Lumbar Spine Rehabilitation – Part 1: The influence of injury, pain & pathology on exercise program design

This clinically relevant workshop has been designed to increase the knowledge of exercise scientists and exercise physiologists who currently work with or have an interest in working with individuals with a history of low back pain. 
Low back pain is not just a single entity on its own and understanding more about the vast range of clinical presentations. It is important for the exercise scientist to ensure that they minimise the risk of harm when prescribing exercises for people with lower back pain – whether specifically to assist in their rehabilitation or understanding it as a co-morbity when targeting another health issue. 

This workshop has been designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of participants on a range of common spinal conditions. It will review and explore components of anatomy, biomechanics, motion and control. It will cover the pathophysiology of presentations such as discal derangement, spondylolysthesis, sacroiliac joint strains, neural impingement, spinal stenosis and the Issues of hypo and hypermobility and the effects of pain on the motor system. One of the key purposes of this course will be to assist attendees to utilise this review of biomechanics and pathophysiology into clinical applications whereby they can better understand the rationale behind safe exercise selection for clients with a wide range of spinal presentations.
Presented by Donna McCook
Donna McCook is qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist with 27 years of clinical experience and ongoing education in both areas. 

Donna is a Director at Core Healthcare Group, and has been a key part of the business’ development over the past 10 years. The business has expanded in that time through SEQ to 18 clinical sites and over 40 staff. She works full time in this role as a clinician, and as a mentor to clinical staff. Her speciality clinically is low back pain, pre and post op spinal and shoulder rehabilitation and pain management. 

Donna had completed post graduate studies in both clinically applied exercise science and physiotherapy and has years of experience conducting and developing lectures, seminars and workshops in the arenas of health and fitness internationally. Donna’s post graduate research has focused on the changes in muscle activity in the lumbar and abdominal muscles in people with low back pain. 

Donna is the Managing director of MedFit – Medically Focused Fitness, through which this is her 11th year of developing, designing and presenting clinically relevant workshops and seminars for health and fitness professionals.
Member: $275.00 + GST
Non-Member: $275.00 + GST

Early bird Discount : reduces to $250 + GST if registered and paid  more than 1 month prior to the course date. 

Townsville: 6 April 2019
Sydney: 8 June 2019
Perth: 13 June 2019
Adelaide: 27 July 2019

Contact details
Donna McCook
MedFit Pty Ltd