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2350 – Posterior Chain for Low Back Pain

Intermediate / Half-Day Workshop
Chicago, IL / Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 8:00-11:00 am / 3.0 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 8:00-9:30 am / Classroom: 9:30-11:00 am)

Faculty: Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The posterior chain resistance training (PCRT) has been shown to be effective in chronic low bank pain patients. This workshop explores various aquatic posterior chain exercises for hips, back extensors, lats and shoulders, with Pilates core support to begin and control each movement. Planks progressions are often used for increasing torso strength, but performed on land, they can overload lower back extensors. Aquatic planks are incorporated, along with variations of supine bridge work, and standing hip hinge are introduced for gluteal activation.

1) Assess the stabilizing muscles needed to ground in front plank on land vs. in the water.
2) Compare a land and aquatic front plank, and how to safely support loads in each exercise.
3) Describe a progression of a closed chain bridge into an open chain in the middle of the pool.
4) Identify three positions for gluteal activation in the aquatic environment.

FACULTY:Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC, created the Peyow® Aqua Pilates program and the Stronger Seniors® Workout Program. She is an education provider and certified by: AEA, ACE, AFAA and Stott Pilates™. She teaches at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Peninsula Spa, University of Illinois Chicago, and has been a presenter at conferences including the National Council on Aging/ASA 2010 Joint Conference.