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Scientific Back Training, 2nd Ed.

This comprehensive correspondence course is intended for serious strength and conditioning specialists, rehabilitation specialists and personal trainers. The course reviews and analyzes the biomechanical intricacies of stabilization exercises as a necessary prerequisite to general strengthening of torso musculature for patients, the general public and athletes. This information is essential for preventing repetitive stress disorders that lead to injury. The synergistic interaction of muscle groups in performing complex frontal, transverse and sagittal plane movements are explained and assessments practiced. Technique flaws, harmful to spinal structures, that encourage postural degeneration are exposed, addressed and countermanded to reestablish optimal function. Phase 1, 2 and 3 spinal rehabilitation, stabilization and strength exercises are demonstrated, with variations and detailed technical cues. In this course you will learn: • How the functional anatomy of the torso, extremities and inner and outer unit relationships relate to spinal health. • The biomechanical intricacies of trunk stabilization and the importance of strong back stabilization. • How to use a control system approach as part of a comprehensive, holistic program for prevention and resolution of back pain. • How to perform a joint range of motion assessment on the lower extremities and how joint restriction effects squat technique. • How to apply principles of functional anatomy when selecting stretches and exercises for preventing and alleviating back pain. • Proper exercise technique, exercise selection, order of application and exercise modifications for effective program development.

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