Relevant Rehab: Lumbar Spine Flexion vs. Extension vs. Neutral Spine Exercises
In this course, we will contrast and review the application of active care for the lumbar spine in flexion, extension and neutral spine. In addition to learning the clinical indications for appropriate exercise selection, specific exercise progressions that the clinician can incorporate immediately with low tech solutions will be presented.
Dr. DeFabio will:
- Review biomechanics of the lumbar spine and disc load
- Discuss the use and indications of flexion, extension and neutral spine biased exercises
- Present exercise principles and progressions for low tech rehab for the lumbar spine
By the end of this course the clinician will be able to:
- Explain the biomechanics for lumbar spine in flexion, extension and neutral spine alignment.
- Assess the exercise progressions for flexion and extension biased care.
- Evaluate the significance of neutral spine training.
- Recognize who, when and which patients will respond best to flexion, extension or neutral spine exercises.
This course is co-sponsored by the ACA Rehab Council.
Donald C. DeFabio, DC, DACRB, DACBSP, DABCO
Director of Chiropractic Services
DeFabio Spine and Sports Rehab
Donald C. DeFabio, DC, DACRB, DACBSP, DABCO is a 1984 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and currently serves as Director of Chiropractic Services at DeFabio Spine and Sports Rehab. He is triple board certified in Chiropractic Orthopedics, Physical Rehabilitation and Sports injuries as well as maintaining additional certifications as a corrective and performance enhancement specialist (NASM), Stecco Fascial Manipulation, ART, Graston, SMFA, FATKR and MUA.
From 1991-1999 he participated in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona as a member of the race week and race day treatment team. He was the chiropractic doctor for Drew University athletics as well Rutgers’s Track and Field until discontinuing for health reasons in 2016. From 2001 to 2017 he served as a member of the classification panel for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation for Wheelchair Fencing as well as being the medical co-ordinator for the USA Paralympic fencing team from 1999 – 2015. He speaks nationally on Chiropractic assessment, treatment and physical rehabilitation for NCMIC, Performance Health, and Nexol Pharmaceuticals. His Relevant Rehab courses are known to be engaging, well referenced, high energy and designed to give the clinician the tools needed to immediately implement low tech rehab into their own practice. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals, is a contributing columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic and publishes The DeFabio Difference rehab and health tips via his website and You Tube Channel which has over 33K subscribers.
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