Retraining Lumbo-Pelvic Stability & Functional Recovery for Back pain Patients


Presented by

B.App.Sci.Physiotherapy.  Member A.P.A.,.S.M.A.


1 day course Presented by: Dr Barb Hungerford 

Retraining lumbo-pelvic stability in patients with back pain is often difficult due to the severity and complexity of their symptoms. Postural habits, poor movement control, and altered timing of muscle recruitment can perpetuate pain and difficulty regaining functional stability. Rehabilitation is therefore complex and requires an understanding of the changes that occur in a patients body and mind due to pain, and requires the correct tools to retrain them towards optimal movement and stability.


This highly practical 1 day course reviews anatomy & biomechanics, and the science of motor control retraining in order to create a framework for assessment of lumbo-pelvic stability and motor control. It then provides a practical framework to address your patients dysfunction and determine how to release and turn off overactive muscles in the low back, pelvis, and hips. You will learn how to unwind overactive muscles in 3D and practice ways to assist this at home. We then focus on retraining postural awareness, and improve your patients understanding of their movement patterns and pain so that they can be actively involved in their rehabilitation. Retraining core stability and gluteal muscle activation is then integrated into a progressive rehabilitation program that aims to improve functional capacity and stability.

Course Content

Introduction - course outline

                   A model of lumbo-pelvic function & stability

                   Anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic region

                   Low back pain and altered motor control

Practical session 1: Clinical assessment of functional stability for:

-lumbo-pelvic region

-pelvis on hip

-Theory of core muscle rehabilitation

Practical session 2: Unwinding overactive muscles & core control and retraining

Practical 3:  Integrating core activation into movement

Practical session 4: Retraining postural control during functional activities

Practical Session 5: Integration of core and gluteal muscle function

-gluteus medius muscle retraining

-gluteus maximus activation and functional progressions

-Progression of exercises in the clinical setting

-How to set homework for patients and timeframes for improvement


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Functional Exercise Rehab for Lumbo-Pelvic stability

 Melbourne Adina Apartments


Saturday 14 May

$385.00 AUD

(pre 23.03.16)

$418.00 AUD

Functional Exercise Rehab for Lumbo-Pelvic stability

 Sydney Adina Apartments Surry Hills


Sunday 16 October

$385.00 AUD

(pre 29.08.16)

$418.00 AUD