Integration of Neuroscience, Manual Therapy & Exercise to Treat Back Pain

Treating back pain can be challenging.  A systematic assessment using the most

recent research on pain science, neural mobility and muscle inhibition ensures the patient is actively    Backpain

engaged and motivated to recovery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

You will learn:

  • How to streamline your assessments and treatments and still achieve an effective outcome.
  • How to use all the clinical skills you currently have, but now how you can integrate these.
  • To identify the drivers of your patients pain whether it be neural, joint or muscle using neural testing
  • Clinical tips to ensure your patient is actively engaged in their treatment and management.
  • How to teach stability and strengthening exercises for both the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

Topics include:

  • Using the latest research on the neuroscience of pain to educate your patient succinctly
  • Identify your beliefs about pain and educating your patient and how this influences your treatment session
  • How to alter and refine the exercise program you prescribe to ensure your patient’s compliance


  • Functional anatomy review of upper cervical spine; addressing the myodural connections at C1 and C2 and why it is essential to assess and treat to identify its influence on either  neck or back pain
  • Succinct overview of stability muscle anatomy; TA/PF/Multifidus
  • How to do neural testing and joint mobilisation techniques to activate stability muscles
  • How to downtrain phasic muscles so that stability muscles and can automate and pre- set
  • Using directional bias to improve muscle recruitment
  • Altering your program for hyper or hypomobility
  • Progressions from basic to dynamic stability exercises
  • Exercises for improving endurance of stability muscles
  • Using basic gym equipment for functional strengthening
  • How to use a dynamic approach for treating an acute locked back to get your patient moving from day 1


This course if particularly suitable for new graduates 1 – 8 years experience if you working in private practice and finding it challenging!

You are also most welcome if you are an experienced practitioner interested in learning clinical and practical tips to get your patient more actively engaged in their treatment and management. If you consider you are working alittle too hard and want your patient to do a lot more – then this course is for you!

 (This course was previously called the Advanced Back Pain Course)


You will be learning from a skilled practitioner with over 40 years experience in private practice who completed her Masters in Science (Medicine);

Investigation of low back pain in elite athletes using MRI.

You will receive pre- reading so that the course can focus on the practical component.

The exercise and techniques you will learn in this course are covered in Francine’s latest book The Back Pain Handbook -  you will receive a FREE copy of The Back Pain Handbook E-book when you enrol in this course.


Here’s what one of our students had to say..

“Excellent course, quite enlightening as far as how to integrate clinical findings with how to treat lower back pain, I feel exponentially more confident with how to provide the best care for my patients”” – Hasna Qureshi – Peak Sports Physiotherapy




Course Date & Times (1.5 days):

  • Date to be confirmed 2019

Course fee: $770