Spinal Health

Improve understanding of the spine as an anatomical and physical structure as well as biomechanics of movement of each spinal segment

Tuition Fee
US $229.00

Spinal Health

Improve understanding of the spine as an anatomical and physical structure as well as biomechanics of movement of each spinal segment

Tuition Fee
US $229.00

Program Overview

LCO’s Spinal Health course is a comprehensive study geared towards wellness professionals. Its aim is to enhance understanding of the spine as an anatomical and physical structure. The course offers a review of advanced spinal anatomy, as well as the biomechanics and diseases of the spine. Special emphasis is placed on the subject of spinal safety and the mechanisms of injury possible during physical exercise. Additional consideration is paid to the aging spine: age-related spinal pathologies and common musculoskeletal problems are examined. 

Program Curriculum

Estimate time of completion for this program is 60 hours.

Anatomy of the Spine

  • Vertebral skeleton
  • Functional spinal unit
  • Spinal disks
  • Spinal ligaments
  • Spinal joint articulations 
  • The regions of the spine: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral
  • Anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments
  • Major muscles of the back
  • Innervation: central and peripheral nervous systems

Biomechanics of the Spine

  • Four elemental forces of the spine: compression, tension, torque, and shear
  • The normal ranges of movement of each spinal segment
  • Distribution of forces on the spine
  • Spinal balance in relation to the muscles of the vertebral column

Disorders of the Spine

  • Degenerative diseases
  • Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal disk problems
  • Fractures and spinal traumas
  • Spinal deformities

Learning Material:

Dowloadable lecture presentations, video tutorials, handouts, readings

Evaluation:

This program requires completion of 3 quizzes and a Final exam. Passing grade is 70%.

Intended audience:

  • Yoga and Pilates instructors
  • Massage therapists
  • Bodywork professionals
  • Fitness coaches & trainers

 

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 6
1 CE= 10 study hours
Completion of this course requires 6 hours

Program lectures are presented over seven online modules, which include online textbook, recorded lectures, downloadable slide presentations, video tutorials, quizzes and additional reading material.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

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Tuition Fee
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Course Reviews

J. Jannsen
Personal Trainer
Netherlands
Thank you! This was a fantastic course. A lot of useful information about spinal injuries and ways to prevent them.
Yi Ling
Yoga Teacher
Singapore
I found the course challenging, but very worthwhile. It greatly expanded my understanding of the ‘aging spine’ and of the specific approach to working with my older students.
Helen Posner
Physical Therapist
USA
I am taking this as a part of my DOMP study. Finally, everything I was learning about the spine, its anatomy and biomechanics is coming together…I’m very happy it was a part of my curriculum.

Certification

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