Continuing Education Courses

Build a Strong and Supple Spine

3 hrs
The human spine is a dynamic structure built to move with ease and power… until it doesn’t. The spine plays a central role in everything we do from sitting to standing, walking, running or jumping. In this foundational biomechanics workshop, we examine the structure of the spine and learn about key roles the different sections of the spine play in movement and core control. From a movement perspective we look at how to design a spine-focused exercise prescription that promotes optimal function.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and expand your understanding of structural anatomy of the spine
  • Build a basic understanding of the spine’s functional anatomy
  • Learn to deconstruct the spine’s four major motions to understand the continuum of typical movement impairments
  • Discover key exercises to optimize functional movement in all regions of the spine

PMA-Approved CECs = 3
Additional information
See course calendar on the Teacher Training page for the current course dates. 
Private Tutorial may be requested for any course - choose your own training schedule! Click on the Private Tutorial link on the Teacher Training page for more details.
Course Materials and Exam Fees

Course Fee: $120
No exam for this course. All materials included in course fee.

SAVE 10% when you purchase the 3-course Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics Series!

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

Time: 6-9pm
Location: 6200 La Salle Avenue, Oakland, CA
Instructor: Holly Wallis, Director - 510-338-0962

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the start date will be refunded minus 15% of the total tuition fee. Cancellations received 7-29 days prior to the start date will be refunded minus 50% of the total tuition fee. No refund less than 7 days prior to or anytime after course start date. To avoid any cancellation penalty, course registrations may be postponed or applied to a different course with permission up to 7 days before the course start date for a $100 administrative fee. All postponements are non-refundable.

NOTE: In the event that the workshop is rescheduled, any registrants will be given the option to take the workshop as a Private Tutorial on the same date or an alternate date that is convenient within a 3 months of the cancelled course date. 

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ReActive Practitioners have extensive training and experience working with many structural and functional conditions, including...

  • Posture/Gait Imbalances
  • Hip Instability/Mobility Issues including pre-/post-operative care for hip scope and replacement
  • Shoulder Instability/Mobility Issues including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff imbalances/injuries, pre-/post-operative care for shoulder replacement
  • Spine Issues (Spinal Stenosis, pre- & post-operative care for discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, DDD, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, disc bulges/herniations – Post-rehab)
  • Knee Instability/Mobility Issues including Patellar Femoral Syndrome, pre-/post-operative care for knee scope and replacement
  • Scoliosis – Functional & Structural
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Pre- & Post-natal including diastasis recti, C-Section, SIJ pain/pelvic instability and dysfunction
  • Low, Mid- & Upper back pain (incl Core Stabilization/Muscle Recruitment issues)
  • Muscular Recruitment/Patterning Issues including habitual compensations, faulty recruitment/patterns
  • Chronic conditions – Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic pain syndromes, MS, etc
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Standing & Walking stability issues including balance issues, leg discrepancy, neurological disorders (ie stroke)
  • Functional Movement Issues (ie difficulty performing movements of everyday life ie sit-stand, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, managing stairs, etc)
  • Sport-Specific Training (golf, tennis, cycling, climbing, swimming, running, education for safer and more effective gym training, etc)
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