The Core - Stability, Breathing, and Training

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Why take this course?

This intermediate level, one-day course challenges the clinician to focus on coordinating breathing control and core stabilization to optimize functional mobility and performance. The Neuromuscular techniques that enhance the synergistic function between breathing patterns, stabilization and coordination can be applied to patients in a variety of settings from acute care to the pro athlete.

Clinicians will be presented with the information to assess and correct a variety of breathing patterns and core stabilization strategies to optimize the most efficient pattern for all patients and conditions. A few of concepts that will be taught and practiced during this lab based course include appropriate postural positioning, reflexive stabilization, isometric rotational stability, proprioceptive facilitation, irradiation, approximation, and core integration with prime movers. Applications of techniques will cover beginning core activation for the post-op or ICU patient in supine position all the way to the high level performance client utilizing asymmetric positions.

The Core -  Stability, Breathing, and Training

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the concepts of the working model of the core.
  • Identify how to reflexively activate the core using facilitation and approximation.
  • Assess respiration and stabilization patterns and develop corrections to optimize performance.
  • Identify musculoskeletal restriction in the cervical-thoracic region that may impede proper breathing patterns and functional movement and utilize techniques to restore function.
  • Identify the most appropriate low level core activation activities that can be utilized to improve the functional movement for patients in ICU, acute and SNF settings.
  • Identify the most appropriate core activation activities that can be utilized to improve the functional movement for patients in outpatient orthopedic and sports programs.
  • Perform manual techniques to improve synchronized breathing patterns with core stabilization strategies.
  • Develop progressive functional mobility programs to decrease pain and promote biomechanically optimal functional movement.
  • Develop rehab programs that train and progress core stability with functional movements

Instructed by: John Wilson, PT, DPT, MA, CSCS

My experience is not limited to teaching. I’m an instructor, but also a trainer, mentor, staff developer and coach, and I can draw from all of these roles to respectfully challenge therapists’ thought processes and encourage them toward prescribing treatments uniquely suited to the needs of each patient.

Course Dates

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State Continuing Education Course Approvals

All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is an AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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