Want to crack the code lower back longevity? Whether you're returning from injury or looking to correct your limitations, Dr Matt Zanis has got your back.

Back problems can put an end to athletic careers. Don't wait for the worst to happen or rely on outdated advice when it does.

Take control today with this course developed and delivered by Dr Matt Zanis. It puts the power tools you need to solve lower back issues through self-assessment, movement solutions, and strength training in your hands.



Dr Matt Zanis
Dr Matt Zanis

With a bachelor's in Athletic Training and doctorate in Physical Therapy, Dr Matt Zanis is a movement and orthopedic specialist.

He has solved health problems for Olympians, Navy Seals, and regular Joes alike in his long and esteemed career.

"I help athletes rehab by understanding weaknesses, re-learning how to move well, and building capacity with progressive overload to handle whatever life throws at them."

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Section 1 - Everything You Need to Know About Pain & Your Low Back

1.1: Introduction
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




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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is the course mobile and tablet friendly?
Yep. All Power Athlete Academy courses are fully responsive, and can be accessed on any of the devices that you own.
Who should take this course?
If you find yourself experiencing recurrent episodes of low back pain, you need this course! 9/10 people, including hardcore gym bros, athletes, and weekend warriors, report back pain each year. If you are looking to eliminate pain, strengthen your back, and improve mobility, this course is for you!
Will this course help fix my back pain?
Yes! Pain is multifactorial, and this course addresses many of the variables related to low back pain, including explaining pain itself, and giving you the tools necessary to self-asses and discover your own unique limiting factors.
Will this help with SIJ (sacroiliac joint) pain?
Yes! SIJ pain is related to over reliance of passive structures of the pelvis for stability. This program will give you the movement tools to build strength in your hips and greater control of your lumbar spine and allow the ligaments around the SIJ to “take a load off.”
Will this course help with disc or nerve related pain?
Yes! 80-90% of individuals who receive a diagnostic image showing a disc problem (protrusion herniation, degenerative disc disease) are completely pain free. They are the direct result of lifestyle choice and environmental factors, including our athletic background and 90% of the time are NOT the direct cause of back pain. This course will give you actionable steps and strategies to reduce back pain through movement and lifestyle modification.
Will this help with my squat and deadlift?
Absolutely! Discovering your unique limiting factors through self-assessment and implementation of specific movement strategies will enhance trunk stability, opening up your hips, and allowing for more efficient and economical movement patterns. This will allow you to build tissue resiliency in the squat and deadlift patterns to break through plateaus and hit new PRs!
How much time do I need to spend on the movements to see results?
Best results will be seen when attacking these movements 3-4 times a week. Each session will take you around 20-30 minutes.
Can I incorporate this program into my other training programs?
Yes! These movements are great to throw in as a dynamic warm up prior to any of your scheduled sessions.
Are there any associated CEU’s with this course?
There are no associated continuing education units with this course.

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