Perhaps the most common medical complaint in the world is back pain. Back pain can manifest suddenly, as the result of a fall or improperly lifting heavy objects. It can also stem from a chronic problem brought on by aging or a previous injury. Whatever be the cause, back pain can seriously hinder a patients ability to perform the most mundane of daily tasks.
One of the most effective methods for preventing back pain is exercise. The muscles that support the back benefit immensely from structured strengthening exercises. These strengthened muscles also positively impact balance and reduce the risk of falling.
This course begins with instruction on the principles of structural anatomy and the function of the spine before moving on to risk factors for injury. Participants gain an understanding of good posture and proper body mechanics when lifting to reduce risk of injury. Topics covered include strategies to prevent injury, exercises to avoid, core endurance assessment tests and a demonstration of Flexion Free sore exercises and advanced core exercises.
This Seminar-On-Demand is offered is 3 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 3||
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, MT/LMT, OT, OTA, PT, PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery|
- Bones and Landmarks: Vertebrae
- Intervertebral Disk
- Facet Joints & Ligaments
- Muscles of the Trunk
- Risk Factors
- Common Pathologies
- Prevention Strategies
- Risk: Factors, Assessment, Reduction
- Exercise Video Lab Demonstrations
- Advanced Core Exercises
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a Seminar-on-Demand video study on principles of structural anatomy and the function of the spine before moving on to risk factors for injury. Topics covered include strategies to prevent injury, exercises to avoid, core endurance assessment tests and a demonstration of Flexion Free sore exercises and advanced core exercises.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to
- Recognize the principles of structural anatomy and three functions of the spine.
- Identify trunk muscles and their function
- Identify four risk factors for injury to the lumbar spine.
- Recognize the possible effect of weak/tight muscles on the normal lordotic curve of the lumbar spine.
- Identify good posture and proper body mechanics when lifting to reduce risk of injury.
- List causes and symptoms of six common pathologies of the lumbar spine.
- Identify four strategies to prevent lumbar spine injury.
- Identify exercises to be avoided based on current clinical evidence.
- List two tests for assessment of core endurance.
- Identify appropriate exercises to prevent injury to the lumbar spine from a demonstration of eighteen Flexion Free core exercises and thirteen advanced core exercises.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.