Back pain specialist showing a model of a spine to a client
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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    Total payable £470.25 5% discount £24.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £70 and 5 x £65 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £495
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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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Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate

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

Overview

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.

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.

Course Structure:

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Home Study and Coursework

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Practical Training

Assessments

Assessment




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.

Entry Requirements

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.

What You'll Learn How You'll be Assessed Learning and Support Materials

What You'll Learn

The Level 4 Back Pain Certificate is comprised of a range of topics, here are some of the things you’ll encounter on this course:

  • The Classification and Prevalence of Low Back Pain

    The Classification and Prevalence of Low Back Pain

    • The prevalence and trends of low back pain
    • National and global economic costs of back pain
    • Classifying low back pain
    • Risk factors for low back pain
    • Other contributory factors for low back pain
    • Psychosocial factors concerning low back pain
  • The Pathology of Low Back Pain

    The Pathology of Low Back Pain

    • Potential origins of low back pain
    • Psychosocial considerations in low back pain
    • Signs and symptoms of structural injury
    • Biomedical and biopsychosocial models
    • Medication and implications for exercise
    • Stress and low back pain
  • The Anatomy of the Back

    The Anatomy of the Back

    • Bones of the lumbar spine
    • Intervertebral discs
    • Spinal ligaments
    • Motions of lumbar spine
    • Muscles involved in low back pain
    • Application of anatomy theory
  • Planning and Adapting Exercise Sessions for Clients with Low Back Pain

    Planning and Adapting Exercise Sessions for Clients with Low Back Pain

    • The benefits of physical activity for low back pain
    • Using client information to plan physical activity
    • Modifying exercise techniques
    • Developing functional movement and body balance
    • Progressive and regressive exercise options
    • Managing risk and preparing risk assessments
  • Supporting Low Back Pain Clients with Lifestyle Changes

    Supporting Low Back Pain Clients with Lifestyle Changes

    • Agreeing suitable goals for clients with low back pain
    • Evaluating personal performance
    • Promoting positive mental health practices
    • Recognising when to refer low back pain clients
    • Encouraging self-sufficiency in physical activity programmes
    • Specific guidance for managing low back pain around physical activity sessions

How You'll be Assessed

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 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.

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Worksheets

  • Prevalence and Classification
  • Development and Pathophysiology
  • Evaluation and Modifications
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Case Study

  • Programming Exercise for Low Back Pain
  • Planning Exercise Sessions for Low Back Pain
  • Summative Practical Observation

Learning and Support Materials

You’ll receive all the resources and support you need to become a first-rate exercise specialist. Some of these include:

High-Grade textbooks
Digital training manual

Only the best

Filled with all the essential information you need to become a highly knowledgeable professional. You’ll receive both physical and digital versions.

Online lecture series
Online lecture series

Delivered by industry experts

Via our Learner Engagement System (LES), you'll be guided through the course by our expert voices.

Friendly, caring support tutors
Support tutors

A helping hand

A personal support tutor, ready to give you any help or advice you may need – you won’t be left on your own.

Low back pain study guide
Home study guide

Be ready and organised

A roadmap to success, simply follow the given learning structure so you know exactly what to expect and what progress you should be making.

Unequalled support
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We care about your success

With our CV connect programme, put your new qualification in front of prospective employers to bag that dream job. We’ll also be on hand to offer guidance for those starting their own businesses.

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