The Back School, in partnership with Impairment Rating Services of Alabama, LLC, are pleased to present "Musculoskeletal Impairment Rating Using the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition," a 7.5 hour clinical education course. The purpose of the course is to gain competency in medical record review, physical examination methods, and report writing for musculoskeletal and nervous system impairment rating using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition. The course is an interactive lecture format with demonstration of examination procedures, practice sessions, case studies, and a written post-test. 

7.5 Contact Hours


This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialities/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.


Attendees must present for all 7.5 hours of class work, pass (80%) a written post-test consisting of 12 case studies, and complete a seminar evaluation to receive continuing education credits. Upon receipt of the post-test with a passing score and completed seminar evaluation, attendees will receive a course certificate.


Tuition is refundable less $50.00 if canceled 14 days before the workshop date. Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance, for registrations or cancellations after the 14 days has expired. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend at another date. You may only change workshop dates or locations two times, then tuition will be forfeited. The Back School cannot be responsible for nonrefundable travel expenses, etc. should it become necessary to cancel a workshop.


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The Upper Extremity 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

History of the Guides, Current use of the Guides, Principles of Assessment, Diagnosis-based Impairment (DBI) 

Discussions and Presentations


9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

The Upper Extremity

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Review Impairment Rating Procedures, QuickDASH Questionnaire, Upper Extremity Case Studies

Discussions and Presentations


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Lower Extremity

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Review Principles of Assessment, Diagnosis-based Impairment (DBI), Principles of Assessment, Diagnosis-based Impairment (DBI), Impairment Rating Procedures, Lower Limb Questionnaire, Lower Extremity Case Studies

Discussions and Presentations


3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

The Spine and Pelvis

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Review Principles of Assessment, Diagnosis-based Impairment (DBI), Pelvic Impairment, Pain Disability Questionnaire, Spine and Pelvis Case Studies

Discussions and Presentations


4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Q&A Session