Motor Control & Sensorimotor Training for Pain And Injury Rehab in the Lumbar Spine
Back pain can be caused by trauma but frequently it is insidious, recurrent and an ongoing problem for many people. Research has identified a sub-group of people with low back pain who have poor control of movement in the lumbar spine and have deficits in their sensory awareness of their lumbo-pelvic region. These people move more at the lumbar spine than at the hips and it is commonly the uncontrolled movements of the spine and pelvis that provoke their pathology and mechanical pain.
This course will provide participants with skills to diagnose movement control deficits in the lumbo-pelvic region that relate to their functional pain. Movement control starts with specific non functional movements and progresses through movement patterns into function. Sensory awareness is retrained using strategies such as two point discrimination and tactility. Specific muscles with a stability role are facilitated and activated in order to retrain low threshold activation and motor control. Muscle tone problems can be corrected by treating primitive reflexes and this will be discussed. This is a very practical and applicable course with a significant hands-on content and participants are advised to bring appropriate practical clothing.
The participant will be equipped to:
- Make an accurate diagnosis of movement control deficits in the lumbar spine.
- Be able to assess for specific motor control deficits in the lumbar spine relating to local and global muscle activation in the control of segmental translation and control of functional lumbo-pelvic movement.
- Understand why a patient can have a very strong core and still experience mechanical lumbar pain.
- Relate motor control deficits to possible causative factors such as articular or myofascial restrictions, fatigue of stability muscles, poor sensory awareness.
- Be aware of other factors contributing to motor control deficits such as sensory processing problems and the presence of remnant primitive reflexes.
- Integrate motor control training into a comprehensive clinical reasoning framework.
MOTOR CONTROL & SENSORIMOTOR TRAINING FOR PAIN AND INJURY REHAB IN THE LUMBAR SPINE
TWO DAY PRACTICAL COURSE
Venue & Date TBC
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PLEASE NOTE: all courses are charged for in New Zealand Dollars (NZ$)