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Most people probably have suffered lower back pain at least once in their live before and 50% of the people who had lower back pain will have further episodes. Studies have already proven that exercise can help to prevent lower back pain. During this workshop, you will be exposed to major anatomical, physiological, and skeletal and risk factors of lower back pain. Learn how to demonstrate, explain, spot some of the most common exercises used for strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise for clients with low-back pain. You will also learn how to explain the particular health concerns and contraindications for exercise for lower back pain. Design exercise programmes for clients with lower back pain.

What’s this course about?

This course covers the scope of lower back pain, provides historical perspectives and problems of the spine, the physiology and pathology, risk factors and symptoms of lumbar disk injuries, muscle strains, other acute and chronic lower back pain and sciatica. The course also reviews testing recommendations and anticipated responses as well as exercise recommendations including movement and exercise guidelines, contraindications, cardiovascular and resistance training, range of motion and how to put these all together into appropriate exercise programs. Finally, the course examines ADL precautions and injury prevention as well as how to monitor progress in your clients’ condition.

Who will benefit?

Fitness enthusiast, gym instructor, fitness instructor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, physical education personnel and general public

What’s covered?

  • Describe the benefits of exercise for the lower back
  • Describe the major anatomical, physiological, skeletal and risk factors of lower back pain
  • Explain, demonstrate and instruct some of the most common exercises used for stability, mobility and strength training for clients with low-back pain
  • Explain the particular health concerns and contraindications for exercise for lower back pain
  • Design exercise programs for clients with lower back pain

Learning materials

TCLBP Manual



What to wear?

Sports attire

What to bring?

Stationary, clothes to change

Course duration

3 hours

Class capacity

Minimum of 8 pax and maximum of 24


Exercise experience

Grading criteria



Upon completion of the workshop, you will be awarded Training Client with Lower Back Pain certificate of attendance.

CEC points

ACE 0.6 CECs

Fitness Educator

Dr. Kavitha Mahadevan –  MBBS, ACE AHFS-CPT

Dr. Kavitha Mahadevan, a medical practitioner in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) is currently pursuing her masters in the field of Sports Medicine. She obtained the ACE PT in the year 2010 and Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist (AHFS) in the year 2012. Her job scope as a candidate in the Sports Medicine field includes diagnosing and managing sports related injuries among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Also fitness testing and exercise prescription among normal and special population. Dr. Kavitha has been involved in providing medical coverage in various international and local sporting events that are held in Malaysia. She delivers preparation courses & continuing education courses for international fitness certifications like American Council on Exercise. She has a special interest in the field of exercise in pregnancy and is currently conducting a research in UMMC on the topic of belief and behaviours of exercise in pregnancy among pregnant ladies. Dr. Kavitha, a Yoga practitioner and fitness enthusiast believes that exercise is the key management as a primary and secondary prevention of medical disorders. In other words, Exercise is Medicine.

Fees & Upcoming Dates

Course Fee

RM 615

*Sign up 4 ‘Training Clients with Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes Mellitus and Lower Back Pain‘ together for special bundle fee!* RM 1,039 (SAVE RM 420)

Upcoming Dates
04 October 2015 (Sunday, 10am to 1pm)


Fees are inclusive of GST 6%


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