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Therapeutic Modalities: Lumbar Spinal Stabilization
 • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
 • Occupational Therapist
 • Physical Therapist
 • Physical Therapy Asst
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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.
COURSE TOPICS: · Benefits of spinal stabilization · Role of spinal muscles · Indications Specific Exercises

AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of OT: Performance Skills, Client Factors
Course Objectives
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
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.

Contact hours pre-approved for:
  • 1.0 Hr (0.1 CEUs) for PT/PTAs, OT/COTAs, Chiropractor, DCs unless otherwise noted
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • CIAO is an IACET approved provider
  • CIAO is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this course
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (1 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the Texas Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov #1902009TX
  • This activity meets continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products,
  • or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE
  • 1.0 Hr PT/PTAs in AR, FL(CE17-439829, CE Broker#20-439829), IL, NM, NY,
  • 1.0 Hr PT/PTAs in OK(201703545), PA(PTCE010366), TX(1 CCU)
  • 1.0 Hr OT/COTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-439829)
Course meets requirements for:
  • PT/PTAs in AK, AL, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NH, NC,
  • ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
CIAO has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, the (organization name) has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, (organization name) is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
CIAO is regognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)
Mt. Airy, NC   Sep 2013
Excellent course with good instructor. Thank you CIAO.