Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management Course

Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management Course

Lower back pain can be a horribly debilitating experience for people, especially those trying to get back on track after an injury or those who have a deteriorating condition. 

The prevalence of this condition has grown as we live longer and are less active, which is why the level 4 lower back pain qualification is essential for fitness professionals. In fact, around 80% of adults experience some form of back pain during the course of their lives. Unfortunately, in the goal to minimise pain, sufferers end-up becoming more inactive, leading to further conditions such as obesity.

As a qualified Level 4 Lower Back Pain Specialist, you will play a crucial role in your clients’ management and recovery, by helping people get back to their best through a series of fun and rewarding programmes.  

Understanding how to assess individual client needs such as posture, movement range, muscle imbalance and more, you’ll empower your clients to overcome their lower back pain through safe and effective exercise programming.

Find out more about the Level 4 Lower Back Pain qualification by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

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Throughout this advanced Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management course, you will improve your skills, knowledge and experience in helping those struggling with back problems to manage the effects through physcial activity.

Types of Lower Back Pain

You will learn the various types of lower back pian, how to identify which type a client is suffering from using the lower back pain exercise guidelines.

Assessment Strategy

Using a range of fucntional tests, including, ankle, hip, pelvis, spine and shoulder you will build a safe assessment startegy for clients.

Intelligent Activity Planning

Back problems can make regular exercise very difficult for people; as part of this course, you will learn to tailor smart workout and training plans to improve the health and wellbeing of your clients, whatever back problems they may be struggling with. 

Impact & Symptoms of Back Problems

Understanding the impact that chronic or acute back problems can have on your client’s wellbeing, motivation and overall happiness is vital to be a successful specialist in this area. This course will teach you all you need to know to offer the best support out there.

Causes of Back Problems

Many back problems are aggravated by poor lifestyle habits and exercise form; this course will help you better understand contributing factors for back problems, how to tackle them, and how to take these into consideration in your workout plans. 

Posture & Movement

For those struggling with lower back pain, posture and movement plays a critical role. This course will give you the knowledge to structure programmes to ensure posture, movement and weight bearing sensitivity is paramount.

How You Will Learn

This Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management course is predominantly built around case studies and worksheets. These can be completed in your own time, which makes this course with OriGym perfect to fit into your schedule alongside your job or existing personal training schedule.

This course is exclusively online, except for a practical assessment, which you will undergo at the end of the course. 

As an OriGym student, you can take advantage of a massive library of e-learning resources, online videos and lectures as well as dedicated 7-day support from our experienced tutors, all of whom will specialise in your area of study.

To gain your Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management qualification, you will be required to complete an assessment. We pride ourselves in making our assessments just as fun and engaging as the learning process before them.

This course culminates in a practical assessment on delivering a programme for somebody with lower back pain. There are no theory papers at all!

Being a Level 4 course and qualification, the Lower Back Pain Management course with OriGym requires all students to have achieved a Level 3 Personal Training or Exercise Referral qualification. You must also be at least 16 years of age to enrol.

This Level 4 Lower Back pain Management course is fully recognised and accredited by the following bodies:

  • REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)

At OriGym we do not believe in charging our students extra to re-sit an assessment, whether theory or practical. Our aim is to get you qualified. Re-sits are therefore free. That being said, if you're an online gym instructing or personal training student and fail your practical assessment, you must attend a practical based workshop (Workshop 3) held out of one of our 12 National assessment centres to help prepare you for the practical re-assessment.

All practical and externally sat theory exams must be rebooked and can not be re-taken on the same day.

Certificates are posted within 6 weeks of course completion, providing you have paid off your course balance.

If you are on a payment plan for the course, you will be sent an electronic copy confirmation to help you gain employment until your course balance has been paid. We may release some qualifications of larger packages prior to completion.

To enrol in any course in the OriGym prospectus, you must be at least 16 years of age.

You can take up to 2 years to complete each individual Level 2, 3 or 4 course. For a Personal Training Diploma (which combines a Level 2 and Level 3 course), you would have 4 years. Should this time expire, you would need to pay for re-registration; however, this has never happened to a student thus far.

CPD Fitness Courses do not have an expiry date.

Qualifications obtained through OriGym are qualifications for life. 

Occasionally changes set by Ofqual may require qualifications to be updated. In this instance you can simply come back and pay for the extra modules required, without having to retake the whole course. This only tends to happen once every 15 years.

If you enrol in a full-time course and wish to switch start dates, you may do so free of charge, providing you give 48-hours before the course commences. You may only switch if the new course has space to accommodate you. This only applies to Level 2 and Level 3 full-time courses, as these are the courses with specific start dates.

There are no compulsory additional fees to pay for your course with OriGym. If you book a workshop or assessment and do not cancel within the cancellation period, you will be charged a £25 fee as this prevents access for other students. Should you book a CPD course, these can not be cancelled and you will lose the CPD from your account.

There are no other admin fees for assessments, certification fees, registration or any other fees hidden within our terms of service.

You can start training clients as soon as your qualifications have been obtained and your insurance documents have come through. The necessary insurance vaires depending on what kind of training you are specialising in.

