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Sahrmann Lectureship- “Evidence for the Role of Movement in the Assessment and Management  of People with Low Back Pain”

4444 Forest Park Ave, Room 1235

Join us for the 2017 Shirley Sahrmann Lectureship

“Evidence for the Role of Movement in the Assessment and Management  of People with Low Back Pain”

Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, September 29, 2017
4444 Forest Park Avenue, Room 1235
St. Louis, MO 63118

3:00-4:30 p.m.  Presentation followed by commentary and questions with Dr. Sahrmann
4:30-5:00 p.m.  Reception

Linda Van Dillen, P.T., Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A., is a Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.  She is also Associate Director of Research in the Program in Physical Therapy. Her  research interests are in the understanding of how sensory-motor, psychosocial and activity/work demand factors interact to contribute to the development and course of musculoskeletal pain problems, in particular, spinal pain conditions. She is also interested in how these factors contribute to activity and participation limitations. Her research uses both clinical, laboratory and image-based methods. She has been a recipient of federal and non-federal funds for her research work in the area of musculoskeletal pain conditions. She has served as a consultant to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Service and to the Program for the Advancement of the UAW-Ford On-Site Rehabilitation Centers in collaboration with faculty at Johns Hopkins University.   Her research has been published in a range of rehabilitation, orthopaedic and spine-related peer reviewed journals.   She has served on a number of scientific review panels, including the Scientific Review Committee for the Foundation for Physical Therapy and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Van Dillen has been an invited speaker at several national and international scientific meetings such as at the 9th International World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain and the 5th Annual Meeting of the Lumbar Spine Research Society.