3rd Edition

Back Rehabilitation Core Stability Re-examined

By Christopher Norris Copyright 2023
    362 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    362 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Low back pain affects most of us at some time, and exercise is key to both its prevention and treatment. Critically appraising work from several approaches to produce an integrated, practical approach suitable for day-to-day clinicians and personal trainers, this essential guide looks at the science and practice of designing and teaching the best exercise programmes for this common condition. Learn:

    • Vital client assessment skills
    • Which exercises to use and why
    • The most effective teaching methods
    • How to structure and progress a full back pain management programme

    Aimed at student therapists and clinical exercise teachers, as well as trainers planning exercise programmes for subjects recovering from low back pain, Back Rehabilitation is essential reading for therapists and exercise academics and professionals of all types.

    1. Nature of the problem

    2. Strength and conditioning in rehabilitation

    3. Teaching exercise

    4. Anatomy of the spine

    5. Assessment—pathology and performance

    6. The 3Rs approach—a clinical framework

    7. Reactive phase

    8. Recovery phase

    9. Resilience phase

    10. Case illustrations


    Christopher M. Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP) who runs his own physiotherapy practice, Norris Health, in Cheshire, UK. He earned an MSc in exercise science from the University of Liverpool, UK, and a PhD on spinal rehabilitation from Staffordshire University, UK. He also holds postgraduate certification in occupational health, orthopaedic medicine, and medical education. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach and a qualified teacher of both yoga and Pilates.