Guide to Diagnosing Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis for Physical Therapists

By dpope2020

November 3, 2023

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Guide to Diagnosing Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis for Physical Therapists

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In today's video we go over Guide to Diagnosing Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis for Physical Therapists: 

🤕 Suffering from low back pain can be debilitating and dangerous if not detected and treated appropriately for young athletes. Discover the essential insights to accurately diagnose and treat these conditions.

🔑 In this comprehensive video, we cover:

✅ Understanding the anatomy of spondylolysis

✅ The progression to spondylolisthesis

✅ Risk factors and patient populations

✅ Clinical tests for accurate diagnosis

✅ The importance of early detection

✅ Expert recommendations for treatment strategies

Watch out for broken backs...


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