The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with an overview of the principles of Lumbar Stabilization. The lecture format will introduce participants to the benefits of lumbar stabilization exercises and spinal stability for patients. Participants will review the role of certain musculature, patient classifications, and phases of exercise.
· Benefits of spinal stabilization
· Role of spinal muscles
At the completion of this course participants will be able to::
Describe the benefits of spinal stabilization
Describe proper exercises for initial and intermediate phase protocols
List the effects of specific muscles in spinal stabilization
Describe the role of patient classification in prescribing a spinal stabilization program
Dr. Christopher Proulx DC, MS, ATC, CSCS
Dr. Proulx is a clinical consultant at DJO, LLC in the Recovery Sciences division. He is also in private practice and consultant as a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and performance coordinator for individuals and athletic teams and adjunct assistant professor of research at New York Chiropractic College. He holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic, PhD candidate in Exercise Science, Master's of Science in Exercise Science, and a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Fitness, and is a PhD candidate in Exercise Science. Proulx has over 20 years of experience in sport and clinical science. He has over authored and co-authored several peer reviewed publications and has presented his work across the U.S., Central and South America, and Europe in many different venues. He has been a consultant to several manufacturers, clinicians, athletes, and coaches at all levels. Proulx is a licensed chiropractor, certified athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist.