Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How Will This Course Impact Your Business

    • My Back Pain Journey

    • Who Are You Going to Help?

    • Navigating Your Course

    • Your Course Dashboard

    • Getting Your Certificate

  • 2

    The Process

    • Dr. McGill's Perspective

    • Postures, Motions and Loads

    • Postures, Motions and Loads Examples

    • Scope of Practice - Stay in your Lane

    • The Low Back Pain Specialist Process

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 3

    Client Interview Questions

    • Client Interview Process - The Why?

    • Dr. McGill's Perspective on Questions

    • DTS Client Tool [Download] - Please download so that you can follow the detailed explanations for each section.

    • The DTS Client Interview Tool - Length of Consultation with Client

    • The Client Interview Process - Our Opportunity to be Impactful

    • 3 Key Questions

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - 3 Key Questions Section

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Initial Observations Section

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - General Questions - Client Communication Must Do's

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - General Questions - Detailed Explanations

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 4

    Client Questionnaires

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Questionnaires Section

    • Questionnaires [Downloads] - Please Download each Questionnaire so that you can follow the detailed explanations for each.

    • Owestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire Summary

    • Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale Summary

    • Central Sensitization Inventory Summary

    • DTS Client Education Tool Questionnaire

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 5

    Assessing LOAD Tolerance

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Load Assessment

    • Section 5 - Loads Explained

    • Load = Compression

    • Anterior Load Test - McGill's Perspective

    • Compression Test - Heel Drop

    • Compression Test - Seated

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

    • Load Intolerance - Why, Who & Mechanisms

    • Bracing For Relief

    • End Plate Rupture

    • How You Can Help - Dr. McGill's Perspective

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

    • Load Intolerance - Summary

  • 6

    POSTURE - Assessing Flexion Tolerance

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Assessing Flexion Tolerance

    • Flexion Postures Explained

    • Flexion Intolerance - Testing

    • Flexion Intolerant - Sit to Standing Observations

    • Extension Relief - McKenzie Posture

    • Why is Flexion Intolerance Very Common

    • Flexion Intolerant Who, What and Why

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

    • How You Can Help - Dr. McGill's Perspective

  • 7

    POSTURE - Assessing Extension Intolerance

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Assessing Extension Intolerance

    • Extension Intolerance Explained

    • Extension Intolerance Test - Seated

    • Extension Intolerance Test - Standing

    • Spondylolisthesis Explanation

    • Spondylolisthesis Test and Relief

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 8

    Lumbar and Hip MOTION

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Lumbar and Hip Motion

    • Standing Lumbar Motion Test

    • How to Differentiate Between Hip and Low Back Pain

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 9

    Sciatica Testing

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Sciatica Pain

    • Straight Leg Raise Test

    • Nerve Flossing

    • Piriformis Syndrome

    • How You Can Help - Dr. McGill's Perspective

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 10

    Lumbar Segmental Instability

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Lumbar Segmental Instability

    • Lumbar Instability - Hicks Test Explanation

    • Lumbar Instability Test and Relief

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 11

    Spinal Stenosis

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Assessing Spinal Stenosis

    • Spinal Stenosis Assessment & Relief

    • How You Can Help - Dr. McGill's Perspective

    • Knowledge Transfer Check

  • 12

    Personality Type

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Client Personality Type

  • 13

    Functional Exercise Assessments

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Functional Exercise Assessment

    • Breath Assessment - DTS L1 Certification Content

    • Hip Hinge Assessment - DTS L1 Certification Content

    • Hip Hinge Considerations - DTS L1 Certification Content

    • Torsion Control - DTS L1 Certification Content

    • Stork Test - Frontal Plane and Unilateral Stance Stability

    • Hip Internal Range of Motion - Passive and Active

  • 14

    Core Endurance Testing

    • DTS Client Interview Tool - Assessing Core Endurance

    • Extension Endurance - Bierring Sorensen

    • Lateral Endurance - Side Bridge

    • Flexion Endurance - 60 Degree Trunk Flexion

    • Sufficient Core Capacity

  • 15

    Next Steps

    • Generating a Hypothesis

    • The Plan - Hypothesis [Download]

  • 16

    Case Study - 1A

    • Case Study 1A - Generate a Hypothesis

    • Case Study 1A: Sample Hypothesis

  • 17

    Case Study - 1B

    • Case Study - Sit to Stand - What do you see? Flexion or Extension driven pain?

    • Case Study - Picking up Object - What do you see? Flexion or Extension driven pain?

    • Sample Assessment - Flexion Intolerant Client

  • 18

    BONUS: The SI Joint

    • SI Joint Considerations

    • SI Joint Test

    • Dr. McGill's Perspective on the Split Squat Exercise

  • 19

    BONUS: Nerve Root

    • Ely's Femoral Nerve Tension Test

    • L5 Nerve Root Compression Tests - Dorsi Flexion - Foot Drop

    • S1 Nerve Root Compression - Plantar Flexion - Heel Drop