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Framework for the Lower Back: A 6-Step Plan for a Healthy Lower Back 2nd Edition

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.4 CECs , ACSM 4.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

In this online course based on the popular book by Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, FrameWork for the Lower Back: A 6-Step Plan for a Healthy Lower Back, 2nd Edition, you will learn why lower-back pain is a top health concern for many Americans today. Discover a step-by-step program for safely starting, maintaining and building a lifestyle and exercise routine designed to promote optimum spine function and health. You will also gain an understanding of performing pre-exercise screens and how to provide individualized exercise advice for reducing pain and fortifying the muscles, joints and bones of the lower back.

You will learn:

  • Explain and debunk common myths about back pain
  • List frequently reported back conditions and injuries
  • Discuss factors that contribute to low-back pain
  • Explain the importance of exercise and physical activity in functional and pain-reduction programs for the back
  • Perform a self-check test that identifies weak links in the chain of wellness
  • Discuss common approaches and procedures used to treat individuals with diseases, injuries and conditions of the back
  • Explain four levels of progressive exercise specific to improving back health


This course is included in our Orthopedic Exercise Specialty Certification.
Learn more about how you can become a specialist. »


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