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This practical 10-hour presentation will begin with a discussion of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar structural pathology.

9/15/2018 to 9/16/2018
When: 9/15- 9/16
Saturday: 1-7p, Sunday 8a-12p
Where: Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris
9090 Lyra Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43240
United States
Contact: Nicole Ganim

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This practical 10-hour presentation will begin with a discussion of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar structural pathology. The discussion will progress to review five commonly overlooked “functional” problems that delay NMS recovery. In one way or another, these functional diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the lumbar structural diagnoses that chiropractors treat. Participants will benefit from simple video demonstrations of all related tests, treatments, and low-tech home rehab exercises. The presentation concludes by sharing current knowledge about the classification of low back pain, including a proven system to improve clinical outcomes.


When: September 15-16

           Saturday: 1pm- 7pm

           Sunday: 8am- 12pm


Where: Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris, 9090 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43240


CEs: 10 hours



Members: $300

Non/Members: $350



Tim Bertelsman DC, CCSP, FACO


Dr. Tim Bertelsman graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with honors and has been practicing in Belleville, IL since 1992. He is a board certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Bertelsman has lectured nationally on various clinical and business topics and has been published extensively. He has served in several leadership positions within the Illinois Chiropractic Society and currently serves as President of the executive board. Dr. Bertelsman is Co-founder of the online clinical and business resource


Course Outline

Hour 1-3

Review of normal lumbar anatomy and biomechanics.

Understanding the LBP continuum

Practical evaluation and management of lumbopelvic pathology, including: range of motion assessment, physical & orthopedic evaluation, neurologic assessment, functional evaluation, imaging, treatment, rehabilitation and patient education for:

            Lumbar Sprain/ Strain

            Facet Syndrome

            Lumbar Disc Lesions            

            Lumbar Degeneration/ Stenosis

            Lumbar Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthesis

            Pregnancy Related LBP

Hour 4

Case Study

Exam & Imaging


Hour 5

Differential Diagnosis of LBP

            Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

            Hip pathology

            Compression fracture

            Viscerosomatic referral

            Inflammatory arthropathy


Hour 6-8

Differentiation of “Functional” and “Structural” diagnoses.

Recognition, functional evaluation and management of Paradoxical Breathing, Spinal Instability, Hip Abductor Weakness, Lower Crossed Syndrome, and Foot Hyperpronation.


Hour 9-10

The classification of LBP

            Directional therapy




Case study and group break out discussion



Hotel Information: 

To book your hotel room, please call Juliann Beatty at the Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris at 614-880-9080 or via email at and mention that you are with the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. The room rate will be $129.00/night for each weekend. You must reserve your room more than 30 days in advance to receive the special rate. We look forward to seeing you!

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