Teaching Brain Games to retrain Motor Control: Retraining Lumbo-Pelvic Stability: 1 day course- 18 October 2020


MELBOURNE CBD, VICTORIA in 2020 has been re-scheduled due to Covid 19

Date:  Sunday 18 October

This course has been cancelled due to Covid 19. Please email office@amta.com.au for information about 2021 course dates

Course time: 9am to 5pm (with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea provided)

7.5 Course hours/ PD points

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Retraining lumbo-pelvic stability in patients with back pain is often difficult due to the severity and complexity of their symptoms. Postural & protective 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 onretraining 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


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

AMTA 2020 Schedule for Melbourne

Sunday 18 October 2020 CANCELLED

Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne CBD

189 Queen St, Melbourne tel: 03 99340000

Sign in and registration at the course: 8.45am Saturday

Course times: 9am to 4.45pm Sunday

Booking Accommodation: This hotel will provide a 10% discount on their scheduled rates if you let them know that you are attending this AMTA course and the course dates. BOOK ONLINE @ tfehotels.com/adinahotels or call TOGA Reservations:+61 2 9356 5062

More details will be provided with course confirmation after registration and payment has been received.



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