Bulletproof Body Series: The Spine

This is a Non CE Course
with a duration of 2 Hour(s)

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Lesson Plan

This course is part of the Bulletproof Body Series – A Progression from Pain to Performance by Tony Mikla, DPT. This course will provide you with evaluation strategies to determine the nature and stage of spinal conditions. You will learn new, innovative ways to treat and train the spine to progress patients from the treatment table to functional movement.


  • Describe the function of the spine
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the essential anatomy
  • Discuss the global viewpoint of human movement
  • Describe the Performance Continuum and what exercise is appropriate for patients as it relates to the rehab process

Content Outline (2 hours) Click HERE for Continuing Education Information

Lesson 1 Bulletproof Body Series: (27 minutes)
Progression from Pain to Performance
Introduction to the performance continuum model
Energy Systems of your body
Aerobic Conditioning
Local Aerobic Tissue Conditioning, Energy Systems

Lesson 2 Spine Lecture (13 minutes)
Function and anatomy of the spine

Lesson 3 Spine Assessment (6 minutes)

Lesson 4 Blueprint to a Bulletproof Spine (1 hour 9 minutes)
Exercise demonstration extensions
Motion Exercises
Strength Exercises


Duration: 115 minutes


Tony Mikla, PTTony Mikla, PT

Tony Mikla is a sports physical therapist and performance coach. He is the owner and President of KIME Human Performance Institute in Sacramento, CA. The practice is dedicated to the improvement of his clients’ performance in life and on the field. Dr. Mikla speaks and teaches nationally on sports physical therapy and is active in research having published multiple papers in international journals. He previously served as the Physical Therapy Manager at the world renowned EXOS in Phoenix, AZ, working with best athletes in the world. He is adjunct faculty in PT at Sacramento State University and Northern AZ University. In 2015, Tony was named a finalist for the NSCA Sports Medicine Specialist of the year.