A learning module for doctors wanting to boost their skills and confidence in managing low back pain.

Learn how to:

  • Sharpen your diagnostic skills with more focused history taking

  • Refine your physical examination skills and understand your findings

  • Target and interpret lumbar spinal investigations

  • Make a specific diagnosis leading to effective treatment

  • Perform basic manual therapy and trigger point injections in your office

  • Prescribe appropriate exercises and medications

The module comprises a prereading component of ~ 6 hours with MCQs to check comprehension in preparation for a day-long workshop of interactive tutorials, hands on physical examination and treatment techniques with feedback and case discussions.

WHEN: Saturday 30th October, 2021 from 8.30 am – 5.00 pm


Dr Michael Yelland – GP & Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Arana Hills

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University

Dr Neil Hearnden - GP & Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Arana Hills

Dr Chris Homan -  Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Brisbane

Dr Robert Illingworth – GP & Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Ipswich

MODULE COST: GP/Specialist - $690; AAMM member- $590; Registrar/House Officer- $490; Med Student/repeat module- $390

CONTACT: Visit for further details and to register or contact Kim Ramillon at [email protected] or phone 0475 091 625

This module is an RACGP CPD Accredited Activity (Activity Number: 186163) and has been allocated 40 CPD program points in the 2020-2022 triennium. This activity is accredited with ACRRM (Activity Number: 24071) and is eligible for 8 Educational Activity Hours and 7 Performance Review Hours.

The low back pain module is the first of four modules being offered by the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine leading to the award of the ‘Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine’. This is the fifth cycle of modules held in Brisbane, all previous modules being highly rated by participants. These modules cover the assessment and management of pain in the (i) low back, (ii) neck and upper back, (iii) upper limbs and (iv) lower limbs. Any of the modules can be taken independently but all four modules must be successfully completed to be awarded the certificate.

Please download additional documents for reference:

Low Back Pain Module - Flyer