Become a Back Pain Management and Recovery Specialist

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Level 5 Lower Back Pain Management Qualification

Lower back pain can be a horribly debilitating experience, especially for individuals who are recovering from an injury or suffer from a deteriorating condition. As a qualified Level 5 Lower Back Pain specialist, you will play a vital role in your client’s pain management and recovery process with the creation of fun and rewarding programmes. 

This will help empower your client to overcome their back pain, requiring you to assess their posture, movement range and muscle imbalances, all of which will be studied in the course!

This Level 5 qualification will also increase your employment opportunities, setting you apart from other PTs.

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Course Length:

10 Weeks (Average)


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Platinum Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Speciality Course of Your Choice
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  • Level 4 Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Diabetes Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
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Around 80% of adults experience some form of back pain during the course of their lives. In a bid to minimise pain, many sufferers become inactive which leads to further conditions such as obesity.

The Level 5 Lower Back Pain qualification is therefore essential for the modern-day fitness professional in order to keep their clients fit and healthy.

Course Length: This course takes an average of 10 weeks to complete.

Entry Requirements: Students must be aged 16+ and hold a Level 4 Personal Trainer or Level 4 Exercise Referral qualification.

Accreditations: Awarded by Focus Awards and endorsed by CIMSPA

Cost: €799 which includes all registration and examination fees and unlimited free exam resits.

Offer & Payment Options: This course can be paid through monthly instalments with 0% finance.

What You’ll Qualify With: After completing your Lower Back Pain qualification you will receive:

  • Focus Awards Level 5 Certificate in Exercise For Managing Lower Back Pain (RQF)
  • 10 CIMSPA points

How You'll Learn

Your Level 5 Lower Back Pain course is taught exclusively online and built around case studies, worksheets, and interactive resources. These can be completed at your own pace, around any of your pre-existing commitments, and are designed to ensure that your learning experience is both engaging and informative. 

Any questions or queries regarding your qualification can be directed to our team of expert tutors, who are on hand 7 days a week via phone, email, or our chatbox feature.

To receive your Level 5 LBP certificate, you’ll have to pass a series of online assessments and one practical assessment by attending one of our training centres.

These assessments are broken down into the following sections: 

  • Online coursework, assignments and quizzes at the end of each module

      (Pass required for each section)

  • Practical assessment on delivering a programme for a lower back pain client 

      (Pass required)

Careers & Progression: 

After completing your Lower Back Pain course, you can provide this specialist service to existing clients, as well as those who have been referred to your practice by physiotherapists or chiropractors. 

Many gyms also look to employ personal trainers who hold this qualification, opening up the door for a lucrative career in both contracted and freelance occupations. 

Career Support 

Even after your qualification has ended, OriGym's post-course support team will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to ensure your future success. 

This includes securing you a guaranteed job interview following your graduation, in addition to analysing and distributing our CV to relevant partners throughout the industry.

Those who are looking to become self-employed can also receive specialised business advice, in areas such as marketing to guarantee your future success. 

Progression Routes

After finishing your course, you may choose to complete additional specialised training to expand your existing knowledge. This can include areas such as Level 5 Obesity & Diabetes and Level 5 Advanced Nutrition.

Throughout this advanced Level 5 Lower Back Pain Management course, you will improve your skills, knowledge and experience in helping those suffering from the condition. This will require you to study modules such as:

Identifying Types of Lower Back Pain

You will learn about the various classifications of lower back pain, their prevalence in the general population and how to identify which type of pain clients are suffering from using specialised exercise guidelines.

How Lower Back Pain Develops

During this module, you’ll discover how back problems are aggravated by poor lifestyle habits and exercise form. In addition to learning about the effects of anatomical and neurological factors, such as the signs and symptoms of structural injuries.

Planning Exercises for Clients with Lower Back Pain

This module will inform how you deliver tailored workouts that help clients to improve their health and wellbeing, regardless of the back problems they’re encountering.

Delivering Exercise for Clients with Lower Back Pain

Learn how to motivate and support your clients whilst they’re recovering from their back problems. This module will also teach you how to factor in posture, movement and weight-bearing sensitivity when delivering LBP to your clients.

Yes, as with all our fitness courses, the Level 5 Lower Back Pain qualification is awarded by Focus Awards and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Every student has access to our award-nominated courses through our custom-made learning platform, regardless of the type of study they undertake.

To help with your learning, our platform has a range of resources such as:

  • Interactive quizzes and assessments
  • eBooks
  • Lectures and informational videos
  • Instructional guides

During your study, you’ll also have access 7 days a week to our tutor support team who will provide specific guidance. 

Tutors can be contacted by chatbox, email, or over the phone to assist you with any issues or questions.

Students are required to complete a series of assessments to gain a Level 5 Lower Back Pain certificate. The course will end with a final practical assessment at one of our training venues in Dublin.

To complete the course, students are required to pass the following assessments:

  • Assignments, online coursework, and quizzes at the end of each module.
  • Practical assessments on delivering programmes to clients with lower back pain.

For one, having specialist knowledge in managing back pain means you’ll be able to charge higher rates for your personal training by combining it with this service. You will also retain clients who require both lower back pain services and personal training over a longer period of time.

Alternatively, you may choose to follow a new career path, taking referrals from physiotherapists, GPs, chiropractors, and massage therapists.

We offer a range of flexible study options to suit the needs of our students, whether they want to study full-time, part-time, or entirely online. Should you require them, we also offer unlimited resits for no extra charge.

Our student success rate speaks for itself, with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on over 2,000 Trustpilot reviews. With 94% of our reviewers awarding us 5 stars, you can trust you’ll be satisfied completing your Level 5 LBP Course with us.

As our qualifications are also internationally recognised and renowned, you can find employment and career opportunities not only across Ireland, but all around the world!


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After having a long-term passion for fitness and having built up her fitness Instagram page (@angfitpt) following to nearly 60k, Angel was getting messages constantly regarding her routines and workout posts. She decided to enrol onto OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and since has also started her Advanced Nutrition Qualification to offer her followers expert, qualified advice. 

Before I started the course, I was a lover of the gym, but unsure where I wanted to take my career. I was at university studying something I couldn’t see myself doing. That was until I found OriGym. I wanted to do the course so I could learn more about a passion of mine and eventually turn it into a career. I wanted the knowledge to turn my passion into my day to day life. I am now going to start working in a gym as a personal trainer, building my own business and hopefully continue to study around the subject too. I’m excited for what the future holds!

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Jessica is a track sprint cyclist specialising in the keirin and has represented her country at the Asian Games and recent 2020 Olympics. Jessica choose OriGym to study her Personal Training course and specialist Level 5 in Nutrition course after being recommended by friends.

From a sports background I have always been passionate about sport, for every elite athlete passing on knowledge and expertise is a good continuum from what I've already achieved. Although this is starting something new, it's also building on something that I already have. 

I reached out to friends who have done similar courses and OriGym was mentioned as the course to go to. After I enquired, Michelle called the next day and was really organic and genuine in our conversations, whereas other providers sent a generic email where I still had to do more research myself.

As an olympian a mission is to always pass on experience and knowledge. I'd look to eventually have my own company and client base to really pass on my passion and maybe even help create a new olympian in the future!

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As a mother of three children after spending the past nine years building her career as a solicitor, Heather made the decision to follow a life-long passion for health, wellness and fitness, and pursue a career as a personal trainer.

Studying part-time with OriGym to fit around family and work, I achieved my Level 3 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Training qualifications. I found OriGym’s courses to be fantastically structured and well organised, and my tutor Andy Tsang was brilliant - he taught me so much!

After graduating I started my fitness business with the sole purpose of empowering women, both physically and mentally. My business has now been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Breakthrough Personal Trainer’ category at Northern Ireland’s Health & Fitness Awards 2019 - I am so thrilled! I am very grateful to OriGym for giving me such a great foundation to launch my business from.

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Before OriGym Ramnik was facing redundancy after a 10-year career. With an existing interest in health and fitness, Ramnik knew a role helping others to reach their goals would suit his personality and ambition. Searching online, he signed up to the Level 3 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Trainer course

I absolutely made the right decision to choose OriGym! I’m very grateful for their continued support and their amazing tutors. They are really encouraging, helping to build your confidence to succeed. OriGym’s approach to flexibility encouraged me to study in my own time through online assessments and tutorials. Perfect for a busy parent juggling responsibilities.

My career since has gone from strength to strength. I set up my own brand whilst studying, creating a home-based studio where I train my clients. I also work as a Group Fitness Instructor, have set up my own HIIT fitness event and work with local academies encouraging children to enjoy exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.


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