The Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts
Presents the July Webinar Series

with a Focus on the Spine

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Lecture #1

Advanced Spinal Evaluation Considerations



Jennifer Concannon


July 7, 2021

6-7:30 pm EST


CEU: 1.25 Category A


Learning Objectives: 

  • Illustrate the functional anatomy related to the lumbar spine

  • Describe common injury presentations related to the lumbar spine 

  • Review spine specific evaluation with a focus on McKenzie’s MDT techniques

  • Discuss case presentations utilizing the MDT method

Lecture #2

Diagnostic Imaging for the Treating Clinician



Joe DiVincenzo MSPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. SMT


July 14, 2021

6-7:30 pm EST


CEU: 1.25 Category A


Learning Objective:

  • To understand the role of diagnostic imaging with suspected structural failure

  • To understand the role of stabilizing musculature adjacent to an injury site

  • To understand the implications of passive structural incompetence pertaining to activity

Lecture #3

Atraumatic Trunk Injuries in Athletes 



Haylee Borgstrom, MD, MS


July 21, 2021

6-7:30 pm EST


CEU: 1.25 Category A 


Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze common atraumatic sport-related injuries to the thoracic spine, ribcage, and chest and abdominal wall musculature

  • Understand the broad differential diagnosis for sport-related trunk injuries in effort to improve diagnosis, treatment, and return-to-sport 

  • Apply anatomic and sport-specific biomechanical considerations to rehabilitation strategies for various trunk injuries

Lecture #4

Incorporating a Kinetic Chain Approach in the Rehabilitation of Spinal Pathologies



Tim Concannon, BS, LAT, ATC


July 28, 2021

6-7:30 pm EST


CEU: 1.25 Category A


Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the foundational concepts related to the kinetic chain during human movement patterns.

  • Illustrate the anatomy and clinical significance of the diaphragm in relation to preparatory movement patterns. 

  • Evaluate the positive association between diaphragmatic breathing patterns and kinetic chain exercises within the therapeutic exercise process. 

  • Examine the kinetic chain rehabilitation approach to therapeutic exercise programming in patients with spinal pathology

  • Describe progressive approach to retraining the kinetic chain using case studies