Using Disc Hydration Principles to Heal the Intervertebral Disc

Musculoskeletal Courses

Course Description

1.3 Contact Hours / 0.13 CEUs

This presentation will address intervertebral disc pathophysiology and degeneration processes and the potential for healing and which positions, movements and lifestyle could help strengthen the disc and preserve its health. Some strategies to limit the effects of spinal stenosis will be discussed as well as in the treatment of people with back pain and nerve root compression syndrome.

Target group: PT, PTA, AT, OT

Education Level: Basic


Pre-approved in the following states

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  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..

Objectives and Goals

  1. Explain intervertebral disc pathophysiology and degeneration processes
  2. Identify strategies to preserve disc health
  3. Determine appropriate postures and movements to preserve disc health
  4. Develop strategies to strengthen the disc
  5. Identify when to hydrate/dehydrate the disc based on pain patterns and patients’ characteristics
  6. Provide example of management of patients with nerve root compression syndrome


Jean-Michel Brismée

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