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Lumbar Stability Through Regional Mobility

Therapy Network Seminars

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   1.5
Registration Fee:   $52

Identify tri-plane mobility restrictions of the lower extremities and spine. Identify the direct and indirect relationships between regional movement dysfunction and lumbar spine dysfunction. Increase your understanding of lumbar spine biomechanics during gait, running, lunging, squatting, and other primary physical skills related to athletic participation and competition. Identify functional mobility exercise that is at the same time isolated from and integrated with the low back. Identify proper application of resistance to support functional improvement without isolation to the lumbar spine.

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes
An email confirmation with a link and details on how to join the webinar will be sent upon receipt of tuition.

Principles of human movement applied to the lumbar spine. Traditional versus functional applications of treatment techniques - Functional Spectrum. Assessment strategies - global versus local. Integration of neuromusculoskeletal structures. Treatment application (strategies) - load management.

In all of life we face functional challenges on varying levels, regardless of our performance goals. From active retiree to competitive athlete, the lumbar spine acts as a crossroads for force attenuation and force transmission. When problems arise with the mechanisms of this force negotiation, degenerative, and/or acute, tissue changes frequently occur. Many local tissue pathologies can be identified, often with referral and radicular comorbidities. These pathologies, however, may not constitute faulty mechanics of force attenuation or transmission. The real question is what causes problems in those shock absorbing mechanics. A deeper look at the client’s global ability to manage physical forces may reveal more pertinent treatment directions to facilitate better lumbar function and healing. This course will take a deeper, global look at the functional performance body areas that are proximal and distal to the lumbar spine, the dysfunctional performance of these areas, and a treatment approach that manages these dysfunctions as a primary strategy for creating functional lumbar stability. Through a close look at biomechanics relative to gravity, and the reactive properties of the surrounding soft tissues, the learner will gain a greater working knowledge of regional relationships throughout the body that pose threats to the function of the lumbar spine. Examples of global functional evaluation, treatment and training for improved force attenuation of the lumbar spine, as well as reduced probability of degeneration will be given.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 8:00PM 9:30PM