LDR is now Zimmer Biomet

Training for Sales Professionals

Welcome to the Spine Academy, in operation since May 2005, and formally named in 2012. At the Spine Academy, we create and nurture spine experts by offering a host of educational programs to meet the needs of sales professionals. Our programs span the range of live interactive classes, field training programs, and newly launched this year, online distance learning. With over thirty programs available, we educate more than 100 sales professionals annually. We believe that to sell innovative products, one must be a spine expert.

Level One Training

The Spine Academy delivers comprehensive live training classes in Austin, Texas approximately seven times each year. These classes are a total of five days in length and are open to all contracted distributors and their
sales representatives, as well as direct sales consultants and managers.

Topics covered include

  • Spine 101 – Anatomy, Biomechanics, Pathology, Surgical Techniques
  • Comprehensive training for all our Products
  • Surgeon taught film reading

Sales professionals may choose the products and topics for which they require training and attend only those days. This training class is a must for any sales professionals new to spinal surgery, but is also highly recommended to ALL distributors and representatives that can make their way to Austin, in order to get the most comprehensive training we offer. Successful completion of this class, or the equivalent, is required to receive hospital competency verification letters. Sales professionals that cannot travel to Austin to complete a Level One training class must be trained via successful completion of required online courses, as well as live field training by a qualified trainer.


For any questions on this, please contact your local Regional Sales Manager or email salestraining@ldrspine.com.