Managing Patients’ Expectations: SI Joint and Low Back Pain
Dr. Andrews presents an evidence-based and clinical experience blend of how he perceives and manages low back and SI joint pain. His emphasis is on blending the pathoanatomical and biopsychosocial models in educating patients and managing expectations. The focus is on prevention of the slide into chronicity and how to turn patients from the “dark side” to an outlook of more optimism and hope for some level of recovery and self-management.
Faculty: Ronald P. Andrews, PT, PhD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- State the differences between the pathoanatomical and biopsychosocial models.
- Illustrate several of the basic assessment and treatment techniques for SI joint management.
- Discuss the pros and cons of disclosing results of imaging studies in a pathoanatomical light.
- Discuss patient educational concepts related to patient expectations and responsibility, movement-based therapy, and self-management concepts.
Ronald P. Andrews, PT, PhD, specializes in outpatient orthopedics with a subspecialty in manual therapy and spinal treatment. Dr. Andrews has more than 40 years of clinical experience in the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Andrews has taught functional anatomy, kinesiology, and orthopedic evaluation and treatment for more than 30 years. He presents regularly on a state level to primary care providers on various aspects of rehabilitation and patient management. He has won local and national teaching awards. Dr. Andrews bridges the gap between the pathoanatomical model and the biopsychosocial model for the management of chronic spinal pain.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Andrews reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance