Dr. Z's Back Health Course
Stop living in pain, take movement back!
THE BACK HEALTH COURSE
Stop living in pain, take movement back! Rebuild confidence and strength in your back through movement.
The Back Health Course is designed to help you effectively solve your complex low back pain problem through self-assessment, movement solutions, and strength training.
Many of you have probably tweaked your back lifting weights, helping a friend move, or just slept wrong (anyone over 30, am I right?). As a result, you’ve likely experienced some level of pain which served as a protective mechanism. The doc told you needed to do was rest a little and everything would get better….until it didn’t.
Time to understand your pain and take your movement back!
The Back Health Course is for anyone wanting to improve their back pain and start moving and lifting better. You will learn to perform self-assessments and training solutions to correct your limitations. Dr. Matt Zanis will guide you through how the brain perceives pain and trauma to understand the problems you are facing. From there he will lead you through the movements and exercises he has used with his top tier athletes to eliminate back pain and restore strength in his clients.
The course can be accessed on multiple devices such as tablets, desktops or your phone with ease of access.
This course will include over 60 minutes of video instruction laid out in a simple and easy to follow format and help you identify the limitation in your back, eliminate back pain, and restore the foundation of your movement patterns.
Dr. Matthew Zanis, owner of Rooted in MVMNT, is a human movement and vitality expert. Dr Zanis attained his bachelor’s in athletic training from the university of Pittsburgh and doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University. He is a strength and conditioning coach, orthopedic specialist, and fellowship trained in manual therapy. Dr. Zanis works with a broad demographic from Olympians to Navy Special Warfare and everyone in between. His vision is to create an awareness of new ways of working with the human body in rehabilitation, performance, and coaching circles, and bring that alive for strength and conditioning and rehabilitation professionals alike through a philosophy that is rooted in movement.
Rehabilitation and training for performance are one in the same. They may fall on different ends of the spectrum of athleticism, but the process of progression is identical. Rehabilitation is simply training in the presence of pain or discomfort. It’s about understanding your weaknesses, learning how to move your body well, and building capacity and durability with progressive overload to handle whatever life throws at you.
Section 1 - Everything You Need to Know About Pain & Your Low Back
1.2: Why Do I Hurt?
1.3: The Trauma Cycle
1.4: Spinal Movement
1.5: Foot Position
Section 2 - Myths Surrounding the Low Back
2.1: The Neutral Spine
2.2: Diagnostic Imaging and Adjustments
Section 3 - Back Pain Self-Assessments
3.1: Supine Pressure Assessment
3.2: Side Pillar Assessment
3.3: Dead Bug Assessment
3.4: Bird Dog Assessment
3.5: Spinal Wave Assessment
Section 4 - Fixing Your Back
4.1: Spinal Breathing
4.2: Bodyweight Movement Re-Education
4.3: Loaded Movement Series
4.4: Dr. Z's Final Thoughts