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Back Exercise Online CE Exam With Ebook

Back Exercise Online CE Exam With Ebook

Stabilize, Mobilize, and Reduce Pain

$110.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Back Exercise ebook
    • Online continuing education exam
    Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, but only a few have the resolve to seek answers and find relief. Back Exercise: Stabilize, Mobilize, and Reduce Pain explores the anatomy and movement of the spine and offers exercises that will prepare you to help your clients move—and feel—better.

    Back Exercise goes beyond exercise and rehabilitation to help you understand the why behind spinal conditions and back pain. Throughout the ebook, unique clay models of the spine reveal each layer of the spinal anatomy, from the spinal vertebrae and discs to the muscle and tissue. These engaging full-color photos make it easy to visualize the structure and biomechanics of the spine and uncover the sources of pain.

    You’ll be guided through an evaluation of back health with a self-assessment you can use with your clients. Using only the floor, a wall, and a camera, you can check pain response to several simple exercises and identify postural deviations and muscular imbalances.

    Once you’ve assessed back mobility, the ebook features 60 exercises—complete with instructions and safety tips—that help stabilize, strengthen, and rehabilitate the spine. Create foundational stability for the spine, extend range of motion, and relieve pain with exercises that build strength, mobility, and flexibility in the back.

    Finally, Back Exercise explores five common spinal conditions: nonspecific low back pain, disc bulge and herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, and spinal surgeries such as spinal fusion. Six months’ worth of tailored exercise plans are presented for each condition, offering a safe progression of exercises to improve mobility, increase stability, and reduce pain.

    After reading the ebook, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Identify the anatomy of the spine, including the distinct sections of the vertebral column.
    • Discuss the scope of practice for personal trainers working with clients experiencing acute or chronic pain.
    • Explain how exercise can reduce low back pain.
    • Describe the muscles responsible for stabilizing the spine.
    • Explain how an exercise program can help reduce low back pain while improving overall movement efficiency.
    • Demonstrate how to perform exercises that can enhance spinal stability while reducing low back pain.
    • Explain a progressively challenging exercise program with appropriate adjustments for volume and intensity.
    • Demonstrate exercises that can enhance the strength of the spine.
    • Explain which exercises may be contraindicated (avoided) due to a specific preexisting injury or postural distortion.
    • Identify conditions that can affect the normal structure and function of the spine.


    Personal trainers, group exercise instructors, athletic trainers, and other certified fitness professionals.
    Part I. The Spinal Unit
    Chapter 1. Anatomy of the Spine
    Chapter 2. Spinal Stability Training
    Chapter 3. Assess Yourself

    Part II. Exercises
    Chapter 4. Supine and Prone Exercises
    Chapter 5. Quadruped, Seated, and Standing Exercises
    Chapter 6. Mobility and Flexibility Exercises

    Part III. Common Conditions
    Chapter 7. Nonspecific Low Back Pain
    Chapter 8. Disc Bulge and Herniation
    Chapter 9. Spondylolisthesis
    Chapter 10. Stenosis
    Chapter 11. Spinal Surgeries
    Brian Richey is a personal trainer, educator, and industry leader in the fields of medical exercise and corrective exercise. His unique approach to managing clients’ medical conditions through exercise has helped thousands move better, stand taller, and exercise without pain.

    Brian earned his BS in kinesiology and exercise science from the University of Hawaii. He has multiple certifications from the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Professionals: Medical Exercise Program Director, Medical Exercise Specialist, and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist. He is a faculty educator and master instructor with Balanced Body.

    Brian brings his knowledge in medical exercise, corrective exercise, and integrated movement to the masses through lectures and workshops, both in person and online. He is based in Washington, D.C., where he proudly owns and operates Fit 4 Life DC.

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