Central No Cost Provider Course: Exercise Therapy as an Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain

Colin Hoobler, PT, DPT, MS, and a team of contributing physicians are leading a course to teach primary care physicians and other health care providers (FNP, PA-C, ND, DC) how to practically apply science to exercise—such as biomechanics, anatomy, and neuroscience—to  treat patients with chronic, mechanical low back pain (MLBP) as an alternative to opioids, as well as those who are opioid-addicted.

The course will focus on how to synthesize clinical rehabilitation principles with medical research to yield practical clinical skills. Through evidence-based motivational and clinical time-sensitive techniques, participants will learn to help patients assume greater responsibility for their health and hold physical therapists accountable for evidence-based care when treating patients with chronic pain, especially those who may be addicted.

Sign Up for the Class
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Boss Sports Performance, 1305 SE Armour Rd #110, Bend, OR 97702
Registration: Eventbrite
Credits: 2.00
Price: Free

Class size is limited to 25 participants. The Central Oregon Health Council’s Pain Standards Task Force is the primary sponsor for this event. Course textbooks on exercise prescriptions will be provided. All proceeds are going through a local 501(c)(3), Preventive Health Awareness, and profits are donated to local charities. Profits from April’s class will be donated to KIDS Center.

This Live activity, “Exercise Therapy as an Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain: Practical Tools for the Physician,” from 01/27/2018 – 11/17/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Date: 04/21/2018