Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • What to Expect

    • Navigating Your Course

    • Your Course Dashboard

    • Getting Your Certificate

  • 2

    Low Back Exercise and Habits - Dr. McGill's Perspective

    • Post Assessment Next Step - Dr. McGill's Perspective

    • Junior Vs. Master Trainer

    • Should You Exercise if you Have Pain?

    • Progressing Clients

  • 3

    Exercise Programming

    • The Plan

    • Program Design Steps

    • Client Tracking [Download]

    • Client Tracking

    • The McGill Stability Program

    • Rebuilding Work Capacity

    • Work Capacity Sample Workout [Download]

    • Cardio Considerations

  • 4

    Exercises: McGill's Big Three

    • Birddog Assessment

    • Bird Dog Regression

    • Bird Dog Regular

    • Bird Dog Progressions

    • Side Bridge - Back Pain Considerations

    • Side Bridge Modification for Shoulder Pain

    • Side Bridge Regular

    • Side Bridge Advanced

    • McGill Curl Up

    • McGill Curl Up Advanced

  • 5

    Exercises: Proximal Stability

    • Flexion Moment vs. Flexion Movement

    • Dead Bug - Flat Back vs. Natural Curve

    • Dead Bug Progression

    • Dead Bug

    • Torsion Control

    • Walkout

    • Walkout Advanced

    • Latissimus Dorsi Squat /Bend

    • Loaded Carries

    • 3B - Breathing Behind the Brace - Explained

    • 3B - Breathing Behind the Brace - Practical Exercise

  • 6

    Exercises: Training Considerations

    • Sit Ups and Curl Ups

    • Sufficient Strength Defined

    • Suspension Rowing

    • Bent Over Row - 3 Point Bend

    • Life Skill Training Integration - New Parent Example

    • Lifting Properly - Why Using Your Knees is a Poor Cue

    • Exercises to Avoid for Low Back Pain Clients - Jefferson Curl

    • Exercises to Avoid for Low Back Pain Clients - Pallof Press

    • Glute Bridge - Clinic for Hamstring Dominance

    • Deadlifting or Picking up Weighted Objects

    • What is the Difference Between a Hip Hinge and Deadlift

    • The Split Squat - Dr. McGill's Perspective

  • 7

    Mobility Techniques

    • Mobility Qualifier

    • T-Spine Mobility - Bench / Partner Variations

    • T-Spine Roller on Bench

    • T-Spine Mobility - Clock Circle

    • Hip Internal Rotation - Prone PNF

    • Cat Camel

    • Segmental Half Roll

    • Segmental Full Roll

    • Lateral Net Stretch

  • 8

    Distraction and Decompression Techniques

    • Hip Distraction Band - Quadruped

    • Hip Distraction - Partner Prone

    • Hanging Spinal Decompression

    • Flexion Intolerant Relief - Spinal Decompression

  • 9

    ELDOA for Decompression

    • Intro to ELDOA

    • Why ELDOA ?

    • What is ELDOA?

    • ELDOA for the Hips

    • ELDOA for the Lower Back

    • Full Body ELDOA

    • ELDOA for the T-Spine

    • Progression & Prerequisites

  • 10

    Daily Spine Hygiene Options

    • Spine Hygiene Intro

    • Spine Hygiene - Bracing Strategies for Stability

    • Spine Hygiene - Sitting in a Chair

    • Spine Hygiene - Walking

    • Spine Hygiene - Brushing Teeth

    • Spine Hygiene - Sneezing

    • Spine Hygiene - Putting on Shoes

    • Spine Hygiene - Daily Moving Plan Gold Medal Idea

    • Spine Hygiene - Prolonged Standing

    • Spine Hygiene - Sleeping Position

    • Spine Hygiene - How a Back Pack can Help

    • Spine Hygiene - Getting our of a Car

    • Rated R: Spine Hygiene - SeXXX

  • 11

    Case Study 1A

    • Case Study 1A - Create Recommendations

    • Case Study 1A - Sample Spine Hygiene Recommendations

  • 12

    Case Study 3A - Pain with Picking up Kids

    • Case Study 3A - Picking up kids causes pain - What do you see?

    • Case Study 3A - Analysis

    • Case Study 3A - Analysis after Hip Hinge Clinic Training

    • Case Study 3A - Comparison

  • 13

    Case Study 3B - Flexion and Extension Back Pain

    • Case Study 3B - Flexion and Extension Pain

    • Case Study 3B - Flexion and Extension Pain - Analysis

  • 14

    BONUS: The Squat

    • Assessing the Squat - Side View - DTS L1 Certification Content

    • Assessing the Hip Socket

    • Assessing the Femoral Neck Angle (Craig's Test) - Anteverted vs. Retroverted?

    • Torso: Femur Ratio

    • Customizing Squat Stance Width

    • Customizing Foot Turn Out for the Squat

    • Dr. McGill's Perspective on Spine Motion when Back Squatting

    • "The Bent Stick"

  • 15

    BONUS: The Hip Hinge Pattern

    • Hip Hinge Considerations

    • Hip Hinge Groove the Pattern

    • Hip Hinge - Loaded Pattern