This course is aimed to develop competency in managing and improving lumbar spine related pain. This two day interactive workshop takes a pain science approach in addition to a mechanical assessment to differentiate between various presenting conditions. This methodical course will give you the skills to work with even the most complex presentations whether it be acute or chronic. It will expose you to different schema and approaches and allow you to utilise your current knowledge better and execute meaningful treatment plans with immediate changes in client symptoms, beliefs and an improvement in prophylaxis. 

This course will expose you to thorough mechanical assessment techniques; a comprehensive psychosocial model to back pain with a cognitive functional approach; and develop a framework to problem solve complex presentations. After this course there will be no more guessing, wasting of time or anxiety around dealing with back pain.

This course will cover the ability to work with; radiculopathies including sciatica; connective tissue conditions; spondylolisthesis; ankylosing spondylitis, non-specific low back pain and more.

  • 24th & 25th February, 2018 (Melb)
  • 7th & 8th April, 2018 (Syd)
  • 2nd & 3rd June, 2018 (Bris)
  • 25th & 26th August, 2018 (Syd)
  • 27th & 28th October, 2018 (Perth)
  • 1st & 2nd December, 2018 (Melb)

This course will enable candidates the ability to;


ESSA Members - $799.00

ESSA Student Members - $749.00

Non ESSA Members - $849.00

*Payment plans are available

  • Utilise a systemised approach for back related pain and dysfunction;
  • Classify back pain and to know when referral is necessary;
  • Change client mechanical symptoms instantaneously to create long lasting change;
  • Think outside the box with corrective exercise prescription;
  • Improve Lower back pain long term outcomes and prophylaxis;
  • Improve communication with clients to improve client outcomes and adherence.
    I am so excited that I honestly can’t believe how excited I am. You guys have changed my approach for the better, and there are so many others that I know I can help with their pain!
    — CJ, Accredited Exercise Physiologist
    Honestly one of the most productive and beneficial workshops I’ve ever been to, with implementation into practice immediate and results evident. Can’t thank you both enough. Great lively discussion and the willingness to answer all questions..your guidance is truly appreciated.
    — JF, Accredited Exercise Physiologist
    When it comes to teaching in the areas of pain management, rehabilitation, and the function of the human body, you can’t get much better than Brendan & Luke. To say that this course on the Lumbar Spine and SIJ was excellent would be an understatement. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of empirical and theoretical based evidence so that we can get to the underlying cause and management of acute and chronic lower back pain, rather than just address symptoms. Most importantly, I liked how they simplified a very complex topic in a way that makes it both practical and user-friendly for any health care professional. The live case studies were certainly my favourite part of the course. Now I have a clear system to treat my patients and ensure they get back to the life they deserve living.
    — Travis English, Accredited Exercise Physiologist