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. Clinicians will 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.
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- Introduction to the course.
- Statistics of lumbar injuries
- Trends in practice
- Anatomy and physiology review of the lumbar spine
- Risk Factors
- Common Pathologies
- Prevention Strategies
- Risk: Factors, Assessment, Reduction
- Exercise Video Lab Demonstrations
- Advanced Core Exercises
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the principles of structural anatomy and the function of the spine before moving on to risk factors for injury.
- 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.
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Contact Hours: 3 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, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Financial – Chad Hensel is employed by Marion Technical College and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU 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