To update delegates on the most recent developments in function of the lumbar spine – specifically how it works and how it becomes injured, and how this is linked to pain sensitivity. This is to develop an evidence based foundation for clinical decision making.
To provide guidance in the application of this knowledge to the clinic, workplace, rehabilitation center, and sports field to reduce the risk of injury, optimize healing of the patient, and build ultimate back performance in the athlete.
To give practice and technique development with workshops throughout the day.
Restoring a painful back begins with a detailed assessment. McGill demonstrates and teaches pain provocation through mechanical and neurological approaches intended to reveal the cause of pain. The algorithm is based on branching logic. Delegates will hone their manual skills, together with clinical reasoning skills, work-shopping tests both on and off the exam table. This will lead to a precise diagnosis that forms the foundation for teaching the patient how to wind down their pain sensitivity. The second stage begins when pain is controlled, and the objectives shift to enhancing function and performance. This is a smaller more intimate course, primarily around the exam table.
This presentation synthesizes many research articles. Rather than provide an exhaustive list, the interested delegate is encouraged to see them at: www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~mcgill/
However, the information has been synthesized into a textbook (the science of back function, prevention of back troubles and stabilization exercise, together with assessment of the pained patient): McGill, S.M. (2016) Low Back Disorders: Evidence based prevention and rehabilitation – Third Edition, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign USA, 2016
While the textbook comes with access to many online videos, a DVD illustrating the Assessment and Therapeutic exercise techniques is also available: McGill, S.M. (2017) The Ultimate back: Assessment and therapeutic exercise, Sixth Edition
Registration | 08:30
Saturday | 18 May 2019 | 09:00 – 17:00