Reconciling Biomechanics
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Reconciling Biomechanics

February 8 & 9 - 2 Day

Instructor: Greg Lehman, DC, MScPT

Greg Lehman is a clinician and researcher in exercise and spine biomechanics. He received his MSc in Spine Biomechanics at the world famous Waterloo Spine Biomechanics Laboratory researching manual therapy and spinal function. Greg has been teaching for more than 15 years in the clinical biomechanics field but with an emphasis on how biomechanics fits within the biopsychosocial model of care. Greg has a special interest in pain science and how neuroscience research can better explain many clinical conditions than the traditional biomechanical model.

Greg has not told a patient they have bad posture, a SICK scapula, altered pelvic positions, misaligned joints or that they needed joint stability in years and believes that the research firmly supports this view. He looks forward to convincing you as well. Greg believes that both the biomechanics and pain science research leads to a much simpler approach to all pain and injuries and that many of our clinical approaches don’t need to be completely discarded but rather reconceptualized.

Greg runs two websites (greglehman.ca and physiofundamentals.com) and is also an Instructor with The Running Clinic - a leader in running injury prevention courses for therapists and teaches Physiofundamentals: Reconciling biomechanics with pain science.

 

About the Workshop:

This 2-day course is geared toward the health care provider and fitness professional.  With emerging research there is often the feeling that a traditional approach needs to be wholly discarded.  Instead, this course helps the therapist to integrate the pain science and biopsychosocial model of pain with traditional biomechanical techniques. 

The course simplifies many of those techniques and distills the most relevant and important aspects of those techniques for pain resolution and injury management. An emphasis is placed on exercise prescription, symptom modification and graded exposure for injury management and simple techniques to start addressing the psychosocial aspects that influence both pain and performance.

Significant research in the pain neurosciences and biomechanics field often appears to undermine the reasoning and justifications for many of the traditional therapeutic approaches and techniques of the many rehabilitation professions. By addressing both the weaknesses and strengths of the biomechanical approach we can see that treatment can be much simpler, congruent with the cognitive, neuroscience approach and best evidenced based practice.

This course provides a framework to utilize an alternative biomechanical approach that blends neuroscience pain education. This course teaches the therapist how to teach patients about pain science in a treatment framework that still utilizes specific/corrective exercise and manual therapy. Therapists are taught a model of treatment that simplifies the assessment process and the treatment.