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