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Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Lumbo-Pelvic)

Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Lumbo - Pelvic)

This course is appropriate for qualified physiotherapists only*

The all new Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Lumbo - Pelvic) course has arrived! The current replacement of the former Spinal Level 1 course, the new Spinal Physiotherapy Part A course is a foundation course ideal for: " new graduates with an interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, " more experienced graduates changing to work in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, or " more experienced physiotherapists returning to musculoskeletal physiotherapy after an absence. The course is aimed at physiotherapists who are seeking to develop a career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Delivered via a mix of teaching and learning approaches including didactic, practical/ hands-on, directed learning and facilitated case-based group discussions course participants will enhance their theoretical knowledge and demonstrate this understanding into practical application, reinforcing critical thinking 

in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. 


Topics covered are:

  • Overview of lumbar spine disorders
  • Overview of movement and pathophysiological changes with low back pain disorders
  • Physical examination
  • Lumbar Posture
  • Active Movements
  • Functional and Specific Postural and movement control tests
  • Neuromuscular and sensorimotor (proprioception) systems
  • Manual examination of the lumbar spine
  • Manipulative therapy
  • Nervous system
  • Neuromuscular system
  • Management of Low back disorders

    The overall learning objectives/outcomes of the course are as follows:

  • To gain broad understanding of common low back disorders, associated pathophysiology and typical clinical presentations
  • To gain skills in the examination of low back disorders, interpretation of findings and identification of clinically relevant outcome measures
  • To gain clinical reasoning skills to interpret patient findings and identify appropriate treatments based on the evidence base, clinical presentations and patients’ values.

 Pre-course work, in the form of a series of online modules, is required to be completed prior to attending the course. You will be notified when this is available for completion to which we anticipate will be late December.


The new Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Cervico - Thoracic) course will be scheduled later in the year.

*If unsure of your suitability, please email pd@physiotherapy.asn.au


Dates 17 – 18 March 2018



Day 1: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Day 2: 8.30am to 5.00pm

Registrations close

Sunday 25 February 2018


Location Address Dates
Victoria Fitzroy Start date: 24 Feb 2018 08:30
End date: 25 Feb 2018 17:00
Victoria Heidelberg Start date: 24 Feb 2018 08:30
End date: 25 Feb 2018 17:00
New South Wales St Leonards Start date: 17 Mar 2018 08:30
End date: 18 Mar 2018 17:00
Queensland Brisbane Start date: 28 Apr 2018 08:30
End date: 29 Apr 2018 17:00
Victoria St Albans Start date: 19 May 2018 08:30
End date: 20 May 2018 17:00