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Low Back Disorders 3rd Edition Online CE Course With Print Book

Low Back Disorders 3rd Edition Online CE Course With Print Book

Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation

$334.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Third Edition, book
    • Online video clips
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam
    Low Back Disorders, Third Edition Online CE Course, guides learners through assessment and treatment of low back pain, providing evidence-based research on the best methods of rehabilitation and prevention of future injury. This course contains all of the essential tools for those who work with clients and patients who have low back maladies.

    Based on the third edition of Low Back Disorders by internationally recognized low back specialist Stuart McGill, this course presents the research and applications of back anatomy and biomechanics to build effective prevention and rehabilitation programs. Strong foundational information on anatomy and injury mechanisms guides learners through the essential functions of the structures of the low back and related tissues, and common misconceptions about pain and discomfort are addressed and corrected. The course provides detailed insights into performing injury assessment with an extensive set of tests and accompanying instructions, plus exercises and guidance for developing individualized rehabilitation strategies. In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, it provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free.

    This book features more than 500 photos, graphs, and charts on anatomy, biomechanics, and assessments. Supplementing the practical checklists and step-by-step instructions for 50 tests and exercises are online video clips showcasing various exercises and assessments in action. The study guide offers a course syllabus, chapter objectives, and end-of-chapter learning activities.

    Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Discuss some of the debatable issues regarding low back pain and its treatment.
    • Explain the risk factors associated with low back disorders.
    • Understand the normal and injury mechanics of the lumbar spine.
    • Identify important functional anatomy of the lumbar spine and its relation to injury mechanics.
    • Educate clients in prevention strategies to reduce the risk of low back injury.
    • Understand the importance of scientifically based decision making in the evaluation and treatment of low back disorders.
    • Develop an exercise program that includes safe lumbar stabilization exercises and be able to modify and progress the exercises.


    A continuing education course for physical and occupational therapists, sport and orthopedic physicians, rehabilitation specialists, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
    Part I. Scientific Foundation

    Chapter 1. Introduction to the Issues and Scientific Approach Unique to This Book
    Legislative Landscape: The Unfortunate Adverse Impact on Painful Backs
    Deficiencies in Current Diagnostic Practices
    Inadequacies in Current Care and Prevention
    Mechanical Loading and the Process of Injury: A Low Back Tissue Injury Primer
    Excellent Clinicians and Excellent Practice
    Unique Scientific Foundation of This Book
    In Vitro Lab
    In Vivo Lab
    A Final Note

    Chapter 2. Epidemiological Studies and What They Really Mean
    Influence of Randomized Controlled Trials and Other Epidemiological Approaches
    Misunderstandings of Epidemiology
    Multidimensional Links Among Biomechanical, Psychosocial, and Personal Variables
    Are Biomechanical Variables and Psychosocial Variables Distinct?
    How Do Biomechanical Factors Affect LBD?
    Links Between Personal Factors and LBD
    Studies of Exercise Intervention
    Practical Application: What the Evidence Supports
    What Works Clinically
    A Final Note

    Chapter 3. Functional Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine
    Anatomy Trains
    Basic Neural Structure
    Vascular Anatomy
    Sacroiliac Joints
    Intervertebral Disc
    Lumbodorsal Fascia (LDF)
    Quick Review of the Pelvis, Hips, and Related Musculature
    Clinically Relevant Aspects of Pain and Anatomic Structure
    A Final Note

    Chapter 4. Normal and Injury Mechanics of the Lumbar Spine
    Kinematic Properties of the Thoracolumbar Spine
    Kinetics and Normal Lumbar Spine Mechanics
    Dubious Lifting Mechanisms
    Other Important Mechanisms of Normal Spine Mechanics
    Injury Mechanisms
    Biomechanical and Physiological Changes Following Injury
    A Final Note

    Chapter 5. Myths and Realities of Lumbar Spine Stability
    Why Spine Stability Is Important for Everyone
    Stability: A Qualitative Analogy
    Quantitative Foundation of Stability
    Stability Myths, Facts, and Clinical Implications
    A Final Note

    Part II. Injury Prevention

    Chapter 6. LBD Risk Assessment
    Brief Review of the Risk Factors for LBD
    NIOSH Approach to Risk Assessment
    Snook Psychophysical Approach
    Lumbar Motion Monitor (LMM)
    Biological Signal–Driven Model Approaches
    A Final Note

    Chapter 7. Reducing the Risk of Low Back Injury
    Lessons From the Literature
    LBD Prevention for Workers
    The Question of Back Belts
    LBD Prevention for Employers
    Injury Prevention Primer
    A Note for Consultants
    Reducing the Risk in Athletes
    A Final Note

    Part III. Low Back Rehabilitation

    Chapter 8. Building Better Rehabilitation Programs for Low Back Injuries
    Pain-Reducing Mechanisms of Exercise
    Five-Stage Back Training Program
    Finding the Best Approach
    Stages of Patient Progression
    Guidelines for Developing the Best Exercise Regimen
    A Final Note

    Chapter 9. Evaluating the Patient
    Most Crucial Element in Evaluation
    First Clinician–Patient Meeting
    Assessing Posture and Movement Quality
    Some Provocation Tests
    Some Functional Screens
    Testing Muscle Endurance
    A Final Note

    Chapter 10. Developing the Exercise Program
    Philosophy of Low Back Exercise Design
    Clinical Wisdom
    Thoughts on Mobility
    Identifying Safe and Effective Exercises
    Beginner’s Program for Pain Control and Stabilization
    Exercises That May Be Used in a Stabilization Program
    Special Conditions
    A Final Note

    Chapter 11. Advanced Exercises
    Safely Increasing Challenges
    Occupational and Athletic Work Hardening
    A Final Note

    Handouts for Patients or Clients
    Stuart McGill, PhD, is a professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and a world-renowned lecturer and expert in spine function, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. He has written more than 300 scientific publications on lumbar function, mechanisms of low back injury, investigation of rehabilitation programs matched to specific categories of back pain patients, and the formulation of work-related injury avoidance strategies. He has received several awards for his work, including the Volvo Bioengineering Award for Low Back Pain Research from Sweden.

    McGill has been an invited lecturer at many universities and delivered more than 300 addresses to societies around the world. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on assessment and reduction of the risk of low back injury to government agencies, corporations, professional athletes and teams, and legal firms. He is one of the few scientists who, in addition to performing research, is regularly requested by the medical profession to consult with challenging patients from around the world.

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