Physiotherapy Courses

  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

Lumbo-Pelvic Movement Patterns & Muscle Imbalance:  Functional Mechanisms Rehab

Location: Halifax

Dates: Friday, June 01, 2018 - Sunday, June 03, 2018

Lumbo-Pelvic Movement Patterns & Muscle Imbalance:   Functional Mechanisms Rehab

Course Sponsor/Host: SMARTERehab
Location: Halifax
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $580
Registration Form: Download Form


The most common problem in mechanical low back pain is the person's movement pattern. They habitually move their lower back into too much compared to their hips which provokes their pathology and pain. With appropriate sub-classification, cognitively controlling movement patterns is more effective than general exercise, strength and various "core exercises".

Movement as a Clinical Reasoning Tool: Other models do not consider the true underlying mechanisms. These need to be considered in rehab or many people will not progress or quickly plateau. Targeting these will allow you to be much more effective with whatever skills you already have! Treatment and progression will also be faster. These are discussed and numerous examples demonstrated during the practical sessions.

This course will provide participants with skills in assessing movement and sub-classifying movement pattern control deficits that will relate to the functional movements that provoke the patient’s symptoms.  Rehabilitation strategies will provide a logical and functional based starting point with directions for progression. A universal clinical problem solving model is given to iron out real-life difficulties. 

Original Research (one example):

Normal movement develops during infancy with primitive and postural reflexes.  If it is not learned properly it frequently results in extremely poor movement. We will show you a simple way to screen for this and easy rehab to show how movement patterns quickly change with a primitive reflex inhibition strategy or a postural reflex facilitation for this subgroup of  patients.

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