Bridge the Gap in Spine Care

Self Paced. Online. Everything you need to know to bridge the gap in building a healthy spine.

This course is a part of the Bridge the Gap series where we dive into motion assessment of the spine, a process for regression/progression of movement and exercise towards meeting the intended goal - while having a guiding framework in place for testing to help the coach and clinician make safe and educated decisions when progressing their clients. You will learn testing protocols, exercise regressions and progressions, coaching cues, and practical strategies to incorporate.

Course Objectives

● Appreciate the Joint-by-Joint approach, Thomas Meyers Anatomy Trains, and biomechanical perspective of a multi-joint complex.

● Develop respect for the biomechanics, joint contributions, myofascial layerings that influence an individual’s performance and health

● Develop understanding of appropriate exercise progression along the rehabilitation and performance continuum.

● Develop understanding of the assessment process for necessary movement quality prior to introducing a client to high level fitness.

Instructional Methods

● Watching pre-recorded videos as primary method of instruction

● Reading digital material associated with each module

● Completing a quiz following the completion of the course to demonstrate understanding

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Overview

    2. Introduction to the Performance Continuum

    3. Factors of Human Performance

    4. What Does the Spine Do?

    5. Anatomy Review

    1. Intro Assessment and Pain Management

    2. Assessment Overview

    3. Thoracic Spine Assessment

    4. Thoracic Spine Early Motion and Assessment

    5. Thoracic Spine Manual Therapy and Exercise Treatment

    6. Hip Assessment

    7. Hip Manual Therapy Approach

    8. Lumbar Hands On Manual Therapy Approach

    9. Lumbar Manual Therapy Tool Options

    10. Early Movement Strategies

    1. Intro Determining the Movement Bias

    2. Coaching Early Movement

    3. Progressive Flexion Movement Assessment

    4. Progressive Extension Movement Assessment

    1. Intro Progressing Through the Flexion Movement Bias

    2. Flexion Bias Early Motion and Isometrics

    3. Flexion Bias Advanced Isometrics

    4. Flexion Bias Segmental Motion Development

    5. Flexion Bias Disassociation Progression

    6. Flexion Bias Isometric Test Advancement

    7. Loaded Carries and Advanced Flexion Bias Exercise

    1. Intro Progressing Through the Extension Movement Bias

    2. Early Extension Movement Progression

    3. Multifidi Development

    4. Early Isometric Testing Check

    5. Progressing From the Ground to Kneeling

    6. Advanced Isometrics and Testing

    7. Rolling Development

    8. Early Hinge Development - A Transition to Strength

    1. Intro Strength Development - Merging of the Bias and Intolerance

    2. Carry Development - Early Loading

    3. Squat Progression

    4. Hinge Progression

    5. Lunge Progression

    6. Single Leg Progression

    7. Functional Integration

    8. Turkish Get Up Progression

    9. Strength Testing - Moving on to Speed

About this course

  • $249.00
  • 70 lessons
  • 7.5 hours of video content

Impact Your Patients

Go Beyond What You Learned in School and Fill the Gaps Missing in Spine Care

CEU Approved