Based on Dr Chris Norris’ book Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation (Bloomsbury, 2015) this 2 day course presents an evidence based program to safely and effectively manage low back injuries using exercise therapy. It introduces the 3R’s approach – a clinical framework to guide therapists and exercise professionals through the process of designing effective Back Rehab programmes (Norris, 2019).
A balance of theory and practice is used to provide a state-or-the-art approach to modern rehab. Lectures, practical demonstrations, partner work, and small group problem solving are all used to provide a stimulating, easy to follow course.
Learn the science, see the evidence, practice the techniques and expand your client management tools!
Suitable for therapists and exercise teachers of all types (Level 3 and above).
- Functional anatomy of the spine
- Lumbo-pelvic mechanics
- Mechanics of lifting
- Biopsychosocial approach to Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP)
- Pain science – what is it and when is it relevant?
- Posture evaluation an update – is posture important?
- Core stability – where are we now?
- The 3R’s approach – why & how
- Concepts in exercise therapy
- Teaching techniques for clinical clients
- Cueing (visual / tactile / auditory), adjustments,
- Optimal tissue loading & rehab planning
- Low back pain – not all in the tissues
- Exercise progression – from injury onset to return to work.
Further reading and references
Norris, C.M. (2008) Back Stability (2nd edition). Human Kinetics
Norris, C.M. (2015) The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation. Bloomsbury
Norris, C.M. (2019) Back rehabilitation – the 3R’s approach. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.