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Level 4 Low Back Pain Specialist

Learn a high level and highly sought-after skill and help some of the huge numbers of people suffering from chronic and debilitating low back pain.

One of the most common causes for work absence, lower back pain can be chronic and debilitating. This course will enable you to learn a high level and highly sought-after skill and help some of the many people suffering with low back pain.

QUALIFICATIONS VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for Management of Low Back Pain
COURSE TYPE Blended learning
CPD POINTS 10 CIMSPA Points
ACCREDITATION VTCT accredited

Course Overview

This course is aimed at Exercise Referral-qualified instructors looking to move into specialist exercise prescription. 

Your familiarity with various chronic conditions will prove an invaluable skill in helping the clients who have been referred to you with Low Back Pain (LBP), helping you focus on the exercise management of this debilitating condition. 

With over 80% of the population suffering with low back pain at some point in their lives, this course allows you to expand your client base by offering a highly sought-after skill at a high level. You’ll learn all about the anatomy of the spine and its associated structures, and how to design progressive exercise programs to help clients manage their condition. 

This course is assessed in three parts, an e-learning section you can complete from home, a practical 2-day course, and a case study portfolio submitted online.

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Included Training

This course covers the complex nature of low back pain, and how to assess clients and prescribe general exercises. You will also have an understanding of how back pain is treated and the scientific evidence basis on treatment models (common medication, manual therapy, psychotherapy, and exercise)

Learning & Assessment

This course uses the blended learning approach, allowing you to fully understand the online theoretical material and demonstrate your skills to an expert in your practical assessment. This course includes an 8-week e-learning component, followed by a 2-day practical course. There will then be a formative practical assessment.

Assessment Methods

This course is assessed in 3 parts:

  • Online learning
  • Online portfolio
  • An in-person practical & theory assessment.
Breakdown

Training & Study – 70% Online Training 30% Practical Workshops

Assessment – 30% on-course theory exams – 30% Practical Assessment – 40% Case Study Submission.

Fees & Funding Options

There are a number of ways to fund your course, because our genuine commitment to your career success means there’s no “one size fits all” pricing option. To find out the price for this course, download our price guide or speak to our careers advisors on 01329 829444 who will be happy to go through the costs involved.

Pay in full
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Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*
Deposit & balance
Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.
Pay as you learn
Put down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

Enhance Your Career

Studying this course will allow you to grow your client base and expand into working with clients with low back pain.

With this course, you will be able to accept and help clients from physiotherapy referrals. You will be able to train specialist back pain clients and referrals from health care professionals.

This is a highly prized skill amongst employers as it is specialised

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NHS Based Rehabilitation

With this qualification you will be able to:

Work as a trainer within an NHS facility with the potential to earn £18-30k

You could work as a specialist instructor in a variety of health facilities, such as a leisure centre, in partnership with a GP or physiotherapy service, or independently.

Boost your knowledge

Qualifying as a Lower Back Pain Specialist with Future Fit means your skills will be in demand, and we’ll help you make the most of the opportunities available with additional advice, guidance and ongoing support.

  • Elite qualifications, supported by industry experts
  • Unique training above and beyond other providers
  • Support to develop your career or build your business

Once qualified, we provide expert aftercare and guidance, helping you build a successful business or achieve a fulfilling career.

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