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Practice Management Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
1:00PM - 4:00PM


(C) 113B


Specific Evidence Based Stabilizing Exercises for the Spine for Career Comfort and Longevity#

Thomas H Faerber, DDS, MD
ABOMS, Private Practice
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Overland Park, KS

Stephanie Nicholson, MPT, ATC, TPI-CFI, ATRIC
Director of Wellness Department
Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
Kansas City, MO


Neck and back pain can shorten the career of the busy surgeon. Many surgeons will need to work past predicted retirement ages due to the economy. Knowledge regarding strengthening of the multifidi muscle group can prevent injury and comfortably extend the career of surgeons with neck and back pain.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the anatomic physiology that contributes to neck and back pain patterns in surgeons due to postural ergonomic positions required during surgery;
  2. Demonstrate and perform a five minute pre-work/pre-surgical exercise routine specific to protect surgeons during severe back and neck postions during surgery and decrease the incidence of degenerative disc disease; and
  3. Demonstrate and perform five surgical postural ergonomic positions that reduce inefficient load to the neck and back that lead to pain generators in the spine.

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