DescriptionWith the ongoing opioid epidemic, the importance of effective non-opioid treatment of neck and back pain is essential. In this lecture/lab educational activity, learn the importance of motor control and balance for persons with neck and back pain; how to palpate core spinal musculature; look for common muscle substitutions (including diaphragmatic breathing); give correct cues to your patients; and coach your patients in exercise progression with the stabilizer for biofeedback.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes for hands-on labs.
Class size is limited; register early!
Snow Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Occupational Therapists & Assistants; Physical Therapists & Assistants
- Diagnose musculoskeletal instability
- Identify and palpate local and global muscle systems of the spine
- Retrain and restore control in the deep stabilizers statically and dynamically
- Train coordination of breathing, local, and global muscles during functional tasks
- Kate R. Hoppensteadt, MSPT, MMPT, COMT
18AH018 - Spinal Stabilization Exercises: Getting to the 'Core' of Neck and Back Pain
2/9 8:30 AM–3:45 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.6 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
6.000 Contact Hours
Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 6.00 Contact Hours. Full attendance is required.
6.000 NCBPTE Contact Hours
MAHEC, as part of the NCAHEC system, is a NCBPTE-approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy. NCBPTE 6.0 contact hours.