Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy
$199.00 – $269.00
This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:
|ACSM 20.0||BCRPA 20.0||BOC Category A 8.00|
|CPTN 7.0||HFPA 2.0||ISSA 20.0|
|KIPS 2.0||NAFC 2.0||NASM 1.9|
|NASN 2.0||NETA 20.0||NFPT 2.0|
|NSCA 1.6||PTA Global 20.0||SFA 2.0|
|WITS 16.0||YMCA 20.0|
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 8.0 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 8.00 Category A hours/CEUs.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 – December 2020). Providership # 817430
Pricing and Format Options For This Program:
Electronic Format with HK eBook :
$269.00 December Special $215.00
Buy your own textbook: $199.00
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- Course Objectives
- Course Materials
- Table of Contents
- Return Policy
- Additional Information
- Evaluations Prior 2018
The Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy™ home study continuing education course is offered to you in a distance-learning format, providing a logical progression from initial concepts to clinical applications. The text introduces the problems of back pain and instability and provides an explanation of spinal anatomy, movements, and the physics of lifting. A discussion follows of the basic skills required for developing stability. Assessments of posture and muscle balance are highlighted, and foundational movements for development of core stability are introduced. After covering the basics, the text moves into more practical applications by presenting progressive exercises and basic equipment used for developing greater stability. Information on abdominal training, resistance apparatus, speed and power, and practical functional progressions will help your patients or clients increase back stability and enhance performance. Finally, real-life patient examples illustrate how to structure a full back stability program.
Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.
Explain “back stability” and the scope of the problem of back pain.
Discuss the model of lumbar stabilization presented in the text.
Identify and explain the anatomical components and the biomechanics of the lumbar spine.
Identify and explain the stabilization mechanics of the lumbar spine.
Discuss the principles of muscle imbalance.
Discuss the relationship between posture and stability.
Identify and describe muscle balance tests.
Explain and demonstrate foundation movements.
List and explain the progression steps in stability training.
Explain and demonstrate exercises for building back fitness.
Define and apply functional training strategies.
Perform a preliminary client assessment.
Design a stability program based on needs analysis data and established program goals.
Electronic format — Back Stability: Integrating Science and TherapyTM certificate package with online test includes the eBook version of the 360-page Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition book by Christopher Norris (accessed through Adobe Air* with instructions for downloading Adobe Air) and a 106-page workbook provided in PDF format. Instructions for completing the multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.
Table of Contents
Part I. Conceptual Foundation
Chapter 1. What Is Back Stability
Chapter 2. Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 3. Stabilization Mechanisms of the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 4. Principles of Muscle Imbalance
Part II. Establishing Stability
Chapter 5. Posture
Chapter 6. Muscle Balance Tests
Chapter 7. Foundation Movements
Part III. Progressing Stability Training
Chapter 8. Limb Loading
Chapter 9. Unstable Base
Chapter 10. Gym Ball
Chapter 11. Foam Rollers
Part IV. Building Back Fitness
Chapter 12. Faults With Traditional Abdominal Training
Chapter 13. Abdominal Training Using Stability Concepts
Chapter 14. Resistance Training for Core Strength
Chapter 15. Speed and Power in Core Training
Chapter 16. Functional Training
Part V. Clinical Application
Chapter 17. Preliminary Client Assessment
Chapter 18. Designing the Program
Chapter 19. Case History Illustrations
If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued.
Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.
Evaluations Prior 2018
|Submission Date||First Name||Last Name||Enter the certification organization(s) for which you are seeking credits:||Promotional materials were accurate and complete.||Administrative instructions were complete and understandable.||The course content met my expectations.||How will you apply the content of this course to your work?||What recommendations and/or general comments do you have?||How did you hear about this course?||Would you recommend this course to a friend?|
|March 29, 2018||Sarah||Miskell||NASM||Disagree||Strongly Agree||Neutral||I will use this content for both myself and my husband to have better back health. also to encourage better back health in clients||the textbook was missing several crucial images and charts||NASM website||No|
|February 2, 2018||JAckie||Ross||NCCPT||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Back stability is the base of all exercise and daily function. Amazing what I learned!||NCCPT last year but now not on their CEU choices||Yes|
|December 28, 2017||Bryan||Regar||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes||Pictures in the text did not always appear.||NSCA website||Yes|
|December 27, 2017||Matthew||Sipniewski||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will apply the material in personal back stability programs, as well as in aiding clients to maintain/improve back stability.||none - great course||Internet||Yes|
|December 11, 2017||Matthew||Taylor||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||treating patients||nnone||internet||Yes|
|November 30, 2017||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|November 26, 2017||CSCS||Agree||Agree||Agree||Include the knowledge in my treatment plans for chronic lumbar pain patients and progress with some of the exercises for return to work programs.||Give more time for the exam. There is a lot of content and even after significant reading and studying it was hard to finish in time.||Taken previous courses through this sight||Yes|
|November 9, 2017||APTA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Neutral|
|November 3, 2017||NSCA (CSCS)||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will apply it to my current and future clients in my practice - both from a preventative and a rehabilitative perspective. I am also applying it to my own lower back stability||I couldn't access all visual materials e.g. diagrams, in the back stability text||Through the NSCA||Yes|
|September 29, 2017||NSCA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||exercises prescription for LBP patients||Great course||NSCA||Yes|
|September 29, 2017||CPTN||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree|
|September 21, 2017||NASM||Strongly Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||I will use many of the exercises displayed and build my clients programs around improving back stability||No recommendations. Everything was great.||Through NASM||Yes|
|September 6, 2017||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|August 28, 2017||NSCA / CSCS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Training my clients||Great course.||NSCA||Yes|
