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Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy

Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy™ presents proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine. It provides a foundation that will guide you in selecting the most effective exercises for each client and integrating them into a complete program to offer the best possible care in back health. You will gain the practical knowledge to help you recognize and assess inappropriate movement patterns - whether caused by injury or simple day-to-day activity - and use a process of clinical decision making to determine which exercises to use in developing effective back care programs. Assessments of posture and muscle balance are highlighted, and foundational movements for development of core stability are introduced. Information on abdominal training, resistance apparatus, speed and power, and practical functional progressions will help your patients or clients increase back stability and enhance performance.

CEC NAFC: 2.00   

Price: $269.00

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  • Explain "back stability" and the scope of the problem of back pain.
  • Discuss the model of lumbar stabilization presented in the text.
  • Identify and explain the anatomical components and the biomechanics of the lumbar spine.
  • Identify and explain the stabilization mechanics of the lumbar spine.
  • Discuss the principles of muscle imbalance.
  • Discuss the relationship between posture and stability.
  • Identify and describe muscle balance tests.
  • Explain and demonstrate foundation movements.
  • List and explain the progression steps in stability training.
  • Explain and demonstrate exercises for building back fitness.
  • Define and apply functional training strategies.
  • Perform a preliminary client assessment.
  • Design a stability program based on needs analysis data and established program goals.

This certificate package with online test includes:

  • eBook version of the 360-page Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition book by Christopher Norris
  • 106-page workbook provided in PDF format.

Instructions for completing the 60-question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included. All course materials are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.