Lumbar spine Rehabilitation – Part 3. Assessing Injury adaptations and understanding Rehab implications

This clinically relevant workshop is a 2 day course designed for exercise physiologists and exercise scientists who are interested in / or are involved in exercise program design for people with lower back pain. This course has been written by, and is presented by Donna McCook who has over 27 years of clinical experience working as a therapist who focuses on spinal biomechanics, motion, control, and the analysis of complex problems in people with persistent back pain problems that have failed conservative or generic treatment approaches. This knowledge and clinical expertise is integrated into the course – with am aim of truly bridging the links between the professional areas of physiotherapy and exercise physiology.

This workshop integrates detailed elements of clinical assessment to identify abnormalities in motion, muscle function – including strength, length and control. Integration with the hip and the SIJ is also brought into this course in order to better understand the links in objective observations and the clinical reasoning required to bring it all together.

Moving beyond building your assessment tools, this then will assist you in exercise program design focusing on recognizing and correcting adaptive patterns that may not be optimal for function. You will gain a better understanding in exercise prioritization, and sequencing that will achieve optimal results for the individuals you work with.

The knowledge gained in this course should also assist in inter-professional integration with both medical and health practitioners in the care of individuals with lower back pain.

This course builds on the knowledge from the Lumbar Spine Part 1 and Part 2, but takes the level of understanding exercise specificity to a higher level. It can be completed separate t the Spinal Rehab Parts 1 and 2, but completing either of these prior to (or following) will enhance knowledge for participants that have a clinical interest in back pain rehabilitation.    This clinically relevant workshop is a 2 day course designed for exercise physiologists and exercise scientists who are interested in / or are involved in exercise program design for people with lower back pain.

In order to understand the changes that may be present with lower back pain or injury, the therapists needs to have a thorough understanding of “normal” – patterns of motion, ranges of motion, muscle strength, core stability, lumbo-pelvic functioning etc.,

This workshop has been designed to assist therapists in their assessment process to determine where an individual’s deficit may be, interpret these findings relative to the presentation, and prioritize them in exercise selection in order to achieve optimal, safe results.

The knowledge gained in this course should also assist in inter-professional integration with both medical and health practitioners in the care of individuals with lower back pain.

This course builds on the knowledge from the Lumbar Spine Part 1 and Part 2, but takes the level of understanding exercise specificity to a higher level. It can be completed separate t the Spinal Rehab Parts 1 and 2, but completing either of these prior to (or following) will enhance knowledge for participants that have a clinical interest in back pain rehabilitation.                                                                    

Presented by Donna McCook
Donna McCook is a qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist with over 27 years of clinical experience and ongoing education in both fields. She holds postgraduate qualifications in both areas.

Donna is a Director at Core Healthcare Group and has been an integral part of the business’ growth and expansion in South East Queensland over the past 8 years. Donna continues to work as a clinician and specializes in lower back and shoulder rehabilitation, including pre and postoperative complex presentations.     

Donna has completed postgraduate research in the field of low back pain, focusing on changes in muscular activity that occurs in the presence of pain.

Under the business name of MedFit’s (Medically Focused Fitness), Donna has been conducting training courses for 10 years covering a range of health and musculoskeletal conditions. She continues to work on development, design and delivery of clinically relevant workshops and seminars for health and fitness professionals and has a regular following of Exercise Physiologists with a large number having attended every course released.                                                   

Cost
Member: $550.00 + GST

Non-Member: $550.00 + GST

Early Bird Special: 10% Early Bird Discounts available up to 45 days prior to course for members. ($495 + GST)

Schedule
Sydney: 23 - 24 March 2019
Melbourne: 25 - 26 May 2019
Gold Coast: 29 - 30 June 2019
 
ESSA CPD Points
15

Contact details
Donna McCook
MedFit Pty Ltd
W: www.medfit.com.au
E: donna@medfit.com.au

Additional Information                                
Email Donna Directly  – donna@medfit.com.au for further information and registration forms. NB – places are strictly limited.