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.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- The prevalence of back pain in the US
- Benefits of exercise
- Discussion of biomechanics
- Discussion of neurological mechanisms
- Overview of pertinent muscles
- Upper body- core muscles
- Lower body- hip and leg muscles
- Static assessment
- Dynamic assessment
- Self myofascial release
- Discussion of static stretching
- Discussion of dynamic stretching
- Overview of additional soft tissues
- Common back issues
- Muscle activation
- Neuromuscular flexibility
- Strength and conditioning
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on exercises for prevention and recovery from back pain.
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.
- Cite common back injuries and conditions
- Recognize impact and effects on athletic and daily activities.
- Identify popular assessment protocols used by therapists and trainers
- Cite exercises and techniques in the contemporary approach to promoting back health.
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.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial – James Menz is owner of JGM Consultants, LLC and receives a salary. He receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.