Online Course

Low Back Basics with Dr. Paula Sauer & Noah Mazé
Four 90 minute sessions

Our Low Back Basics course is a user-friendly course, which takes a rehabilitative approach to the lumbar spine. This course is organized by movement dysfunctions (flexion and extension), and pathologies pathogenesis of common injuries. We examine movements and postures that can assist common low back ailments as well as ones to avoid. We look at how to best facilitate deep lumbar stabilizing muscles. Students can anticipate a detailed anatomy review of the lumbar spine, kinesiology and movement of the low back and pelvis, an overview of the deep lumbar stabilizers, and an analysis of the important structures involved with common pathologies related to low back pain. Expect a heavy dose of anatomy, experiential muscle facilitation drills, exercises and progressions, modifications and use of props.This course is accredited through Yoga Alliance and counts towards 10 hours of non-contact continuing education hours, which fulfills 1/2 of the 3-year requirement for teachers.

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  • You must be 18 years old to participate.
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We cover the following body regions in this order:

  • Session 1: Anatomy Review
  • Session 2: Flexion based pathologies & self care techniques
  • Session 3: Extension based pathologies & & self care techniques
  • Session 4: Recovery Guidelines & Prevention / Wellness Strategies
  • An internet connection
  • A computer smartphone or tablet
  • An interest in anatomy
  • Motivation and self-directed learning
  • Desire to interact and participate in an online group forum

Lectures with Dr. Paula Sauer

Course & Materials designed by Dr. Paula Sauer & Noah Mazé

“I am super excited to join in on this course. I have some catching up to do but I do have scoliosis and am fused from T3 to L4 and it runs with my family. I hope to gain some knowledge for my own practice as well as to share with others.” ­—Elizabeth, Louisville Kentucky

“Your online courses are awesome! I [participate in] online courses with many other teachers, and I find that your courses offer way more resources, seem to be exceptionally current – rather than pre-planned, and relate to our interaction and feedback ( where you use threads from each week). [It is] truly inspiring, captivating and engaging, as well as encouraging, to learn more and to give more to our students and ourselves. After all, we are our own biggest students. I am so enthralled by your teaching, I wish I could do everything!” – Michelle Cross

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