The human neck is incredibly flexible and can bend forward, backward, side to side, and overhead.
It also connects to the back and front side of the body, so it’s an essential part of balance and posture.
Even so, the neck is one of the most undervalued parts of the body. Everyday tasks like reaching for something on the other side of the room or hunching over for too long can strain or injure it.
The neck is also the anchor that connects the upper body to the lower body. So it requires a lot of attention when it comes to exercising.
Exercises that target the neck not only strengthen it but also help maintain the correct range of motion and alignment of the spine. It also helps to prevent injury and decrease stress in the neck by loosening the muscles and tendons. These are just some of the reasons why you should be exercising your neck.
Your neck is the most used joint in your body. It becomes most evident when it is injured. Poor posture and awkward sleeping can lead to neck strains, while motor vehicle accidents can lead to disc herniations, whiplash, and cervical fusion. In the Exercise Rehabilitation of the Neck course, you will learn the critical structures of the neck, assess exercise readiness, and do practical exercises to recover from neck injuries.
- The key structures involved in neck
- Assessing the neck to determine exercise readiness and progressions – The four most common neck injuries – cervical strain, disc herniation, whiplash, and cervical fusion
- Rehabilitation exercise and contraindications for the four most common neck injuries will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 4 BCRPA / 4 BCAK / 4 CMTBC / CSEP 4 PDC
LOCATION: Douglas College (Royal Ave & 8th St) – New Westminster, BC
DATES: Sunday, December 8, 2013 – 8:45 am to 1:00 pm (4 contact hours)
**** Please note, the next time this course will be offered is 2014. ****
- $97 plus HST – pre-registration, before November 24
- $127 plus HST – late registration after November 24
The course fee includes a comprehensive and detailed course manual.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Rick Kaselj – MS, BSc, PK, CPT, CEP, CES
Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation, post-rehab, active rehabilitation, therapy, and corrective exercise. He works in one-on-one and group rehabilitation settings, training people who have been injured at work, in car accidents, and during sports activities. His clients and group exercise participants include a wide variety of individuals from healthy and special populations. Rick has given over 233 presentations to 4531 fitness professionals and consumers across Canada while working in rehabilitation centers, physiotherapy clinics, fitness clubs, and personal training studios. Rick recently completed his Master of Science degree focusing on corrective and therapeutic exercises for the rotator cuff. To reach Rick or learn about his exercise rehabilitation courses, please visit Exercises For Injuries.
- 8:45 am – 10:00 am –
- 10:00 am-11:00 am –
- 11:00 am – 11:15 am –
- 11:15 am – 12:30 pm –
- 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm –
** Participants – if you have your yoga/stretch mat and foam roller, please bring them to class.