1. Definition & Prevalence of Low Back Pain
This section will teach you about the definition and prevalence of Low Back Pain.
This knowledge is invaluable as a specialist Fitness professional, so you can ensure you are working inside your scope of practice.
You'll learn how to interpret diagnosis and health care communications, so you can best support your clients.
Find out the prevalence of Low Back Pain across the UK and worldwide, and understand significant trends.
This knowledge allows you to research changing trends in prevalence and communicate this to your new and potential clients.
2. Development & pathology of Low Back Pain
Deep dive into research and learn about the potential causes of Low Back Pain
Understanding the variety of causes allows us as FITPROs to have empathy with our clients, and consider all factors in our client support.
This section will also detail:
✔ The Body in Unity
✔ Passive and Active Structures
✔ Different Pain Types
✔ and more
3. Non-specific Low Back Pain
This section will leave you feeling confident in how to work with clients that have back pain as a result of posture and tight muscles.
Non- Specific Low Back Pain is the most common classification of back pain.
Here you'll learn:
✔ How to Assess NSLBP
✔ Various screening tools
✔ how to recognize postural compensations
✔ Offering activity advice
✔ Medical treatments
✔ The squat Analysis
4. Specific Low Back Pain
Serious Spinal Pathology makes up a smaller percentage of all low back pain cases.
However, knowledge of these is essential for Back Pain specialists, so they can learn how to balance advice alongside the medical treatment and requirements.
You will understand the definition of Specific Back Pain and the limitations of your practice.
This section also teaches the detail of 7 Key Serious Spinal Conditions, including:
✔ Ankylosing Spondylitis
✔ Spinal Stenosis
✔ Disc Herniation
✔ Cauda Equina
5. Screening & Planning for Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain prevalence has a tight relationship to mental health, social demographic, and even occupational role.
This section explains the various screening tools that can be used with Low Back Pain clients
You'll learn about the importance of:
✔ Psychosocial Questioning
✔ Red Flags signaling physical damage
✔ Yellow for psychosocial causes
✔ Blue and Black Flags for occupational and legal/ financial causations
This section also shows you how to plan for your clients safely and effectively:
✔ Long term periodisation
✔ single session plans
✔ Exercise contraindications
✔ Exercise considerations
6. Goal Setting for Low Back Pain
Effective goal setting is key to ensure your client is on track and making progress
Here you can set holistic goals for your clients, that consider:
✔ Physical Activity
✔ Lifestyle Changes
✔ Pain Management
✔ Behaviour Change
7. Instructing Clients with Low Back Pain
The Level 4 Low Back Pain Course includes a Practical Assessment, which is submitted via video.
This is a great chance to show your physical coaching skills as Fitness Professional
This section includes clear guidance so you know what is expected of you when completing your assessment.
You can use any client as your "body" for the assessment, they don't need to have back pain.
You can also film this in any environment, including a gym, studio, garage, lounge, or garden. This means that the logistics can be easy to arrange and allow you to complete without delay.
This final part of the course allows you to leave feeling confident and knowledgeable about training clients with back pain.