This presentation examines the evidence for the application of core stabilising exercise in the treatment and management of low back pain. It examines popular beliefs held by clinicians about core stabilising exercise and low back pain and whether these notions are supported in the literature. The use of “bracing” and “abdominal hollowing” manoeuvres in core stabilising exercise will be examined and guidelines for their application to different patient sub-groups presented. The theoretical basis underlying core stabilising exercise is applied clinically through case studies for 3 low back pain patients with vastly differing clinical presentations. The presentation concludes with a summary of the clinical guidelines for the use of core stabilising exercise for patients with low back pain.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 21 August 2014.
Presented by Dr John Booth
Dr John Booth (PhD) is a clinical Exercise Physiologist and credentialed McKenzie Therapist practicing in the area of musculoskeletal pain and injury. His primary area of clinical practice is spinal pain and injury and the treatment and management of patients with persisting pain. He is the principal of RehWork Rehabilitation and Consultancy, a multidisciplinary pain clinic in Wollongong New South Wales. John is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, the University of New South Wales. His teaching and clinical supervision is focused on developing contemporary clinical skills in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and persisting pain. John is also a clinical educator presenting ongoing education courses for clinicians practicing in the area of spinal pain and injury and persisting pain. His current research is concerned with the impact of acute exercise and exercise training on specific measures of pain sensitivity, function and psychosocial status in patients with persisting pain.
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