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Mastering Comprehensive Spine Patient Examinations

Starts: Fri 7:15AM CT (Apr 05, 2024) Ends: Sat 3:00PM CT (Apr 06, 2024) OnDemand

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With healthcare evolving, primary care providers are increasingly essential in spine subspecialty evaluations. This course enhances your ability to conduct detailed patient assessments, focusing on medical, behavioral histories, and comprehensive musculoskeletal exams for the spine and pelvis.

Learn to integrate modern technology while maintaining the integrity of hands-on patient care. Improve your diagnostic accuracy by understanding spinal conditions and refining examination techniques, crucial for effective treatment and patient outcomes.


Rick Placide, MD, PT

Evan Johnson, DPT, MS

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:

Identify key elements in assessing spine patients' medical and behavioral history;

Perform comprehensive musculoskeletal exams for cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, and pelvis;

Recognize the utility of developing technologies on clinical decision-making in spine care;

Evaluate and differentiate various spinal masqueraders across different body systems;

Apply strategies to optimize physical examination skills for improved spine patient outcomes.


NASS courses are created to enhance physician understanding of the complexity of performing these procedures only. The course is not designed to certify that attendees are proficient in the procedures taught in the course. NASS strongly advises participants to continue to have proctoring, mentoring and additional experience prior to treating patients.


This course is designed for mid-level and allied health providers specializing in spine care, aiming to enhance their foundational examination skills crucial for effective patient assessment, differential diagnosis, and improved clinical outcomes in the evolving healthcare landscape.

Registration Fees

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Our Policy

Meeting Cancellation: No refunds.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education developed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NASS designates this enduring activity for a maximum of

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Course agenda and CME credits are subject to change.

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We want to make sure that your registration process is a pleasant one, so if you have any trouble or a question, please email or call us at (630) 230-3600.