Contemporary Approach to Low Back Pain (7.5 CEUs)

$79.95 $129.95

Course Description

This (7-10 hour) self-paced online course is for therapists who wish to broaden their skills in the treatment of low back pain. 

Divided into 4 detailed modules with 33 (4K) video classes the course is supported by comprehensive and fully illustrated text (280 pages) which covers: biopsychosocial model, subjective assessment, objective assessment, special tests, clinical reasoning, treatment planning and application, comprehensive case study.

The course exam and certification are completed online.



Course Objectives 

The aim of this course and guide is to try to bridge the gap between the old and new models of looking at low back pain, in a user-friendly manner and according to my experience — with a little personal opinion thrown in, for what it is worth. Because we are all in this together, so to speak, it is not presented in the third person, hopefully not too dry, and clearly full of clichés.

For many years, LBP was considered via a biomedical model whereby pain is a result of a problem at a specific site or structure. Therefore, by addressing a specific painful area with a specific technique, the problem should decrease—the idea being that “If I push here, and it hurts, then this structure must be responsible, so if I push it in this direction, it will eventually hurt less”. This theory has recently become less supported empirically.

The course looks at a newer biopsychosocial model (BPS) of assessment and treatment that  suggests we need to look at a person’s medical condition by considering biological, psychological, and social factors. 

The course is presented by Paul Townley.


What's Included?

Course Texts
Fully illustrated "Therapists Guide to Low Back Pain" text


Full Book Included (280 pages)

Full colour illustrations

Easy "Quick Reference" format

Video Classes

33 online video classes presented by Paul Townley.

4k video accessed via our Virtual Classroom (password provided) with closed-captions subtitles in English.

Watch anytime online on any device (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone)

Online Exams and Certification

Online Exam comprising multiple choice questions

NAT Certification - For more information click here

See table below for other CEU accreditations

Exam does not need to be completed in any one sitting. You may save your answers as you go along and return to continue at any time - internet connection required



Manual Therapists, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Trigger Point Therapists, Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, Exercise and Fitness Professionals. 

CEU Accreditations

Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers (NCBTMB) 7.5 CEU
Canadian Massage Therapists (CMMOTA formerly RMTA) - Alberta 3.0 CECs
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) - see link 7.5 CE Hours
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) - see link 7.5 CE Hours
Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) - see link 7.5 CE Hours
Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) 7.5 Core
Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) 7.5 CEs
Alabama Board of Physical Therapy - see link 7.5 CE Hours
College of Chiropractors of British Columbia (CCBC) - see link 7.5 CE Hours
Iowa Board of Chiropractic (IDPH)  - see link 7.5 CE Hours
Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA)  - CE Broker (“Patient Related”)      7.5 CEs
Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (OT/OTA) - CE Broker (“Related to the Clinical Practice of Occupational Therapy”) 7.5 CEs
Florida Board of Massage Therapy (LMT) - CE Broker (“General”) 7.5 CEs
Georgia Board of Massage Therapy (LMT)  - CE Broker (“General”) 7.5 CEs
Georgia Board of Nursing (LPN/RPN) - CE Broker (“General”) 7.5 CEs
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) - CE Broker (“General Continuing Education”) 7.5 CEs
Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure (LMT) - CE Broker (“CE relevant to the practice of Massage Therapy”) 7.5 CEs
Continuing Education Hours 7.5 CE Hours
NAT Credits 40
CPD (UK) 7.5 Hrs




 Includes 2021 Edition
"Contemporary to Lower Back Pain"
Fully Illustrated Text 280 Pages



Low Back Pain CE Course NCBTMB



NAT Diploma Course - Therapists Guide to Low Back Pain. Includes lifetime access to all online course assets (4k video classes, course text, exam, certification). All course assets may be accessed online via any device.