All Medical Screening units include Unit 1: Introduction.  You need to complete this only once.

In this unit we cover:
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal tumours
  • Cauda equina and AAA
  • Metabolic bone lesions
  • Radiculopathy / Stenosis
  • Visceral / Vascular
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Clinical Reference Sheets

Learning Activities:
  • Slide handout
  • Video presentation (38 minutes)

Learning Outcomes:

  • List the mechanical, vascular, visceral, infective, rheumatologic and neoplastic causes of lumbopelvic & thoracic symptoms.
  • Discuss traumatic injuries and associated pathology.
  • List red flag indicators of serious pathology and discuss referral prioritisation and pathways.  

Study Time:
Approx. 1 hour


Instructor Dr Jack Miller


Dr. Miller completed his BSc in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. He then spent six years in New Zealand where he completed the Post-Graduate Diploma of Manipulative Therapy in 1984 being the first non-New Zealander to do so. During this program he had the opportunity to be directly mentored by both Robin McKenzie and Brian Mulligan. On returning to Canada, he went on to complete a Masters of Clinical Science at Western University in London and a Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine in the USA.

Jack has been the senior editor of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Journal, an executive member of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA, the President of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy, a member of the CPA Specialization accreditation committee, the conference chair for IFOMPT 2012, and a founding member of the Mulligan Concept Teacher’s Association.

He has presented at conferences internationally, published research articles in peer-reviewed journals, multiple textbook chapters and taught high level, evidence-based manual therapy courses internationally since 1990.

Jack holds an academic teaching position at the University of Toronto is a co-director of Key Clinical Skills and works clinically as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist triaging for fluoroscopy-guided spine injections procedures.