Learn to integrate the current evidence and cutting edge functional rehab exercise methods in management of lumbar disc injury.
Managing a lumbar disc injury in the clinic requires an understanding of the mechanics of flexion intolerance. This requires an approach that incorporates a functional toolbox, not just a structurally oriented viewpoint. Participants in this event will learn structural and functional assessment techniques to find the complaining disc before it produces neurological symptoms. Treatment strategies utilizing movement re-patterning exercises will help you teach patients to help themselves. Special attention will be paid to common exercises to avoid in the gym and rehab environment which frequently result in re-injury.
Additional Info: Hours of the course: 9am to 5pm on day 1 and 9-3pm on day 2 (two day course)
12 hrs CEU’s will be available for Physical Therapists and Chiropractors in most locations, but availability may depend on course location.
This course is a lecture/lab course. Please wear comfortable clothing you are able to move freely in. Exercise apparel is encouraged.
(This course is for licensed physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, osteopaths, etc. Personal trainers and bodyworkers may attend only with waiver obtained directly from Dr. Snell)
- 1. Recognize the effectiveness of exercise interventions in managing this serious and common type of spine presentation.
- 2. Learn to integrate current pain neuroscience into management of chronic back pain.
- 3. Recognizing the continuum of flexion related structural injury.
- 4. Differentiating the injured disc vs. other commonly presenting back injuries.
- 5. Developing familiarity with specific exercise interventions to manage pain.
- 6. Train hip dissociation by improving spine stabilization using Prague School and U of Waterloo derived principles.
- 7. Integrate Joint by Joint Approach to spare the spine by improving mobility in the hip and T-sp.
- 8. Safe ways to build strength in the recovering flexion-injured spine.
- 9. How to build agility in the injured spine to avoid re-injury with rapid movements.
- 10. When to add power exercise into the rehab programs.
- 11. Sport specific considerations in rehab of the flexion-intolerant back.
- 12. Histochemical associations between painful vs. non-painful herniated discs.