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MH~05 - Back Pain Management

Duration: ±4 Hours | Course Code: MH~05 | Cost From: R 300.00 (US$ 20) per person

There are several causes of Back Pain other than that caused from a direct injury, that result in spraining, straining and otherwise damaging the back through over-exertion, bad posture, lack of exercise, sudden movements, tension and stress, incorrect load lifting and carrying techniques and excessive inactivity. Cartoon 3

Back Pain is the second most common ailment that people suffer from, second only to Headaches. It is also the leading cause (nearly 50%) of absenteeism from work, and the problem is it is difficult to diagnose and hard to treat.

Most back Pain can however be managed by changing some postures when at work, play and at home, and by doing regular, gentle exercises.

In this short Course, we discuss generally what causes Back Pain, and how to manage it to get some relief.


  1. to be fully aware of and able to understand the common causes of Back pain and Back discomfort
  2. to understand the different effects of posture and the necessity for exercise and changes to living style
  3. to be able to manage your Back pains if and when they do occur through regulated exercises and changes in postures

Target Audience

All persons, especially adults who suffer from back pain as a result of sitting and standing excessively. This course is NOT intended for those with back pain as a result of physical injury/ operations etc.

Learning Outcomes

NOTE: This module is not intended to give specific Medical Knowledge. It is an Awareness Module through which certain symptoms can be better understood, and working conditions changed as necessary

Scope & Requirements

Learners need access to the internet, an email address and ability to read, write and converse in English


R 300 per person
$ 20 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

No liability is taken for any additional back injuries caused as a result of the exercises specified in the module.

Duration: ±4 Hours
Course Code: MH~05

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