Relevant Rehab: Chronic Low Back Pain, a Multimodal Approach
Chronic low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and chronic back pain patients can benefit significantly from Chiropractic care. This course reviews the current models of pain perception as a primer to understanding the chronic pain patient as well as the utilization of the yellow flag risk assessment questionnaire for this demographic. Active care principles substantiated in the literature will be reviewed as well as trends in lifestyle and nutrition. The course is structured to enable the clinician to apply the information immediately.
Upon completion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
1. Recognize the global impact and significance of chronic low back pain on society.
2. Develop an understanding of the current research in pain perception.
3. Create a treatment and assessment plan for the “Yellow Flag” chronic pain patient.
4. Discuss lifestyle and dietary modifications as a component of the multimodal approach to management of chronic low back pain.
5. Explain the evidenced based exercises for mobility and stability of the lumbopelvic hip complex for immediate application.
Donald C. DeFabio
DC, DACRB, DACBSP, DABCO
Director of Chiropractic Services, DeFabio Spine and Sports Rehab
Donald C. DeFabio, DC, DACRB, DACBSP, DABCO is a 1984 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and currently serves as Director of Chiropractic Services at DeFabio Spine and Sports Rehab. He is triple board certified in Chiropractic Orthopedics, Physical Rehabilitation and Sports injuries as well as maintaining additional certifications as a corrective and performance enhancement specialist (NASM), Stecco Fascial Manipulation, ART, Graston, SMFA, FATKR and MUA.
From 1991-1999 he participated in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona as a member of the race week and race day treatment team. He was the chiropractic doctor for Drew University athletics as well Rutgers’s Track and Field until discontinuing for health reasons in 2016. From 2001 to 2017 he served as a member of the classification panel for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation for Wheelchair Fencing as well as being the medical co-ordinator for the USA Paralympic fencing team from 1999 – 2015. He speaks nationally on Chiropractic assessment, treatment and physical rehabilitation for NCMIC, Performance Health, and Nexol Pharmaceuticals. His Relevant Rehab courses are known to be engaging, well referenced, high energy and designed to give the clinician the tools needed to immediately implement low tech rehab into their own practice. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals, is a contributing columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic and publishes The DeFabio Difference rehab and health tips via his website and You Tube Channel which has over 33K subscribers.
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