Painful Lumbar Radiculopathy

Event details

  • Date: 23 November - 24 November 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • Address: STRIVE Academic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

40 places remaining | Cost £290.00

A 2-day evidence-based course focused on the assessment and management of lumbar radicular syndrome.

Course Introduction

Managing patients with suspected radicular syndrome can be a daunting task. It requires seamless integration of medical triage, knowledge of best-available evidence, and neurological phenomena while navigating time constraints and very real clinical uncertainty. All of this, embedded with psychologically informed practice.

As the bio-medical model gives way to a more encompassing biopsychosocial model, modern healthcare professionals find themselves needing to live in both worlds. Radicular syndrome serves as a prime example, with clear tissue-based contributions but also some tricky situations that necessitate careful communication, justified imaging decisions, and shared decision-making.

Assessment of radicular syndrome requires judicious and economical utilization of neurological examinations and well-rehearsed handling skills. Providing support necessitates consistent reasoning and clear, conscious justification for referring patients through an established pathway or deciding not to refer them. In this two-day course, we’ll bring these elements together in a friendly, practical, and logical format, free from unnecessary fluff.

What’s included?

  • A unique anatomical and terminology tour featuring original artwork.
  • Knowledge of the key pathophysiological causes and mechanisms underlying radicular syndrome through the use of original artwork.
  • Key scientific literature with implications to clinical practice.
  • An evidence-based stepped approach for managing people with lumbar radicular syndrome. From conservative to interventional management.
  • Key information on differentials, including somatic, upper tract, and vascular masqueraders, with guidance on onward referral when necessary.
  • Targeted communication strategies that promote honesty and avoid negative language.
  • The ability to navigate diagnostic and prognostic uncertainty. A patient-centred ‘meet a person where they are’ approach to activity management.
  • Participate in debates, discussions, and case studies to refine reasoning skills.
  • Indications and awareness of basic lumbar MRI.
  • Economical, clinically applicable assessment strategies, including neurological examination.
  • Access to members only resources – neuro exam videos, sensory and motor maps, dx summaries and more.
  • Contemporary digital patient information on painful lumbar radiculopathy & lumbar spinal stenosis to share with your patients.


The full programme for the two day course is

Target audience:

The course is primarily aimed towards junior and developmental clinicians seeking to enhance their confidence in spinal care. It will also benefit experienced clinicians transitioning into spinal clinics or those managing undifferentiated caseloads, such as first-contact practitioners. Lastly, it may appeal to clinicians looking to consolidate their knowledge and for professional networking.

We aim to attract clinicians from all backgrounds, including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Medics, Sports Rehabilitators, Podiatrists, and Nurses.

It is suitable for clinicians who want to simplify their approach and become less reliant on outdated, passive, or pseudoscientific practices.

Course fee:

Early bird course fee is £290 per candidate before 1st September 2024. Course fee increases to £325 after this date.

All enquiries regarding the course to:

Education events and conferences team, STRIVE Academic Centre

Email: [email protected]

Or further details regarding the course can be accessed


All cancellations need to be made through your account.  Please note we have a strict cancellations policy which can be viewed here Cancellations – South Tees Conferences and Events.

Certificates and feedback:

Upon completion of this course a certificate will be available for you to download from your account along with any other post course information.  Please ensure you complete your feedback so we are able to continuously improve our training.

Organised by:

Adam Dobson (The Radicular Clinician)