Course Description

Course Description:

This course identifies some of the major causes of back pain, which affects over 80% of American adults at some time. Attendees will enhance their understanding of crucial structures related to the spine and gain a deeper knowledge of conditions which contribute to back issues, and some of the major pathologies which impede spinal health.

The course arms the trainer/therapist with a comprehensive approach to assisting clients which will include research and experience based techniques shown to be effective at restoring and preserving optimum function of the back.

Contact Hours: 4
Webinar Course Format: Webinar
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Accreditation Information:

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Course Outline:

Hour 1

  • The prevalence of back pain in the US
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Discussion of biomechanics
  • Discussion of neurological mechanisms

Hour 2

  • Overview of pertinent muscles
  • Upper body- core muscles
  • Lower body- hip and leg muscles

Hour 3

  • Static assessment
  • Dynamic assessment
  • Self myofascial release
  • Discussion of static stretching
  • Discussion of dynamic stretching

Hour 4

  • Overview of additional soft tissues
  • Common back issues
  • Muscle activation
  • Neuromuscular flexibility
  • Strength and conditioning

Course Goals & Objectives:

Course Goals:

This course is intended to instruct the professional on exercises for prevention and recovery from back pain.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize major terms of biomechanics
  • Identify several factors known to substantially increase risk of back injury
  • Identify the agonist, antagonist and synergists involved in common back movements.
  • Select common back injuries and conditions
  • Recognize impact and effects on athletic and daily activities.
  • Identify popular assessment protocols used by therapists and trainers
  • Identify exercises and techniques in the contemporary approach to promoting back health.



A webinar is LIVE INTERACTIVE audio and video course delivered over the Internet to your computer. With a HomeCEU webinar, you are able to see, hear and interactive with the course presenter. In many courses, demonstrative video will be used to further enhance your learning experience. All content used in the presentation will also be made available to you for your personal use (PowerPoint Slides, Reference Materials etc.).

Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant

Instructional Level: Advanced

Criteria for Completion: The successful completion of a post course examination is required to receive credit for your webinar participation.  A score of 70% or higher is required.  You will have additional attempts to pass the examination should it be needed.

PLEASE NOTE:  All webinar exams MUST be successfully completed by midnight Central Standard Time on the day of the webinar broadcast.

Personnel Disclosure:

Financial – James Menz is employed by the University of Delaware and receives a salary. He receives payment from Colibri Healthcare, LLC for the presentation of this course.

Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.

Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact us by email or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.


James G. Menz, MS, LMT, CSCS

James Menz is the owner of JGM Consultants, LLC. where he constructs and provides approved continuing education courses for allied health professionals. Currently, he serves as an approved provider for New Jersey and Pennsylvania public school teachers, nurses, athletic trainers, and personal trainers through NSCA, NATA and ACE.

James also serves as an adjunct Professor at Cumberland County College, in NJ, where he created and instructed certification level courses in massage therapy and personal fitness training. James developed  and hosted information sessions that were open to the public. He instructs courses in nutrition and health care careers, which are delivered in traditional, online and hybrid formats.

James earned his Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from California University in Pennsylvania, as well as his Post Master's certification in Rehabilitation Science.

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