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Additional Locations Added!
We are excited to announce that Health Connections Enterprises is now active in MD, PA, TX, NC, MN, WI, and AR. We will be expanding to GA, MO and MI before the end of 2016. We thank everyone for their support of our model of care for the musculoskeletal system!
Employer Newsletter – October 2016
Multi-Region Core Stability
Effectively Evaluate and Treat the
“Three Cores” Of the Body
September 17-18, 2016
Multi-Region Core Stability refers to the ability of the shoulder girdle, lumbo-pelvic, and hip regions to control torsion in order to protect joint mechanisms and provide the basis for movement. This stability enables the extremities to generate functional movement and perform work. These three regions must have stability in order to remain stationary, or move as required, for the extremities to function with appropriate force and precision. The initial function of a muscle is to stop movement; therefore, it is only with a stable base that quality movement can occur. Both a soccer player kicking a ball, and a tennis player serving, require a stable base upon which they can generate the precise movement and force they need to correctly carry out their task. In order for each of these movements to occur with accuracy, strength, and safety, they require the proximal extremity link to be stabilized. This is a hands-on course that will equip the participant with the ability to assess and treat each of these regions, along with their interplays. Drivers of dysfunction are identified and the treatment rationale multifaceted but includes inhibition of over-active muscles and movement patterns, followed by the facilitation and strengthening of antigravity muscles. This course is unique, clinic-ready and functional, and enables a therapist to stay modern with evidence-based treatment techniques and rationale. The methodology taught is applicable to many varying patient populations. Addressing the cause, more so than the result, enables treatment to be more effective.
Empowering Employers to Prevent Low Back Problems
Understanding the Low Back & Human Spine
Why is it so hard to diagnose and treat?
Focusing on Prevention!
Our afternoon session, designed for HCE clients and prospects, will focus on the number one musculoskeletal cost for employers, the low back. Trillions of dollars and millions of hours have been spent trying to prevent these conditions or treating them when prevention efforts fail. And still, the current system in the United States has a very limited success rate toward this issue. Our afternoon session will be consist of four, 45 minute talks which explain how HCE’s integrated approach and deeper understanding of the back lead to effective prevention programs that reduce injury rates and control cost.
Low Back / Spinal Basics: Our first session will describe the basic anatomy and function of the low back and spine in general. This initial look at the workings of the low back and spine will help you begin to understand the complexity of this area of the human body, and the limited scope of the current US Healthcare industries understanding of these conditions. You will learn about the bony structures, the discs, and the spinal cord /spinal nerves that are the major focus of the medical system.
The Limits of the Current System: The second session will discuss common conditions of the low back and spine in general, and how the limited approach of the current US Healthcare system is failing you, your employees and the public at large.
A Deeper Look: In our third session, we will explore the human spine and low back in more detail. We will describe additional anatomical and physiological structures that can NOT be ignored. We will explain how the human spine is designed to move and support the movement of the arms and legs, and we will help you understand how the entire human body is integrated for proper function of the human spine.
Proper Treatment / Prevention: During our final 45 minute session, we will use your newly acquired and more comprehensive understanding of the human spine to describe a proper treatment approach with a focus on the low back. We will also describe proven prevention programs that utilize this additional knowledge to increase their positive outcomes.
To learn more click here : November 29th Event Flyer
New: M-TEC Center!
HCE’S Musculoskeletal-Triage, Education/Exercise and Communication (M-TEC) program is live in select markets. HCE’s M-TEC program can be utilized in both a preventative and wellness environment, and to assist in the recovery of someone that is suffering from a musculoskeletal condition. We are working on the final aspects of integrating this exciting program with our website. You can request to be a part of this program via our “Request a Consult” link on our home page. We look forward to hearing from you!