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A short presentation we gave to the Town of Vail on injury prevention in the workplace.

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  • That brings us to our objectives:
    Review Functional Anatomy of the lower back.
    Understand some of the current concepts in tissue injury.
    Understand some of the changes that happen as a result of injury.
    Discuss how what treatments are effective for prevention and treatment of low back pain. – we are going to get active with this and I will show you a few tricks of the trade, and some specific exercise examples
  • Honestly….for some chiros, they think they can fix it all….and I think that sometimes holds true for many PTs too.
  • Honestly….for some chiros, they think they can fix it all….and I think that sometimes holds true for many PTs too.
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  • Town of vail presentation

    1. 1. Workplace Injury Prevention Dave Blanchard, MPTDave Blanchard, MPT physical therapistphysical therapist
    2. 2. Objectives 1. Review basic anatomy of the lower back, upper back and neck 2. Understand how injury commonly happens. 3. Understand good lifting mechanics, discuss effective ways to prevent and treat low back pain for your particular job.
    3. 3. The Lumbar Spine & Lifting Mechanics
    4. 4. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    5. 5. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    6. 6. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    7. 7. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    8. 8. Anatomy
    9. 9. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    10. 10. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    11. 11. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    12. 12. Anatomy Vertebrae Discs Facet Joints Ligaments Muscles
    13. 13. Anatomy
    14. 14. Tissue Injury 1. Exceed the capacity of the spine in a single load. How to ruin a perfectly good spine:
    15. 15. 2. Repetitively flex and extend the spine with our without load. Tissue Injury
    16. 16. Tissue Injury 3. Hold a steady loaded or unloaded posture for a long time.
    17. 17. Lifting Mechanics – The basics 1. Think before you lift 2. Ask for help if needed 3. Get on the good foot 4. Get a grip 5. Keep objects close to your body 6. Avoid twisting the trunk 7. Don’t load your spine in flexion!
    18. 18. Lifting Mechanics
    19. 19. Workstation Posture & Problems
    20. 20. Workstation Posture & Problems
    21. 21. Workstation Common Injuries Upper crossed syndrome Thoracic outlet syndrome Disc injury Chronic myofascial pain syndromes
    22. 22. Upper Crossed Syndrome Injury Prevention – exercise
    23. 23. Upper Crossed Syndrome Injury Prevention – exercise
    24. 24. Upper Crossed Syndrome Injury Prevention – exercise
    25. 25. Lumbar Disc Injury Injury Prevention – exercise
    26. 26. Lumbar Disc Injury Injury Prevention – exercise
    27. 27. Injury Prevention – exercise Lumbar Disc Injury -stability exercises
    28. 28. Injury Prevention – exercise Lumbar Disc Injury -stability exercises
    29. 29. Injury Prevention – exercise Lumbar Disc Injury -stability exercises
    30. 30. Injury Prevention – exercise Lumbar Disc Injury -stability exercises
    31. 31. Injury Prevention – exercise Lumbar Disc Injury -stability exercises
    32. 32. How VIMG can help: Physical therapy Chiropractic Massage therapy Neurology
    33. 33. Questions? Locations: Vail – In the Vail Athletic Club Edwards – Above the Post Office Eagle – in the Eagle Ranch Fitness Center www.vailhealth.com www.markjpitcher.com

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