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 Degenerative 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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