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Recordings of ATMS Webinar Series: Lower Cross Syndrome

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This is a 3 part webinar series.

Where: Online

CPE: 6 CPE points

Access: Webinar recordings can be watched at any time.


ATMS Webinar Series: Lower Cross Syndrome

Lower Cross Syndrome is a term that describes a number of different types of altered postures through biomechanical changes over a period of time. These changes can contribute to a number of musculoskeletal conditions that can lead to local and distal pain, decreased range of motion and poor functional movement patterns needed on a daily basis.

Not only can Lower Cross Syndrome cause soft tissue pain and dysfunction involving the spine but it can also lead to hip, knee, foot and ankle associated soft tissue pain and dysfunction.

This three part webinar series will cover specific musculoskeletal conditions related to Lower Cross Syndrome, corrective exercises and corrective stretching will be implemented to help reverse these postural changes leading to a reduction in pain and significant increases in range of motion. Specific myofascial techniques and specific point mobilisation techniques will also be included.

By the end of this webinar series participants will be able to assess and treat the lower spine for Lower Cross Syndrome with a range of different soft tissue modalities, point mobilisation techniques, and will be able to prescribe specific exercises for long term management.

Part 1

  •  Introduction of Lower Cross Syndrome (LCS)
  • Ideal posture vs non ideal posture
  • Contributing factors contributing to LCS
  • Musculoskeletal conditions that can be associated with LCS
  • Corrective exercises for the lumbar spine
  • Corrective exercises for the gluteal complex
  • Hands on treatment techniques for LCS
  • Q&A


Part 2

  • Revision of Part 1
  • Hands on treatment techniques for LCS
  • Corrective stretching for the deep front line
  • Corrective stretching for the superficial front line
  • Corrective exercises for glute & hamstring co-contraction
  • Corrective exercises for the hamstrings
  • Q&A


Part 3

  • Revision of Part 2
  • Corrective exercises for the tibialis posterior
  • Functional exercises incorporating a resistance band
  • Q&A


Rob Orr

Rob Orr is a clinical myotherapist and a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist (one of only 170 in Australia). 

He specialises in acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain of the spine and the extremities, sciatica, musculoskeletal injuries related to sport and altered bio-mechanics, corrective exercises, functional stretching, and client education/self-management.

With over 15 years of experience in myotherapy and lecturing, Rob is currently working in a private practice and lecturing at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Rob is passionate about continuously updating his knowledge in the most current evidence-based research and strives to never stop learning. He is an enthusiastic participant of all forms of exercise including rugby, weight training, martial arts, Olympic lifting, swimming boxing and yoga.


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