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 Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Course Overview

    • Introduction to the Performance Continuum

    • Factors of Human Performance

    • What Does the Spine Do?

    • Anatomy Review

  2. 2
    • Intro Assessment and Pain Management

    • Assessment Overview

    • Thoracic Spine Assessment

    • Thoracic Spine Early Motion and Assessment

    • Thoracic Spine Manual Therapy and Exercise Treatment

    • Hip Assessment

    • Hip Manual Therapy Approach

    • Lumbar Hands On Manual Therapy Approach

    • Lumbar Manual Therapy Tool Options

    • Early Movement Strategies

  3. 3
    • Intro Determining the Movement Bias

    • Coaching Early Movement

    • Progressive Flexion Movement Assessment

    • Progressive Extension Movement Assessment

  4. 4
    • Intro Progressing Through the Flexion Movement Bias

    • Flexion Bias Early Motion and Isometrics

    • Flexion Bias Advanced Isometrics

    • Flexion Bias Segmental Motion Development

    • Flexion Bias Disassociation Progression

    • Flexion Bias Isometric Test Advancement

    • Loaded Carries and Advanced Flexion Bias Exercise

  5. 5
    • Intro Progressing Through the Extension Movement Bias

    • Early Extension Movement Progression

    • Multifidi Development

    • Early Isometric Testing Check

    • Progressing From the Ground to Kneeling

    • Advanced Isometrics and Testing

    • Rolling Development

    • Early Hinge Development - A Transition to Strength

  6. 6
    • Intro Strength Development - Merging of the Bias and Intolerance

    • Carry Development - Early Loading

    • Squat Progression

    • Hinge Progression

    • Lunge Progression

    • Single Leg Progression

    • Functional Integration

    • Turkish Get Up Progression

    • Strength Testing - Moving on to Speed

  7. 7
    • Intro Speed and Impact Development

    • Dynamic Warm Up

    • Form Running Progression

    • Stationary Medball Drills

    • Medball Throws and Slams

    • Two Arm Kettlebell Swing Progression

    • One Arm Kettlebell Swing Progression

    • Speed Testing - Moving on to Sport Progression

    • Concluding Summary

  8. 8
    • Kinetic Linking and Efficiency

    • Conditioning Programming

  9. 9
    • Evidence

    • Spine Directional Bias

    • Spine Extension Bias

    • Extension Stability Coaching Interventions

    • Spine Flexion Motion Assessment

    • Spine Flexion Basic Motion Coaching Interventions

    • Spine Flexion / Extension Advanced Motion Assessment

    • Spine Flexion Bias

    • Spine Flexion Stability Coaching Interventions

    • Bulletproof Spine Intervention Guide

    • Spine Mobility Assessment

    • Spine Strength - Speed - Power: Coaching Interventions

    • Spine Strength - Speed - Power: Assessment

    • Performance Continuum - Spine

  10. 10
    • Untitled quiz

    • Course Evaluation

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