Lumbar Spine Rehabilitation

presented by Brian Krabak & Eric Fletcher

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The Lumbar Spine Rehabilitation Course is designed to increase your understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar spine. These 5 modules take you through core stability and neuromuscular control, the fundamentals of clinical assessment of the back and lower spine to increase your diagnostic skills. Learn about anatomy and pathology, in addition to the clinical assessment and multi-phase management, of lumbar radiculopathy. Better understand the mechanism of injury, treatment modalities and safe-to-return-to-sports strategies for young athletes suffering from lumbar spondylolysis. Finally, learn about the spine's degenerative continuum and lumbar pain in older individuals.

Meet Your Instructors

  • Brian Krabak, MD, MBA

    Brian Krabak, MD, MBA

    Dr. Krabak is a Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine specialist at the University of Washington Medical Center, focusing on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries and sports performance enhancement in youth and adult recreational to professional athletes. As a competitive athlete himself, Krabak understands the need to attain functional athletic goals and to return to sports after injury. Collaborating with patients, therapists, athletic trainers, and coaches, Dr. Krabak works to develop comprehensive programs to return athletes to competitive status as quickly as possible.

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  • Eric Fletcher, PT

    Eric Fletcher, PT

    Eric Fletcher is an Orthopedic Physical Therapist and managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy in Seattle, Washington. In addition to his role at Olympic PT, Eric is also a lecturer at the University of Washington in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Program. With specialties in acute and chronic orthopedic conditions, and an interest in the spine and its effects on the rest of the individual parts, as well as sports medicine and lower extremity biomechanics, Eric finds reward in keeping people active and doing what brings them joy and fulfillment in their lives.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

  1. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine

    1. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine

    The online learner will enhance his/her understanding of the anatomic and biomechanical components of core stability, the principles of neuromuscular control, and the motion of the lumbar spine and intervertebral discs.

  2. Fundamentals of Clinical Assessment

    2. Fundamentals of Clinical Assessment

    The online learner will expand his/her essential diagnostic skills; including, physical examination of the back and spine, functional assessment of core structures, and special neuromuscular testing.

  3. Lumbar Radiculopathy

    3. Lumbar Radiculopathy

    The online learner will expand his/her understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology underlying lumbar radiculopathy, and will update his/her knowledge of the clinical assessment and comprehensive multi-phase management of the condition.

  4. Lumbar Spondylolysis

    4. Lumbar Spondylolysis

    The online learner will enhance his/her understanding of the mechanism of injury associated with lumbar spondylolysis in the young athlete, and will update his/her knowledge of treatment modalities and safe-return-to-sports strategies.

  5. Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    5. Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    The online learner will enhance his/her understanding of the spine's degenerative continuum, the differential diagnosis of lumbar pain in the older individual, and treatment modalities for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis.