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Audio: Evidence into Practice: Manipulation for Low Back Pain (Recorded)
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Presenters: Julie Fritz PT, PhD, ATC

$75 Member | $120 Nonmember
No group rates are available.
0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
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Date Recorded:
April 17, 2012
Date Published:
April 2012
Delivery Method:
  Audio Conference

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Course Information

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons that individuals seek care from a physical therapist. However, there is conflicting evidence on best treatment recommendations in various national clinical practice guidelines. One area with compelling evidence to consider is spinal manipulation, especially in certain subclassifications of patients with this complaint. Julie Fritz will present the compelling literature in support of manipulation for patients with low back pain. In addition, she will discuss clinical prediction rules and the pros and cons of such rules in clinical decision making.

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Upon completion of this audio conference, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the current, most common physical therapist clinical practice for manipulation in certain patients with the primary complaint of low back pain.

  2. Summarize the most compelling research in physical therapist clinical practice for manipulation in patients with low back pain.

  3. List the barriers and/or resistance to change in physical therapist clinical practice for manipulation in patients with low back pain.

  4. Identify strategies to implement change in physical therapist clinical practice for manipulation in patients with low back pain.

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Presenter Bio(s)

Julie Fritz PT, PhD, ATC,is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah and a clinical outcomes research scientist with Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received her master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis and her PhD in rehabilitation science at the University of Pittsburgh. She served on the faculty in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Pittsburgh for 6 years prior to moving to Salt Lake City. She is an Editorial Board member for the European Spine Journal and an editor for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. She is also a member of the Cochrane Back Review Group. Her research interests have focused on examining treatments for individuals with low back pain, matching the most effective treatments to various subgroups of patients, and examining the outcomes of translation of decision-making strategies into physical therapy practice.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1904
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners:  0.2 Units
  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Pennsylvania: Approved - 2 GEN

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.


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Course Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the course you must do the following:
  • Access the course to download and read the prerequisite reading articles.
  • Listen to the recorded live audio conference and Q&A session.
  • Once you have listened to the audio conference, return to the "My Course" page in the APTA Learning Center to take the posttest and claim CEUs.
  • You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
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Technical Requirements

Computer System Requirements.

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