Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Ken Cole, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT, CFI
Ken Cole is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy in Mercer Island and Renton. Ken specializes in sports manual therapy for pediatric and young adult athletes. Ken designed a specialized motor control sports medicine program for ground, water, and air athletes for injury prevention and rapid return to activity…Read full bio
Mark Looper, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Mark is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is the managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy of Kirkland, and principal partner of Olympic Physical Therapy. Mark Looper is the managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy of Kirkland, and is one of the principle…Read full bio
Laura von Wullerstorff, MPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Laura von Wullerstorff opened her clinic LvW physiotherapy in Brussels, Belgium July 2009. She also owns and operates her own physiotherapy consulting business which allows her to teach manual therapy courses in the Unites States and most recently in Italy. She has been instructor in-training with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)…Read full bio
1. Nutritional Concerns and Imaging of Spondylolysthesis
Review the anatomy of the lumbar spine and its pathology and outline the profile of a patient at risk for spondylolysis.
2. Spondylolysthesis Theory
Enumerate specific signs and symptoms attributable to neurogenic dysfunction, enumerate specific signs and symptoms attributable to neurogenic dysfunction and elucidate a true core stabilization problem.
3. Neurogenic Dysfunction
Review the physiology and pathology of muscle innervations of spinal segments particularly that of the lumbar spine. Characterize the typical presentation of neurogenic dysfunction and establish the best diagnostic approach that can be used to help in the diagnosis of neurogenic dysfunction.
4. Examination and Assessment
Learn to perform an accurate clinical assessment of a patient with low back pain, identify the mechanism of injury, and understand the progression of clinical symptoms. Identify the level of care appropriate for each stage of the injury.
5. Theory and Anatomical Review of Training
Identify the zones and stages of progression during exercise training for spondylolysis and the goals for each of these. Recognize the different muscles, local stabilizer and amplifiers that are used during exercise training.
6. Progression of Zones of Training: Red Zone
Identify the significance and training objectives of the red zone of the training progression for spondylolysis. Recognize the 4 levels of neural true hardening progressions and the goals for each level.
7. Progression of Zones of Training: Yellow Zone
Identify the significance and training objectives of the yellow zone of the training progression for spondylolysis. Identify the relevant anatomical structures involved in each exercise.
8. Progression of Zones of Training: Green Zone
Review the levels of zoned progression training, core stabilization and evaluate possible core stabilization exercises. Review the factors to consider during patient follow-up.