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Examination of the spine

Best Practice Birmingham 2022 Programme


Examination of the spine

12 Oct 2022
Versus Arthritis Theatre

Improve your skills and increase your confidence in managing patients with low back pain and sciatica in an evidence-based way.

The trainer will go through the stages of a typical primary care-based consultation of low back pain +/- sciatica including an examination demonstration and explanation of the spine including a management plan.

  • 1.Gain confidence in taking an effective history from an MSK patient, including eliciting red flags and psychosocial flags.
  • 2.Be able to demonstrate focused examination of the MSK patient.
  • 3.Practice explanation of the diagnosis.
  • 4.Formulate a NICE approved management plan, including appropriate investigations, referral, safety net and follow-up.
Ross Clifford, Senior Lecturer / Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (MSK) - University of Lincoln
Nadia Vawda, GP Partner & GP Clinical Champion in Physical Activity - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities