Dynamic Movement Training
Low Back & Pelvis
In this fun and thought-provoking course you'll observe, analyze and actively participate in movement-based exercises while learning new treatment strategies designed for immediate use at the clinic. This dynamic approach goes beyond strengthening muscles and emphasizes teaching Integrated Movement Patterns that simultaneously:
Due to the complex regional relationships in this area and the repetitive, unconscious nature of human movement, muscle stretching and strengthening alone does not guarantee success. Use the Dynamic Integrated Movement concepts in this course to improve patient compliance, outcomes and extrapolation to daily activities. Connecting the dots between exercise and ADLs is imperative for long lasting results!
This multi-media lab course features 7 hrs of video recorded labs, interspersed within the written material and separated by chapters. All videos are linked and easily accessible.
Physical Therapist, Author & Instructor
Introduction & The Basics
Professional Identity & Integrated Movement
Language & Science of Integrated Movement
Targets, Styles & Teaching Techniques
Chapter 2 Quiz
Pain Models, Parameters & Overview
Safety Reminders & Lab Outline
Chapter 3 Quiz
Types & Treatments of Low Back Pain
Common Lumbar AP Stressors
Observing Flexion Bias
Observing Extension Bias
First Exercise Trio
Second Exercise Trio & Summary
Chapter 4 Quiz
Rotation Related Low Back Pain
Pelvic Force Couples
Exercise Trio & Analysis
Chapter 5 Quiz
How the Thorax Influences the Low Back
First Exercise Pair & Analysis
Second Exercise Pair & Analysis
Chapter 6 Quiz
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
List 2 Phases of Motor Learning in which rehabilitation professionals play an important role when working with people with low back pain.
Define Regional Interdependence & Relative Flexibility--giving 2 examples of hip-lumbar relationships & 1 lumbar-thoracic relationship example.
Explain differences between Static Integration & Dynamic Integration exercises in terms of pelvic control & lumbar stabilzation.
List 3 Principles of Optimal Movement & give examples of common lumbar conditions resulting from sub-optimal movement or postural patterns.
Define Global & Differentiated movement/postural patterns and explain the importance of language specificity in a Movement Model of LBP.
Explain the importance of Internal Attentional Focus when working with chronic or degenerative low back pain patients.
List 4 integrated movement Teaching Strategies suggested by Motor Control Principles that make exercise "informational".
Define a Plevic Force Couple & explain its' relevance to Rotation-Related low back pain.
“"I'm only part way through this course but I am so impressed! It just makes so much sense. It's already helping my own body and my patients'. I feel like this is what I went to physical therapy school to learn but didn't and haven't been able to find since...until now! Thank you so much for making these courses available online. It is a nice format for me because I can spend a couple hours once or twice a week and mull it over while applying it to current patients before I take on more info. ”Jennifer C, PT
“Thank you for your time and commitment to the profession and the integrated movement practice approach. I really liked the movement perspective and other possible variations in relation to hip/pelvic/trunk control/dissociation. ”Carli K, PT
We Work Hard So You Don't Have To
This 12.2 hour online course has been approved and/or meets continuing education requirements as noted below.
- New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy
Approvals In Other States:
PT/PTA: *This course meets your board requirements - No pre-approval required: AL, CO (Cat 1), CT, GA, IA, KS, MO, MT (Cat A), ND (meets ND requirement for approved units), NE (10 hr max home study), NH, SC & WA.
PT/PTA: *Your board accepts courses approved by other state PT Boards/Associations: AK, AZ (Cat A), DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MO, MS, MT (Cat A), NC, OR (required examination included), PA, RI, SD, TN (Class 1, 10 hr max online), UT(Cat. II examination included, each hour equals 1.5 CEUs) , VA, VT, WI & WY.
*Please note that due to the changing nature of state requirements for continuing education, Therapeutic Movement Seminars suggests you contact your state licensing board or association for the most current information on continuing education, specific rules and regulations.
Multi-State Approved or Accepted
Once the course is purchased and accessed online, there are no refunds available.