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A Cognitive Functional Approach To the Mgt of LBP Disorders

This two day course outlines a novel bio-psycho-social approach to the classification, assessment and management of chronic low back pain disorders. The course covers a treatment model called ‘Cognitive functional therapy’ (CFT) that integrates both cognitive strategies and functional rehabilitation to change provocative movement and cognitive behaviours that provoke and maintain pain. The course is dynamic, interactive and practical. It includes patient demonstrations, clinical reasoning and equips physiotherapists to develop skills in diagnostics as well as the design of CFT interventions for specific disorders.
At the completion of this course, you should: • Be able to examine your own and common back pain beliefs • Gain knowledge of the current evidence for the treatment of non-specific low back pain • Develop a contemporary understanding of the bio-psycho-social factors that underlie complex low back pain disorders • Develop an understanding of a multidimensional approach to classification of complex low back pain disorders based on patho-anatomical, physical, neuro-physiological and psychosocial factors • Develop assessment and diagnostic skills in the application of the classification system to patient examples – live patients and cases studies • Develop skills in the designing and implementing cognitive functional interventions • Over view of evidence for a cognitive functional approach to management of complex back pain disorders


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