- Update delegates on the most recent developments in clinical biomechanics of the lumbar spine – how it works and becomes injured. This is to support an evidence-informed approach to clinical decision-making
- Provide guidance in the application of this foundation of knowledge to the clinic, workplace, rehabilitation centre, and training facility. This is to reduce the risk of injury, optimize health outcomes, and enhance performance.
- Enhance skill and technique in client assessment and corrective/therapeutic and performance-enhancing exercise prescription
Building the foundation reviews and builds on the scientific foundation of lumbar spine function and mechanisms of injury, which enables you to parse science from myth. Anatomical, biomechanical, and motor control perspectives are provided to support an evidence-informed clinical approach. The postures, movements, and loads of the lumbar spine that cause pain and injury, and make them worse, are key components discussed. Lecture.
Interpreting patient presentation (part 1) enhances your ability to identify aberrant movement patterns and accurately interpret provocative tests by considering the foundational perspectives. Lecture.
Focus group. Participate in an open-forum group discussion where delegates can share their experiences as health care practitioners, identify and address the challenges of keeping up-to-date with current research developments relevant to their practice, and provide insight on how they would like to collaborate with researchers in the future. RED will facilitate this group discussion. Interactive group discussion.
Interpreting patient presentation (part 2) enhances your ability to identify aberrant movement patterns and accurately interpret provocative tests by considering the foundational perspectives. Practical.
Preventing and rehabilitating low back disorders integrates the elements of the scientific foundation and patient presentation into practical clinical tools. These clinical strategies will optimize rehabilitation programs – introducing ways to remove the cause of back pain and progressions of corrective exercise therapies. Spine loads, muscle activation patterns, and spine stability influence these low back pain prevention and rehabilitation techniques. Lecture and practical.
Training and performance. After establishing optimal movement patterns, advanced progressions from stability to endurance to strength, speed, power, and agility are provided from Dr. McGill’s work with professional athletes. Lecture and practical.