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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.

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  •  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

Course Content
This 3-hour 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.

Upcoming Dates:
05th July 2014 (Sunday, 2pm to 5pm)
7th February 2015 (Saturday, 10am to 1pm)

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