In many situations, a lower back condition can lead to lower back spinal fusion surgery. It is estimated 126,000 spinal fusion surgeries occur a year in the USA and since 1996 the number of surgeries has increased 116%. The group that has had the greatest increase in lower back spinal fusion are adults over 60. Lumbar compression fractures, spinal deformities, spondylolisthesis, lumbar instability, disc herniation and degenerative disc disease are common conditions that can lead to lower back spinal fusion. A key component in the recovery from lower back spinal fusion surgery is exercise. The role of exercise after spinal fusion is important in speeding up recovery, strengthening the muscles supporting the lower back and improving the endurance of core stability muscles. The focus of the spinal fusion and exercise webinar will be the exercise program design and exercises for a client that has had a lower back spinal fusion.
What you will learn in this Webinar:
– The exercises to DO and NOT do when training a client recovering from lumbar spinal fusion
– Essential components of an exercise rehabilitation program when training a client recovering from lumbar spinal fusion
– Recommended and research backed exercises when training a client recovering from lumbar spinal fusion
– The 5 most common reason lumbar spinal fusion surgery occurs
– Key structures involved in lumbar spinal fusion
Continuing Education Credits:
1.0 BCRPA / 1.0 CMTBC / 1.0 BCAK / 1.0 CSEP PDC
(A webinar is a presentation that you can view on your computer. The presentation is ready for you right now. You can view the webinar on your computer at your convenience, save it to your computer or burn a DVD of it for your resource library.)
“The webinars which Rick Kaselj has are very informative. He provides a lot of content in a very short time and always provides a copy of the webinar and PDFs. It is nice to have a copy of the webinar so that you can look back and refresh your mind at a later date. Thanks Rick…..wish there were more!”
– Jackie Harrison / BSc HK NS Certified Kinesiologist
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Rick Kaselj – MS., B.Sc., PK, CPT, CEP, CES
Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation, post-rehab, active rehabilitation, exercise 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 sport 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 continuing to work in rehabilitation centers, physiotherapy clinics, fitness clubs and personal training studios. Rick recently completed his Masters of Science degree focusing on corrective exercise and therapeutic exercise for the rotator cuff. To reach Rick or learn about his exercise rehabilitation courses please visit Exercises for Injuries .