Low Back Pain - Subgrouping, Best Tests and Treatments

With Prof. Dr. Hannu Luomajoki

LBP - Subgrouping, Best Tests and Treatments


Up to 90% of all Low Back Pain (LBP) is non-specific, meaning there is no clear medical reason for the problem. In addition, many people without pain have findings in X-rays or in MRI. Therefore, even discogenic findings are considered non specific. At the same time, LBP is the most costly problem in our medical system. How should we examine and treat these patients? Instead of only a structural examination, these patients should be classified functionally. Hannu Luoamjoki's system of subgrouping is a simple yet effective way of doing this. This system of treating according to subgroups has been shown to be very reliable and more effective than individual manual therapy and exercises. Take this example:

Inside The Think Tank

In this think tank, the background theory of LBP will be presented in an clear and succinct manner with ample room for discussion and questions. We will then move into the testing and examination for the movement control subgroup will be trained practically. These tests and treatments are all evidence based and are therefore backed by scientific studies. During the practical session, we will also dig into this evidence through a critical examination. This course will help you to be quicker and more effective in the examination and treatment of your back pain patients.

Hannu Luomajoki, PhD

The course instructor, Professor Hannu Luomajoki is originally from Finland but has been living and working in Switzerland for over 20 years. He has a PhD in this topic and has published more than 70 articles. He has also been speaker in more than 100 international and national congresses. He is known for his good humor and the ability to explain complex problems in an understandable and practical way.


When you leave the think tank you:

  • know the current guidelines of LBP.
  • are able to execute and explain the subgroups of LBP.
  • are able to subclassify the patient into a subgroup.
  • are able to execute the tests necessary for the movement control subgroup

Take Aways

  • Actual evidence of LBP and subclassification
  • The best & simplest tests for patients with LBP
  • Active exercises for the clinic and home
  • Access to the post-think tank online platform with exclusive content such as lectures, videos, articles & more


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