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Stability and strengthening for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Using research in the clinical setting to prescribe the appropriate exercise from basic recruitment to intermediate level. This practical course is suitable for any practitioner interested in broadening their exercise repertoire.  Keeping the patient motivated and interested and strategies to ensure your patient stays committed to their program is a key focus of the course.

Topics include

  • The importance of assessing balance for cervical spine and lumbar pain
  • Using the oculomotor reflex to improve c/spine strength
  • Stability exercises for both the neck extensors and flexors
  • Techniques to downtrain upper trapezius and SCM
  • Using neural glides to identify distal influences of pain and using this to improve patient exercise compliance
  • Techniques to stretch and release lower limb phasic muscles

You will learn

  • Isometric cervical spine stability exercises
  • Thoracic spine stretches to treat rib pain
  • Cervical and thoracic spine stability and strengthening
  • How to progress from basic TA/PF stability exercises to functional exercise programming
  • Using perturbation to improve stability endurance
  • Varying stability exercises for different sports
  • Using basic gym equipment to progress stability exercises
  • 5 key tests essential to do prior to setting up a stability program
  • Key tests and appropriate exercises for typical postural patterns
  • Potential risk exercises for varying postural types
  • Refining an exercise program for hyper and hypomobility
  • Neural exercises for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Strategies and guidelines for setting up a program for your client

This is a 1.5 day practical course suitable for practitioners of any level of experience.

FREE: you will receive a copy of The Back Pain Handbook E-book when you enrol in this course.


Here’s what our students had to say…

“Fantastic amount of content, useful info and stimulates clinical reasoning” – Louise. Q

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