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The Core: Trunk & Spine Anatomy

CEUs available with ACE (0.6), NASM (0.7), and AFAA (7.0)

This is a practical and fun way to learn the anatomy of the core and how it relates to breathing, posture, and chronic issues.

This course was created for the health and fitness professional working with clients of all ages and fitness levels who is searching for a practical resource for learning and applying anatomy.

This webinar series provides a detailed anatomical review of the muscles and bony landmarks of the trunk and spine. Using creative visuals, the functional anatomy, biomechanics and motor control of these muscles are explained to develop a better assessment and exercise strategy. Health and fitness professionals working with client populations from athletes to the active aging adult will gain foundational concepts that can be immediately applied within their practice.

In this course, users will receive assessment techniques and exercise strategies and progressions related to the trunk and spine. S/he will discover practical information that can be immediately applied within their practice to client’s chronic posture, movement, and joint-related issues.

The core muscle complex can have significant effects on how clients feel when they sit, stand, bend, walk, run, and all activities of daily living. Knowing and applying the assessments and techniques provided in this series will be the difference in how clients feel and move their body.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the origin, insertion, and action of the primary muscles of the trunk and spine.
  • Demonstrate corrective exercise strategies, and then integrate these into the functional movement and exercise patterns of your clients to address chronic issues.
  • Gain an introduction to the Integrative Movement SystemTM by discovering how to assess the bone and muscle complexes of the core, demonstrate corrective exercise strategies for your clients, and then integrate these into their functional movement & exercise patterns.
  • Improve posture and movement using simple, yet effective corrective exercises
  • Apply safe strengthening strategies to help your clients successfully accomplish their health and fitness goals.

The Series Includes:

Anatomy Prep

Spend 30+ minutes reviewing the bony landmarks of the trunk and spine and the directional terms and spatial planes used in anatomy discussion. 

Episode 1: 
Diaphragm & Pelvic Floor

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Review of the three functions of the Diaphragm and Pelvic Floor muscles together.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • 3-Dimensional Breathing - Importance, assessing non-optimal breathing, coaching proper breathing techniques.
  • Corrective exercise review: Happy Baby Isolation and 3-dimensional breathing; Planks
  • Conclusion & Recap and Q&A

Episode 2: 
Rectus & Transversus Abdominus, Quadratus Lumborum

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Review of the functional anatomy of the Rectus & Transversus Abdominus, Quadratus Lumborum
  • Discussion of deep myofascial system and thoracopelvic cylinder.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Posterior pelvic tilt impact on abdominals 
  • Diastatis Recti explanation
  • Corrective exercise review: Modified Dead Bug and progressions to Chop Pattern, non-optimal and optimal techniques
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 3: 
Obliques

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Orientation of abdominal muscles.
  • Discussion of superficial and deep myofascial systems.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessment techniques: Trunk Rotation
  • Corrective exercise review: Seated Trunk Rotation; 1/2 Kneel Rotation
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 4: 
Erector Spinae

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Discussion of thoracopelvic cylinder; deep and superficial myfascial systems.
  • Role of Balance in an Optimal Core Strategy  
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessment techniques: Posture and pelvic tilt; posture and flexion - forward bending
  • Self-myofascial release of the QL and erectors
  • Corrective exercise review: Hip Hinge and progressions to Dead lift variations and Carries
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

If you’re ready to have fun learning anatomy and, more importantly, be able to apply it to your most challenging clients to improve how they move, how they feel, and how they perform, then click on the link below.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason you are unhappy with the program and feel it truly does not serve you or your clients in any way just email us at [email protected]  within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund your payment in full.  We will likely ask for feedback.  Creating the products to best serve our customers is our top priority.


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