Paula Clayton: The back ... Why we have pain/dysfunction? Assessment, treatment, rehabilitation (London)

  • 27 Jul 2019
  • 10:00 - 17:00
  • The London School of Osteopathy 12 Grange Road London SE1 3BE


Paula’s workshops are highly practical and clinically relevant courses that provide participants with a clear understanding of the major principles, and equips them with a number of techniques that can be used immediately in clinical practice.

This one-day course covers the latest research surrounding Low back pain. A very practical course which will take you through thorough ‘evidence based’ assessments, manual therapy inputs and rehabilitation, all of which will increase your clinical reasoning and impact on your patient outcomes


  • Defining what low back pain is
  • Recognize signs and symptoms that characterize patients with low back pain
  • Understanding the pathophysiology and psychology of low back pain
  • How to assess patients with low back pain
  • Understand the practical application soft tissue techniques and manual therapy technique which impact on pain, dysfunction and performance
  • Understanding when to implement an intervention and when not to – building on clinical reasoning
  • Understand how the body functions as a whole rather than a sum of its parts and how to affect change with this in mind
  • Rehabilitation of low back pain
  • Reduce the risk of recurrence

The course aims to present the scientific evidence and the clinical implications of low back pain. Following thorough assessment to determine which outcome measures you may want to use, manual therapy techniques will be taught, practiced and implemented in order to affect change and improve those outcomes. Targeted rehabilitation and self-treatment techniques will be taught in order to increase a patient’s self-efficacy and to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. There will be opportunities throughout to achieve your own personal learning outcomes.


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