20th Jack Allison Memorial Lecture

"The Movement System and Lumbar Diagnoses: Where are we now?"
Presented by: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA

The movement system has been designated as the identity of physical therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association. The implications of this identity and the progress that has been made on the implementation will be described. The movement system identity is an essential component for recognition of physical therapy as a doctoring profession. Another essential component is the development and implementation of movement related diagnoses. Movement related diagnoses were initially developed based on empirical clinical observations over a period of 30 years. Over the last 10 years, Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD, has been doing clinical and laboratory research examining a variety of characteristics of the lumbar diagnoses in patients with chronic pain Her studies have examined, the reliability and validity of the examination for classifying the patients, characteristics of the different classifications and randomized control trials of treatment effectiveness. The results of these studies will be discussed along with the different classifications, the examination. The examination, development of the diagnosis, and treatment plan will be demonstrated.

Includes 6 contact hours/category 1 plus lunch.

For questions contact Maikha Xiong at xion1047@umn.edu or 612-626-5303.


Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm