The Complex Spine
Thoracic

The following points will be covered:

  • Revision of the relevant clinical anatomy
  • Common pathologies and their common findings in the thoracic spine:
    • pain/stiffness/posture/weakness
  • Targeted objective assessment
    • Thoracic posture measurement
    • When to refer (ie. red flags, more imaging, medication)
  • Addressing causative factors that contribute to thoracic pathology
    (ie. Stiffness, weakness, environmental)
  • Favourite Clinical Pilates and functional exercises 
    • Mobility Exercises
    • Postural awareness
    • Strengthening postural muscles
  • Home exercises to improve mobility/posture/strengthening 
  • Manual therapy techniques to assist recovery
  • Higher level exercises and return to sport
    • Understand when and how to progress programs (keep patients progressing/motivated)
    • Case study examples

The Complex Spine
Lumbar

The following points will be covered:

  • Revision of the relevant clinical anatomy
  • Common specific pathologies and their clinical signs in the lumbar spine
    • Disc pathology, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, radiculopathy, Modic changes
  • Why ‘disc compression’ is the enemy for successful patient outcomes
  • Building a direction specific program for the relevant pathology
  • Favourite Clinical Pilates and functional exercises 
    • Mobility Exercises
    • Core strength & motor control (trunk and hips)
  • Home exercises to compliment ‘in house’ Clinical Pilates programs
  • Setting program goals and reassessing baseline measures
  • Progressing programs to a higher level to continue challenging patients
  • Case study examples

The Grumbling Shoulder

The following points will be covered:

  • Patho-biological mechanisms for injury
  • Common pathologies and their signs & symptoms
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Subacromial impingement/bursitis
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Instabilities
    • AC joint problems
  • What to look for when assessing the shoulder
  • Involving medical intervention
    • When to image
    • When to refer for specialist opinion
  • How to safely structure an exercise program for strength and mobility gains
    • Clinical Pilates
    • Functional exercises
    • Home exercises (and gym)
  • Manual therapy techniques and dry needling
  • Prognostic indicators for successful outcomes
  • Progressing exercises towards end-stage rehab

The Difficult Gluteal Tendon

The following points will be covered:

  • Patho-biological mechanism for tendinopathy
  • How to settle pain in the early stages of management
    • Environmental changes and tips
    • Modifying current exercise loads to more appropriate levels
    • Early-stage gluteal activation exercises to settle pain
  • Manual therapy tips (and dry needling) to assist with pain management
  • Gluteal exercises: from start to finish (low to high level)
    • Clinical Pilates
    • Functional exercises
    • Band/gym exercises
  • Why it’s important to improve hip range for optimal outcome
  • Home exercises to help with pathology maintenance
  • The benefits of strengthening above and below the hip
    • Trunk/pelvic and leg strengthening
  • Returning to previous exercise levels without risk of flare-up

The following points will be covered:

  • Revision of the relevant clinical anatomy
  • Common patterns and pathologies of sporting injuries
  • How to recognise the unusual / more serious presentation
  • Targeted objective assessment techniques (and when to refer)
  • Selected manual therapy techniques for different regions of the spine
  • Addressing causative factors that contribute to spine pathology
    (ie. Stiffness, weakness, biomechanical, overload)
  • How to put together an exercise-based treatment (early stage)
  • Progressing rehabilitation exercises and programs for return to sport
    • Gym based (functional equipment, Clinical Pilates)
    • Home based
  • Return to sport and maintenance for injury prevention
    • End-stage exercise examples to keep patients progressing and motivated
    • Case study examples

The Sporting Spine


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