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Lumbar Spine: Injury Prevention
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 3
Registration Fee: $88
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of structural anatomy and function of the spine.
Identify trunk muscles and their function.
Identify four risk factors for injury to the lumbar spine.
Determine the possible effect of weak/tight muscles on the normal lordotic curve of the lumbar spine.
Demonstrate an understanding of 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.
Demonstrate knowledge of exercises to be avoided based on current clinical evidence.
Name two tests for assessment of core endurance.
Select appropriate exercises to prevent injury to the lumbar spine from a
demonstration of eighteen Flexion Free core exercises and thirteen advanced core exercises
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, Athletic Trainers
"Lumbar Spine: Injury Prevention" 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.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM