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Integrated Back Rehabilitation—Regression to Progression Course

By: Chuck Wolf, MS

Historically, back care and rehabilitation strategies have focused on corrective exercises that engage the lower back in isolation and in one plane of motion. The lower back is greatly dependent upon the proper functioning of the feet, pelvis, thoracic spine and shoulder girdle. This course will explore these interrelationships and create strategies to improve and strengthen motion throughout the entire movement chain. Trainers will learn how to develop a tri-plane approach to lower-back health by blending traditional exercises and progressing to integrated movements.

  1. Learn how the lower extremity affects the upper extremity and the importance of training them together.
  2. Learn the 6 Flexibility Highways.
  3. Understand the concept that the site of the injury is not the mechanism of the injury itself.
  4. Discuss chain reaction biomechanics and their impact on the lumbar spine.
  5. Develop strategies to blend traditional exercise with functional integrated movement patterns as they apply to prevention and corrective exercise for low back pain.
  6. Understand how limitations can create compensations which lead to sub-optimal performance and possible injury.
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