Lumbar Disc Injuries
Managing a lumbar disc injury in the clinic requires an understanding of the mechanics of flexion intolerance, appreciation for how the injury morphs over time, and how pain science flows with the process. This requires an approach that incorporates a functional toolbox, not just a structurally oriented viewpoint. Participants in this event will learn structural and functional assessment techniques to find the complaining disc before it produces neurological symptoms. Treatment strategies utilizing movement re-patterning exercises will help you teach patients to help themselves. Special attention will be paid to common exercises to avoid in the gym and rehab environment which frequently result in re-injury.
This course is a lecture/lab course. Please wear comfortable clothing you are able to move freely in. Exercise apparel is encouraged.
Dr Phillip Snell
Dr. Phillip Snell maintains a clinical practice in Portland, OR with focus in sports injury, rehabilitation and manual therapy. As adjunct faculty at University of Western States, he takes part in clinical education of chiropractic students and has participated in NIH funded research of chiropractic methods. Dr. Snell is also the creator and content manager of MyRehabExercise.com a service for clinicians to assist in incorporating corrective exercise into practice.
After Dr Snell suffered his own disc injury, he decided to put together a combination of rehab therapies to manage this often incredibly painful condition. Knowing that he had done most of the work himself to return to full function, he decided to empower patients to "fix their own backs" as well. He created a self-guided assessment and program for patients, found at FixYourOwnBack.com, coinciding with the development of a deeply scientific set of tools and principles for clinicians...The Clinical Companion to Fix Your Own Back.
The Clinical Companion to Fix Your Own Back
Sep 16-17, 2023