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RRS Education Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #10

Course Date

Start: 1st February 2023
End: 1st February 2024

Course Location

n/a, n/a, n/a, Canada


Course Description

BUNDLE #10 ($139.95)

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COURSE 1 – Neck Pain: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Important Research

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Neck Pain +MP3 (2014)
  2. Thrust Manipulation for Neck Pain: Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule +MP3 (2013)
  3. Bilateral & Multiple Cavitations During Upper Cervical Thrust Manipulation +MP3 (2013)
  4. Cervical Range of Motion & Strength: Relation to Neck Pain +MP3 (2012)
  5. Effect of Neck Strength & Anticipatory Cervical Muscle Activation on the Kinematic Response of the Head to Impulsive Loads +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize recent Clinical Practice Guidelines on the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain
  2. Evaluate a clinical prediction rule designed to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from spinal manipulative therapy
  3. Determine which side of the upper cervical spine cavitates during a rotatory C1-2 HVLA thrust manipulation
  4. Breakdown the proposed relationship between neck muscle strength, cervical range of motion and neck pain
  5. Analyze the influence of neck strength and muscle activation status on resultant head kinematics after impulsive loading to the head/neck


COURSE 2 – Pregnancy & Pediatrics 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Spinal Manipulation for Pediatric Health Conditions: Systematic Review +MP3 (2013)
  2. Chiropractic Care for Infant Colic: Pragmatic RCT +MP3 (2013)
  3. Back Pain in Children & Adolescents: Differentials +MP3 (2014)
  4. Multimodal vs. Usual Medical Care for Low Back & Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the results of a systematic review evaluating the evidence for the use of spinal manipulative therapy for pediatric conditions
  2. Analyze the design and results of a pragmatic study on chiropractic care for infant colic
  3. Review differential diagnostic consideration for the important causes of back pain in children and adolescents
  4. Examine whether a multimodal approach of musculoskeletal and obstetric management (MOM) was superior to standard obstetric care to relieve pain and reduce impairment and disability in the antepartum period


COURSE 3 – Important Papers for Chiropractors 102

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Comparative Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care vs. Medical Treatment on the Health of Older Adults +MP3 (2015)
  2. Combined Chiropractic Interventions for LBP – Cochrane Review +MP3 (2011)
  3. Effectiveness of Manual Therapy for MSK & Non-MSK Conditions: UK Evidence Report Update +MP3 (2014)
  4. Short-Term Usual Chiropractic Care for Spinal Pain +MP3 (2014)
  5. Cervical Dysfunction in Patients with Lateral Epicondylalgia +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine whether chiropractic care results in similar, better or worse changes in functional health and well-being in older adults relative to typical medical-care only
  2. Determine the effect of combined chiropractic interventions on pain, disability, back-related function, overall improvement, and patient satisfaction in adults with LBP
  3. Summarize the evidence supporting the effectiveness of manual treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a brief chiropractic intervention compared with sham treatment in patients with spinal pain
  5. Justify examination of the cervico-thoracic spinal regions for dysfunction in lateral epicondylalgia patients


COURSE 4 – Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy: Clinical Research

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Spinal Manipulation vs. Nerve Root Injection for MRI-Confirmed Lumbar Disc Herniation: Prospective Cohort +MP3 (2013)
  2. Spinal Manipulation & Home Exercise With Advice for Subacute & Chronic Back-Related Leg Pain: RCT +MP3 (2015)
  3. Progression of Symptoms in Cauda Equina Syndrome +MP3 (2014)
  4. Addition of Slump Stretching to Lumbar Mobilizations & Exercise for a Specific Type of LBP – RCT +MP3 (2013)
  5. Systematic Active Treatment for Severe Sciatica +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare two common interventions – spinal manipulation and nerve root injection – for patients with confirmed lumbar disc herniation
  2. Determine whether a combination of spinal manipulation, home exercises and advice would be more effective than home exercise and advice alone in decreasing back-related leg pain
  3. Investigate the pattern of symptom development in Cauda Equina Syndrome to facilitate timely diagnosis
  4. Evaluate slump stretching, coupled with lumbar mobilizations and stabilization exercises in the management of patients with pain referred distal to the buttocks during slump testing
  5. Appraise the efficacy of active conservative treatments in patients with severe sciatica