OriGym reports to two governing bodies: NCFE and Focus Awards.

We are a fully accredited provider and out courses are recognised by REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) and we are a CIMSPA endorsed provider and partner. All our qualifications are internationally recognised and fully regulated by Ofqual (government).

OriGym is proud to qualify 4,000 fitness professionals each year. We also successfully place over 80% of students in job roles right after qualifying; that is the highest rate in the industry. We are also ISO9001 certified and are one of only a handful of providers to hold this worldwide certificate of excellence. 

We are official partners with the Ministry of Defence, we run courses for QMU University, and also run the Academy for Sports Direct & Sweat Union Gyms and are proud partners of over 200 fitness brands worldwide. We were recently nominated by the Active Training Awards, the biggest awards ceremony in the UK, for ‘most innovative training provider of the year’ and ‘training provider of the year’.

If you are still not convinced, check out our reviews on a neutral platform like Google, Facebook and Trustpilot, where we have hundreds of reviews from very satisfied customers.

All course enrolments are performed over the phone. This is so we can ensure you enrol onto the right course package for you and don’t miss out on any promotional offers running at the time.

OriGym believes courses and education should be obtainable for anyone who wants to start a career within the fitness sector. We own a vast majority of our own training venues through our sister company, thus massively reducing overheads which other companies cover with higher fees. We also do not apply unnecessary admin fees, certification charges or exam fees that many of our competitors apply.

No, it is not mandatory to qualify in first aid to become a personal trainer. However, OriGym is a partner of Educare, the largest provider of first aid qualifications in the UK. This means all OriGym graduates receive a discount if they choose to get qualified in first aid.

The Register of Exercise Professionals – launched in 2002 and under the ownership of UK Coaching since 2016 – is the largest independent public register for the Health and Fitness Industry in the UK, recognising the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors across the four home nations.

REPs was developed to protect the public from trainers who do not hold appropriate qualifications and to provide assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the register are appropriately qualified with the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.

REPs provides a system of regulation for over 20,000 passionate health and fitness instructors and over 200 enthusiastic and innovative training providers, to ensure that they meet the industry’s agreed standards.

REPs has a robust continuing professional development (CPD) structure in place to ensure members are kept up to date with current research and thinking, which is backed up by and linked to insurances. PD:Approval has been contracted as an independent quality assurance organisation to drive up standards, offering the REPs kitemark of quality to the awarding organisations, universities, colleges and training providers that achieve them.

Launched in 2011, CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. 

CIMSPA has been awarded chartered status by the Privy Council, which came into effect at the start of January 2012. 

CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and a single unified voice for the sector. 

OriGym is a proud to be a CIMSPA partner and can be found on their partner list under ‘recognised training’.

Absolutely! We have centres that accommodate for the physically impaired, which are fully equipped with lifts, ramps and disabled toilets. We have had dozens of physically impaired individuals complete our course and go on to be very successful personal trainers within the industry thanks to their unique insights enabling them to support a wider range of personal training clients.

Replacement certificates can be purchased if they are lost or stolen. There is a £35 charge to replace lost certificates (postage is free). We retain your details for this purpose for 5 years after completion of your course. After this point, we will be unable to provide certification replacements due to data protection laws.

If you enrol in an online course or a blended part-time course you will sit your theory exams online through our state of the art technology. You can sit these assessments as soon as you feel ready to do so.

If you have enrolled in a full-time course, you will sit assessments within a classroom-based setting under exam conditions.

For the following courses, you will sit two theory exams online, and will also be required to complete coursework, a case study and practical assessment.

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer Course
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Course
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Course
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructing, Level 3 PT, Diploma, ETM, Exercise Referral
  • Online & Blended full time courses

For CPD courses, you will complete an observed practical assessment where you will display competency and understanding of the course content.

For Teaching & Assessing courses, you will be required to complete a video assessment for the teaching aspect, and a practical assessment for the assessing aspect.

For the Level 4 Obesity & Diabetes Control course, you will be required to complete a portfolio as your assessment.

For the Level 4 Lower Back Pain course, you will be required to complete a portfolio as well as undertake a practical assessment.

In addition to guaranteeing interviews post course, OriGym offers free business consultations post course, CV analysis to get it looking just right, CV distribution in your local area, and interview preparation to give you the best chance of getting the role you want.

Additionally, we have lots of free business resources, videos and guides on our e-learning platform that all students can access after their course. 

OriGym is proud to have the largest student alumni system, meaning you get discounts on some of the world’s largest fitness brands, services and products for life; this means you never have to pay full retail price. With over 250 brands available to our graduates, you know you can’t go wrong.

OriGym offers a range of learning styles to suit the way you learn best. This means you can always find room for your studies. You can learn online, combine online with face-to-face workshops or take our full-time classroom and gym based courses.

As an existing fitness professional, you should already have insurance cover. We would definitely advise to be covered if not already, and to update your insurance to make sure you are covered for the new Level 4 training that you are now qualified for.

The Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management course portfolio assessments simply require a pass, while practical assessments require a pass or referral for reassessment.

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