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Naturopathic Doctor

Management of Common Conditions 201

Lumbar Disc Management I


  • Recognize lumbar disc signs and symptoms.
  • Differentiate disc prolapse from disc extrusion.
  • Identify anatomical structures related to lumbar disc conditions.
  • Describe neuro-muscular physiology as it relates to disc injuries.
  • Determine appropriate exam procedures for diagnosing disc conditions.
  • Assess static range of motion coupled with cross-plane evaluation.
  • Analyze dynamic joint motion using outcome-based assessment tools.
  • Interpret manual muscle testing using eccentric break testing protocols.
  • Grade muscle tone and discover muscle palpation techniques.
  • Interpret neurological tests to determine levels of disc involvement.
  • Design treatment plans based on exam findings.
  • Apply manual manipulation techniques to address the lumbo-pelvic joint lesions.
  • Demonstrate manual methods to reduce abdominal and pelvic muscular dysfunction.
  • Create new muscle memory patterns to correct chronic conditions.
  • Compare pre- and post- treatment findings to support care plans.

Todd Turnbull, DC

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