New Provider Course: Exercise Therapy as an Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain


Starting in January 2018, Colin Hoobler, PT, DPT, MS, and a team of contributing physicians1 are leading a course to teach primary care physicians and other health care providers (FNP, PA-C, ND, DC) how to practically apply science to exercise—such as biomechanics, anatomy, and neuroscience—to treat patients with chronic, mechanical low back pain (MLBP) as an alternative to opioids, as well as those who are opioid-addicted. There will be five opportunities in 2018 to participate in this course.

The course will focus on how to synthesize clinical rehabilitation principles with medical research to yield practical clinical skills. Through evidence-based motivational and clinical time-sensitive techniques, participants will learn to help patients assume greater responsibility for their health and hold physical therapists accountable for evidence-based care when treating patients with chronic pain, especially those who may be addicted.

Pending approval, participants may earn two CME-approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credits  per class via Preventive Health Awareness, an Oregon-based 501(c)(3).

Sign Up for the First Class

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to noon

Location: c.h. Physical Therapy Clinic in Beaverton, OR

Class size is limited to 25 participants. It is $95 to take the course with all proceeds going through a local 501(c)(3), Preventive Health Awareness, and profits donated to local charities. Profits from January's class will be donated to Saint Mary's Home for Boys. The cost of the course includes a textbook on exercise prescription.

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