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Back pain specialist showing a model of a spine to a client
Back pain specialist showing a model of a spine to a client

Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate

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Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate

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With support from experienced exercise and medical professionals, you'll learn the skills to tackle a growing national problem.

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    4-6 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

  • Accreditations

    Active IQ is the awarding body for HFE's Level 4 fitness qualifications HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA ACSM logo

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Intro

Low back pain is an-ever growing national problem which requires specialist knowledge and training in order to understand and effectively treat it. The prevalence of this condition has increased significantly in recent decades, which is why an advanced qualification like the Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate is in such demand.

To provide some context as to just how necessary this qualification is, recent surveys suggest that 49% of the adult population in the UK suffer from low back pain lasting at least 24 hours. This in-turn causes the NHS to spend more than £1bn a year on related costs and treatment. It’s also estimated that approximately 2.8 million work days are lost each year because of low back pain-related issues.

Over the duration of the course, which includes a combination of home study, one-to-one tutor support sessions, and a two-day practical training course, you’ll gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to effectively help those suffering with acute and chronic low back pain.

Once qualified, a number of employment and career opportunities open up for you. A popular path to consider is working in a formal exercise referral scheme, providing specialist advice and instruction to patients suffering from low back pain/disorders. Alternatively, you could become part of a multidisciplinary team, taking referrals from physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths or other specialists operating in this field. This qualification also perfectly suits fitness instructors and personal trainers looking to widen the range of clients they can work with.

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Course content

The Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate is comprised of:

  • Types of low back pain (LBP)
  • Exercise guidelines for LBP patients
  • Building an assessment strategy using functional tests: pelvis, hip, foot/ankle, shoulder, and spine
  • Structuring physical activity while considering postural, movement and weight bearing sensitivities
  • Working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Factors relating to LBP and how to control them
  • The role of exercise and physical activity in the management of LBP
  • Treating low back pain, including the effectiveness of manual therapy, drugs and psychotherapy
  • Screening, gathering information and goal setting
  • Motivating low back pain patients – including motivational interviewing

Assessment

In order to pass the course and achieve the exercise specialist title, you’ll be required to complete a number of online worksheets and a case study. The knowledge and skills gained from these assessments, in conjunction with of our online resources and the practical workshop, will fully prepare you for the practical exam at the conclusion of the course.

The support systems we have in place, from our expert tutors, mock exams and Learner Engagement System (LES), will maximise your chances of success.

Prerequisites

In order to enrol on this specialist Level 4 course, you must already hold a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.

If you still need to complete your Level 3 qualification, a 10% discount is available when booked with this Level 4 course.

Our dedicated careers team will be able to help you with your individual requirements.

Accreditations

The qualification is also with 18 CECs with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and recognised by CIMSPA.

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The Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate is a specialist qualification that puts you at the forefront of the fight against this chronic and, for many, debilitating condition.

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