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Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Lower Back Pain

Available as an ONLINE LEARNING course for £550!

 

Course Information

This qualification will allow access to Level 4 on REPs if all of the other requirements have been met. You will train to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of patients/clients with low back pain.

 

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Exercise Referral.

 

Aim

  • To train candidates to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of patients/clients with low back pain.

 

Objectives

  • To development of a specific in depth understanding of functional anatomy and biomechanics, relating to the spine and lower back.

  • To apply appropriate training approaches to plan and design progressive programmes for clients suffering with low back pain.

  • To develop an understanding of the disease process and how activity or inactivity influences low back pain management

  • To develop an understanding of medications, psychological/sociological factors and co-morbidities that influence an individual's ability to exercise safely and effectively.

 

Course Content

Unit 1 – The Principles of Progressive Exercise Programming for Clients with Low Back Pain

Prevalence of low back pain and the effect of activity and inactivity

Epidemiology of low back pain

How to report, manage and evaluate client information

 

Unit 2 – Progressive Exercise Programming for Clients with Low Back Pain

Collecting information and agreeing goals and activities

Designing, recording, preparing and instructing a progressive exercise programme for a client with low back pain

Reviewing a modifying a programme

 

Assessment Methods

Worksheet

Case Study

Practical Observation (via DVD submission)

 

Support

Throughout your studies, we are available via phone and email to support you anyway we can and mentor you throughout the duration of your course. Our job is to ensure that you are making good progress towards the achievement of your qualification and that you are managing to handle your workload comfortably.

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