Managing Low Back Pain Specialism
Discover clinically proven exercise-based strategies to support clients suffering from a range of low back pain disorders
Discover exercise and lifestyle-based interventions to support clients suffering from acute and chronic low back pain
Combine home study with weekend practical training
Underpinning back pain science delivered by Dr Stuart Porter
Active IQ, CIMSPA and ACSM backed
Low back pain is a growing national health problem with both incidence and prevalence levels soaring. With this advanced level 4 'exercise specialist' qualification, discover clinically proven strategies for managing low back pain conditions to help your clients to live a more pain free lifestyle.
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.
This specialist low back pain course is delivered in a blended format, combining a period of home-study with 2-days intensive practical training. Throughout the home study phase, you’ll learn all the knowledge and understanding required to be able to understand the pathological, occupational, biomechanical and psychosocial factors contributing to your client’s pain symptoms so you can better help them on their road to recovery. This home study part of the course primarily delivered by online lectures presented by our very own Dr Stuart Porter, although you will get a printed student manual also.
You’ll also attend a 2-day practical workshop where you’ll discover how to apply the knowledge that you have learned at home to assess your client’s, design specific low back pain exercise programmes, and teach them specific exercises and spine hygiene techniques that will improve their symptoms.
This is an advanced-level qualification that is well suited to personal trainers, Pilates teachers or yoga professionals looking to tailor their services to clients suffering from low back pain. Exercise and physical activity are known to be key components of any low back pain treatment strategy so if you want to make a difference in this area, this specialism is definitely for you.
To achieve this qualification you must hold a valid Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral. If you don't already have this, then you could consider combining it with this qualification with our Low Back Pain - Exercise Specialist Package.
You'll receive all the study materials and learning resources you need to complete this low back pain specialism. You'll get a comprehensive student manual containing all the knowledge, access to our Learner Engagement System (LES), and online lectures presented by Dr Stuart Porter. If you really want to become a low back pain specialist, then watching the online lectures and taking diligent notes is how you'll really excel because this content is truly ahead of anything else in the sector.
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 partner with physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths or other specialists operating in this field, forming a multi-disciplinary scheme where you can provide more specific and applied support for patients.
If you're a PT, Pilates teacher or Yoga professional, you can even run dedicated classes or services for clients with low back pain.
Join an elite group of exercise professionals who have achieved the highest of professional standards. many of our graduates are now working in and with some of the UK's leading health and fitness operators.
Your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subjects related to low back pain and exercise will be assessed throughout this qualification via a number of pieces of coursework, including worksheet sand a case study. Your understanding, and ability to apply this practically in an exercise environment to help and support your clients manage their symptoms and condition will be assessed via a practical assessment, where you'll need to teach a range of therapeutic and functional exercises that address your client's deficits.
Theory assessments are completed from home, whereas practical assessments are completed on course. You'll receive full guidance on all of these assessments from our Course Tutors and Learning Support Team.