COURSE 5 – Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Exercise Therapy to Postpone Joint Replacement in Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2014)
  2. Groin Pain After Hip Replacement: Etiology, Evaluation & Treatment +MP3 (2013)
  3. Enhanced Recovery in Total Hip Replacement: Clinical Review +MP3 (2014)
  4. Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis: Literature Updates +MP3 (2011)
  5. Quadriceps Strength & Proprioception & Knee Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the long-term effect of exercise therapy in addition to patient education on a patient’s need for total hip replacement (THR)
  2. Summarize the current state of knowledge about the etiology, evaluation and treatment of groin pain after hip replacement surgery
  3. Describe the most important aspects of “enhanced recovery programs” for total hip replacement patients
  4. Update your knowledge on concepts pertaining to Osteoarthritis (OA) including risk factors, the influence of exercise and sports participation, and the relevance of advanced imaging findings
  5. Asses the combination of knee extensor strength and knee joint position sense as protective factors against the development of incident radiographic or symptomatic knee osteoarthritis


COURSE 6 – Sports Medicine 105: Clinical Miscellaneous

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Advances in ACL Rehabilitation +MP3 (2012)
  2. Eccentric Training for Lower Limb Flexibility – Systematic Review +MP3 (2012)
  3. FIFA 11+ for Injury Prevention in Basketball Players +MP3 (2012)
  4. Neuroanatomical & Biochemical Factors in Shoulder Pain +MP3 (2014)
  5. Neuroscience Approach to LBP in Athletes +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compose an evidence-based, progressive rehabilitation program for patient who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  2. Appraise the current evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to determine if eccentric training results in significant increases in lower limb flexibility
  3. Evaluate the ‘FIFA 11+’ warm-up protocol as a method to prevent injuries in basketball players
  4. Discuss current neuroanatomical and biochemical theories as they pertain to shoulder pain and its clinical management
  5. Adopt a more comprehensive biopsychosocial approach to treating low back pain in athletes


COURSE 7 – Low Back Pain: Classification & Sub-Grouping Studies

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Movement-Based Classification Systems for Low Back Pain +MP3 (2012)
  2. STarT Back Randomized Controlled Trial – Stratified Care for LBP +MP3 (2011)
  3. Clinical Prediction Rule Use & Treatment Selection in LBP Patients +MP3 (2014)
  4. Effectiveness of Sub-Group Specific Manual Therapy for LBP – Systematic Review +MP3 (2012)
  5. Acute Repetitive Lumbar Syndrome +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appraise the theoretical basis and content of physical movement classification schemes for low back pain
  2. Compare stratified primary care of low back pain to usual practices
  3. Assess the impact of utilizing a prescriptive clinical prediction rule for low back pain on treatment selection among practicing clinicians
  4. Determine the effectiveness of sub-group specific manual therapy provided to low back pain patients
  5. Distinguish acute repetitive lumbar syndrome as a potential classification of, or mechanism for, low back pain


COURSE 8 – Medical Management of Low Back Pain

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Efficacy of Paracetamol for Acute Low Back Pain: RCT +MP3 (2014)
  2. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome +MP3 (2015)
  3. Adverse Events from Diagnostic & Therapeutic Injections +MP3 (2011)
  4. Cost-Effectiveness of Guideline-Endorsed Treatment for LBP +MP3 (2011)
  5. Comparison of SMT Methods and Usual Medical Care for Low Back Pain: RCT (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess the efficacy of paracetamol (acetaminophen) for patients with acute low back pain
  2. Outline the nature and complexity of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  3. Summarize clinical considerations and review potential adverse events from therapeutic injections
  4. Determine the cost-effectiveness of guideline-endorsed treatments for low back pain
  5. Compare the efficacy of manual and mechanical-assisted spinal manipulative versus usual medical care


Instructor: Dr. Shawn Thistle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USERS: Completing Courses & Getting Your Certificates

  1. Log In and go to the E-Learning Menu tab and choose ‘MY COURSES’ under that tab.
  2. Click on the course title to enter the course-ware work space and proceed through each lesson page using the navigation at the bottom of the lesson page.
  3. Complete the Multiple Choice Quiz for the course. NOTE: A score of 100% is required to be issued with a certificate. You can repeat the quiz if necessary – there is no limit to the number of times you can take the quiz.
  4. Click on SUBMIT & FINISH. The next box shows you the quiz and at the top it shows if you achieved 100% and if not it will indicate which answers were incorrect. To redo the quiz you need to click on ‘Reattempt The Quiz’ at the bottom
  5. Do the quiz again to correct any questions and click on SUBMIT & FINISH again.
  6. Certificates can be downloaded after Quiz completion. NOTE: The system takes up to 5 min. to process the certificate for download so it may not generate immediately with a completion date on it. You can also go to the MY CERTIFICATES link in the top menu of the course-ware workspace and download it at any time.
  7. NOTE: Use the navigation system at the bottom of each page to proceed through the course and Quiz.


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