investigating the philosophical underpinnings of causation and its various impact on medically unexplained symptoms in healthcare.

Course Timetable

Day One

09.00 Introduction to the course

9.15 - 10.00 Clinical Reasoning in the Lumbar spine (Lecture)

10.00 - 10.45 Treatment selections – A rationale (Lecture)

10.45 - 11.00 Tea & Coffee

11.00 - 11.45 Patient selection – Group work Case Study 1

11.45 - 12.30 Case Study 2

12.30 - 1.15 Lunch

1.15 - 3.00 Lumbar Spine pain/movement exploratory techniques

3.00 - 3.15 Tea & Coffee

3.15 - 4.00 Passive pain/movement modulatory techniques Lumbar spine

4.00 - 4.45 The context of Safety/Pathology in the assessment of spinal pain

Day Two

9.00 - 10.00 What is Motor Control? Implications to clinical practice (Lecture)

10.00 - 11.00 Changing Movement Behaviours (Lecture)

11.00 - 11.15 Tea & Coffee

11.15 - 12.30 Case Studies 3 and 4

12.30 - 1.15 Lunch

1.15 - 3.15 Analysis of movement behaviour and relevance in clinical practice

3.15 - 3.30 Tea & Coffee

3.30 - 4.45 Functional Re-training

Delegate costs: 


Organiser name: 
Ken Joy
Organiser telephone: 
01202 568898
Organiser email:


Where & When

3 Mar 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
09.00 - 17.00
Llantrisant CF72 8XR
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