|August 20, 2017||NATA, NSCA||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|July 3, 2017||ACE||Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|June 15, 2017||ISSA||Agree||Agree||Agree||I will use my new found knowledge of back stability to help improve my clients stability, posture, and overall function, and also seek out more clients who may be in need of back rehabilitation.||The course was very informative and in-depth.||Through the ISSA continuing education program.||Yes|
|June 11, 2017||B.C.R.P.A.||Agree||Agree||Agree||some videos of the exercises would be helpful||Yes|
|May 20, 2017||NASM||Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||Both in my Personal Training and my Nursing.||IT needs to be easier.||NASM||Yes|
|May 11, 2017||NASM||Strongly Agree||nasm website||Yes|
|March 7, 2017||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I'm a certified medical exercise specialist with ACE and work with clients on posture and pain management||Keep up the good work. Well done.||Online||Yes|
|February 24, 2017||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will apply the content of this course first to myself and later to my clients in the work place.||It took a lot of time looking through my settings to be able to download my work book. This was the only part I greatly disliked. It was time consuming working toward downloading my work book.||I researched it online.||Yes|
|January 29, 2017||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|November 20, 2016||NSCA||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|September 19, 2016||National Strength and Conditioning Assoc||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I am a physical therapist who works with active duty military. These principles are used for low back rehab in my clinic||great course at your own pace||NSCA.com||Yes|
|September 5, 2016||BCRPA||Agree||Neutral||Strongly Agree||Link on BCRPA website|
|September 3, 2016||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||RECERTIFICATION AND HABDS ON TRAINING||ADVISE TRAINERS AND PROFESSIONALS ALIKE TO TAKE SUCH COURSES||PT ON THE NET||Yes|
|August 13, 2016||NASM||Strongly Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|July 11, 2016||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Use for rehabilitation of my chronic pain physical therapy clients||none||from NSCA recommended course listing||Yes|
|June 25, 2016||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Make new back stability programs for clients with lower back issues||Yes|
|March 26, 2016||ISSA||Agree||Agree||Agree||I will use this class as continuing education for my Certified Fitness Trainer license as well as apply it to clients I have that are experiencing back issues.||I would like to have a physical copy of the book rather than an online version||ISSA website||Yes|
|February 4, 2016||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Already have with my personal training clients. We have been practicing pelvic tilts and abdominal hollowing a lot. 🙂||Weight training section was very simple for personal trainers. Maybe something more advanced with cables and kettlebells etc.||Another Trainer||Yes|
|January 13, 2016||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||More than half of the clients I have worked with in my ten years of training have complained of some form of back pain during our time together. Now I have a wealth of information to identify and safely address these issues on an individual basis||None||On the website||Yes|
|December 31, 2015||NATA BOC||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||in evaluation and correction of spinal instability, pain and weakness. Apply it to prevention programs for athletic teams||online book was hard to read in columns||Yes|
|December 29, 2015||NATABOC||Strongly Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|December 28, 2015||NATA BOC||Strongly Disagree||Strongly Disagree||Strongly Disagree||Yes|
|December 21, 2015||ACSM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|December 13, 2015||Issa||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||assissting my clients with back problems||it was harder than I anticipated||aahf.info||Yes|
|October 28, 2015||WITS||Agree||Agree||Agree||absolutely||This course would be so much more useful to have in print due to the numerous exercises in the digital version.||found it on my own||Yes|
|October 10, 2015||ISSA||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Yes|
|September 16, 2015||NASM||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree|
|September 4, 2015||ACSM, NASM||Strongly Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||I am already using it with clients||Yes|
|July 13, 2015||ISSA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Clients with Back Pain||Excellent Course with extremely useful information||ISSA Website|
|June 30, 2015||NASM||Neutral||Strongly Agree||Agree||I am glad that I purchased the textbook in addition to the online course material (which didn't download on my old computer FYI - grrrr)|
because it's a great resource - especially with so many clients and family members having back issues these days.
|Please advise me on a recertification unit more moderate in difficulty and easier to access and |
to study for next time. I have passed two AAHF "easy" refresher unit (Kid and Sr Fit) and now two AAHF more challenging ones (Exercise Rx and Back Stability).
I would like to get into something current, practical and maybe super applicable, like client business development trends or something.
Or maybe outdoor fitness for world travelers and/or those experiencing climate change? You name it! 🙂
|April 26, 2015||ISSA||Neutral||Strongly Agree||Disagree||YES||NONE||ISSA||No|
|April 20, 2015||NCPT||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|April 20, 2015||NCPT||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|March 30, 2015||International Sports Sciences Association||Agree||Agree||Neutral||It will help my clients who suffer from back pain.||The workbook questions where useless. I memorized the answers to 180 questions and only about 10 of them where on the test.||Internet||No|
|March 5, 2015||ACSM, NSCA, NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will use it in a number of courses I teach at my University||I think this is a great course. Some video links of some assessments and exercises would be a great addition.||I receive emails as a previous user. I have taken another course (The Janda System) which was also excellent!!!||Yes|
|February 19, 2015||ISSA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||In particular working with a client with postural problems and frequent low back pain.||Good course, keep up the great materials offered for CE credits!||email from your organization||Yes|
|January 24, 2015||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Almost every one of my clients have suffered from some sort of back pain. I will use the information from this course to help my all of my clients, injured or not obtain healthy strong backs||The only thing I could suggest to aid this course and make it exceptional might be to online videos or class room learning.||have taken the Jr. Fit course||Yes|