Keynote Speaker:


Alan Eldridge earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles in 2010.  After completing graduate school, Alan completed an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles, and a Fellowship focused on rehabilitation of the Spine in 2012.  After finishing the residency program, Alan earned his Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) as awarded by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS).  Upon completion of his Fellowship, he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Currently, Alan is involved in several areas at Loma Linda University. He is on faculty for Loma Linda’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, he teaches orthopedics as an assistant professor for the post professional and graduate students, and he treats patients at the Loma Linda Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic. He is currently working on completing his PhD with a research emphasis on the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries.

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Time: 12:30pm – 4:45m


  • General Participant: $155.00
  • LLUH Employees/Faculty: $130.00
  • Student (Non-LLU): $130.00
  • Student (LLU): $120.00

Continuing Education Courses by Profession:

  • Physical Therapy


Mobility deficits of the lumbar spine are a common cause of pain and disability. This course will focus on the assessment and corresponding manual therapy interventions for these deficits. Treatments for the entire irritability spectrum will be thoroughly discussed and ample time for mastering each skill will be provided.

The course will include lab experiences and attire appropriate for participation is recommended.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the irritability level of a patient with low back pain for the purposes of determining appropriate intervention strategies.
  2. Perform accurate objective assessments in order to identify the most appropriate interventions.
  3. Perform mobilizations including high velocity low amplitude mobilizations to specific areas of the lumbar spine with the purpose of improving mobility of the lumbar spine.

Continuing Education Credits:

4 CE Hours


Target Audience:

PT Only

Continuing Education Approval Statememts:

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is recognized as a Continuing Competency Approving Agency by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This program is approved for 4 CE credits