Lower Back Pain Specialist Course
During their lives, approximately 80% of adults will suffer lower back pain. Our Lower Back Pain Specialist Course is designed to instil theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to assess symptoms. This means that you will be able to plan an appropriate exercise programme. Above all you can confidently evaluate and deliver safe, effective exercise sessions for clients with low back pain.
Symptoms of chronic back pain can be severely debilitating. Sufferers often resort to inactivity in order to avoid pain. However, this only serves exacerbate the problem, leading to further related conditions. Acute back pain can make daily life difficult. But for many naturally active people with a modern approach to health and fitness, this is no longer acceptable.
There is a very rewarding (not to mention lucrative) market waiting for personal trainers and fitness professionals who are looking to become a Level 4 instructor and working with this large client group.
The Lower Back Pain Specialist Course will teach you how to assess a client’s current issues, such as postural, range of movement, muscle imbalances, psychological barriers, then plan and deliver safe and effective exercise rehabilitation to reduce pain and improve quality of life.
What course materials will I receive for the Level 4 Low Back Pain course?
You will receive a manual and workbook to support you with your learning.
What will I learn on the Level 4 Low Back Pain Specialist Course?
The course will allow instructors, who already hold a Level 3 qualification in Exercise Referral, to take their qualification to the next level. It will provide them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that they can effectively plan and oversee fitness programmes for those who suffer from lower back pain. The units you will study include:
- Human anatomy, and biomechanics of the spine and lower back.
- Prevalence of low back pain in the UK
- National guidelines for management of low back pain
- Activity/inactivity in the prevention and management of low back pain
- Epidemiology of low back pain
- Co-morbidities/ medications and their exercise considerations
- Psychological/ sociological impact of low back pain
- Screening/ assessment techniques for low back pain
- Goal setting
- Planning/ delivering appropriate exercise sessions
Each of these units will provide you with the required skill sets in order to plan and deliver effective exercise regimes for those with lower back pain.
How is the Level 4 Low Back Pain course delivered?
Once enrolled onto our Low Back Pain course, you will plan your study with one of our tutors, ensuring adequate time and preparation for your practical course days. Dates will be agreed for coursework deadlines and telephone appointments will be made to allow tutors to give you regular feedback on the work that you submit.
You will complete your home study coursework prior to attending a 2-day practical and theoretical course delivery followed by a period of 8 weeks to complete a case study prior to returning for a 1-day practical assessment.
How will I be assessed on the Level 4 Low Back Pain course?
Throughout the course, you will be assessed on the following:
- Home study worksheets
- Case study
- Practical assessment
How do I submit my Low Back Pain work?
You can submit your assignments via post handwritten or electronically via e-mail.
If you have any special learning needs please do not hesitate to discuss them with our advisers, we will do as much as is practicable to assist.