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Back Health Care

Course CodeBRE216
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Learn to manage, maintain and care for the back - a course for health professionals, fitness leaders, people with back issues.

Understand the options from surgery and drugs to stretching and complimentary therapies

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Patterns, Causes, and Effects of Back Problems
    • Red Flags for Back Pain
    • Pain only on One Side
    • Back Injuries
    • The Connections Between Back Pain and Depression
    • Work Related Back Pain
    • Posture and Ergonomics
  2. Back Anatomy and Physiology
    • The Skeleton
    • The Skeletal System of The Back
    • Spinal Curvatures
    • The Relationship Between the Muscles and The Skeleton
    • Stretching A Muscle
    • The Nervous System’s Supply to The Back
    • Experiencing Pain
    • Trigger Points
  3. Preventing Back Injuries
    • Lifestyle Issues and Habits
    • Correct Lifting Technique
    • Good Posture
    • Diet
    • Ergonomics
    • Preventative Treatments
    • Muscles and Flexibility
    • Managing Back Related Injuries
    • Taping Up an Injury
    • Managing Inflammation
  4. Types of Back Injury
    • Spinal Injuries
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Neurological Injuries
    • Pinched & Trapped Nerves
  5. Assessment and Screening
    • Collecting Client Information
    • Functional/Physical Assessment
    • Psychosocial Assessment
    • Symptoms of a Spinal Injury (Bone)
    • Symptoms of a Muscular Back Injury
    • Symptoms of a Neurological Back Injury
    • Clinical Assessment Procedures
  6. Professional Treatments
    • Back Care Professionals
    • Complementary Therapies
    • Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain Management
  7. Surgical and Pharmaceutical Treatments
    • Pharmaceutical interventions
    • Understanding Prescription Medication Addiction
    • Surgery
  8. Back Health Maintenance
    • Best Practice
    • Changing Habits
    • Legal Issues
    • Specific Practitioner Issues
    • Ethics
    • The Mind’s Impact on the Physical Body
    • A Holistic Approach
  9. Rehabilitation
    • Back Pain & Grief
    • Progressive Programme Design
    • Providing Psychosocial Support
    • Establishing and Monitoring Exercise Quotas and Intensity
    • Personal Rehabilitation
    • Professional Rehabilitation and Care

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.