This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 8.0

NASM 1.9

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 1.6

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 16.0

VBPT 8.0 (Type 1)

Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy

$199.00$215.00

This program is designed to help health and fitness professionals recognize and manage back conditions using proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine.

More than just another sequence of back exercises, this program provides a theoretical foundation that will guide you in selecting the most effective exercises based on your clients’ needs and integrating them into a complete program to offer the best possible care in back health.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 8.0

NASM 1.9

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 1.6

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 16.0

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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.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic format with HK ebook: $215

Buy your own textbook: $199

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This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 8.0

NASM 1.9

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 1.6

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 16.0

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:


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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Description

This program based on the textbook, Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition, presents an alternative method for the treatment of back pain and provides each patient or client the opportunity to actively participate in recovery and maintenance. 

By integrating the science behind back pain into a usable format for understanding and application, Back Stability offers proven methods of care and assists your work with clients and patients to alleviate their pain, increase their back stability, and help them return to a fully functional lifestyle.

The program focuses on evidence-based practice to address one of the most common maladies of modern living: back pain. 

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.

About the Author:

Christopher M. Norris, PT, is a physiotherapist and director of Norris Associates, which operates two private clinics in northwestern England that specialize in exercise therapy for back rehabilitation. 

Norris is also a consultant to several Blue Chip industries in northwestern England providing on-site physiotherapy services, on-site holistic therapy, training in ergonomics, and training in manual handling.

This course combines research from around the world in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor skill training with the practical knowledge of Norris. 

With his expertise presented in the Back Stability textbook, you will gain the practical knowledge to help you recognize and assess inappropriate movement patterns—whether caused by injury or simple day-to-day activity—and use a process of clinical decision making to determine which exercises to use in developing effective back care programs.

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.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain “back stability” and the scope of the problem of back pain.
  • Discuss the model of lumbar stabilization and identify the anatomical components and the biomechanics of the lumbar spine.
  • Identify and explain the stabilization mechanics of the lumbar spine and discuss the principles of muscle imbalance.
  • Discuss the relationship between posture and stability whilst identifying muscle balance tests.
  • Demonstrate foundation movements and explain the progression steps in stability training.
  • Explain and demonstrate exercises for building back fitness and apply functional training strategies.
  • Perform a preliminary client assessment and design a stability program based on needs analysis data and established program goals.

Course Features

Electronic Format + ebook

This option includes:

  • The ebook version of the 360-page Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition book by Christopher Norris
  • 96-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

Buy your own textbook

This option includes:

  • 96-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

You provide: the 360-page Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition book by Christopher Norris

ISBN-13: 978-0736070171
ISBN-10: 0736070176

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  • You create an account on the VitalSource Bookshelf (if you don’t already have one) and redeem/enter the code.
  • After that you will access your eBook by logging into your account on the Vital Source platform and your access will never expire.

Online test

Immediate results. Two free retakes. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

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

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NSCA (CSCS)

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NASM

My AAHF course was comprehensive and well laid-out. It was also very succinct, easy to study for and very useful in day-to-day client programming.

Sharon Wortham
NASM, ISSA

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