Part 2: Introduction to A Brain Based Approach to Low Back Pain

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Lesson Plan

In Part 2 of this webinar series on A Brain Based Approach to Low Back Pain we will discuss in further detail the relationships between the sensory systems and how a discrepancy in the information received can create dysfunction. We will learn more about pain science and why simple & repeatable & reliable neurological tests can provide insight into the functioning of the nervous system and also direction of treatment and strategies for intervention. This information will be applied specifically to those with back pain, and you will also learn neuro-based musculoskeletal assessment & intervention strategies for working with those in pain.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define and describe fundamentals of intervention, treatment hierarchy and relevance to low back pain.
  • Describe & apply 3 neurological assessments and why to use them.
  • Summarize the relationship between the proprioceptive, vestibular & visual system and how this information helps to create our reality Apply and demonstrate neuro based musculoskeletal assessments for people with
  • Create movement programs to engage the nervous system to improve motor output.

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Outline: (56 minutes)
The brain, the ultimate Virtual Reality machine, review of part 1 – 10 min
The brain, the nervous system and systems of the body – 6 min
Vestibular, why is this important? 3 min
Brain Stem Anatomy – 2 min
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex – 3 min
Frontal Lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe, cerebellum – 6 min
Assessments – 18 min
Exercises – 8 min

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Adam Wolf, PT Adam Wolf, PT

Adam is a clinician, author, and educator. His professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL), Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute), Level III Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) practitioner, Enhance Running Technician, & Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) practitioner. His professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength and conditioning, as well as ownership roles. His professional interests lie in a deeper understanding of human movement combined with manual medicine, and creating innovative therapy and business paradigms that facilitate the growth of his patients and colleagues. Adam presents internationally to fitness and rehabilitation professionals and is co-owner of REAL pt, located in Chicago, and is the author of the recently released book, REAL Movement: Perspective on Integrated Motion & Motor Control.

Part 2: Introduction to A Brain Based Approach to Low Back Pain