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GEN-C Presents: Spinal Discs: Increasing Capacity via Load Application

Course Date

Start: 11th September 2021
End: 11th September 2022


Course Location

Online
Online, England


Course Description

It is well accepted that muscles, tendons, bones and articular cartilage adapt to mechanical loads. Unfortunately, low back pain patients are taught to reduce loads by “protecting” the spine. This comes in the forms of “proper” lifting, sitting and sleeping. Emerging evidence, however, is demonstrating that less loads result in more degeneration and graded exposure to load results in less degeneration. This peripheral adaptation will be discussed alongside the psychosocial aspects of increased exposure to loads.

5 Key Learning Outcomes:

1. After the presentation, participants will be able to implement 3 different graded loading exercises for the low back

2. After the presentation, participants will be able to communicate the risks and benefits of protecting vs. loading the spine

3. After the presentation, participants will be able to describe how the spinal discs respond to load vs protection

4. After the presentation, participants will be able to manage patient concerns and fear avoidance behaviours

5. After the presentation, participants will be able to differentiate the need for loading vs protecting, depending on the patient presentation

Speaker: 

Kevin Maggs DC has been in private practice in the USA for 24 years. Over those years he has also served as an instructor for Active Release Techniques (2012-2021), a speaker and director of the USA division of The Running Clinic (2015-2021), consultant and onsite healthcare director for Rev3 Triathlon series pro triathletes (2009-2013) and as an expert witness for various chiropractic litigation cases. He has also been invited and presented internationally on various topics for physical therapy and chiropractic conferences and continuing education platforms.


Website

https://www.genchiro.org/collections


Course Credits

1.5


Course Contact Name

Peter Werth


Course Contact Email

Peter.Werth@chiropracticaustralia.org.au