Clinical Companion to with Dr. Phillip Snell

Assessment and Exercise Interventions for the Flexion Intolerant and Disc-Injured Low Back

DATES: July 21, 2018 – July 22, 2018
(Saturday 8:30 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM)

LOCATION: Stax Charlotte, 3722 South Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28217


INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Phillip Snell

COST: Professionals: $595; Students: $395

This course is for licensed Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, etc. Personal Trainers and Bodyworkers may attend only with waiver obtained directly from Dr. Snell.

Contact for waiver.

Additional Information: This course is a lecture/lab course. Please wear comfortable clothing you are able to move freely in. Exercise apparel is encouraged.

CEU: 12 For Chiropractors


Learn to Integrate the Current Evidence and Cutting Edge Functional Rehab Exercise Methods in Management of Lumbar Disc Injury!
Managing a lumbar disc injury in the clinic requires an understanding of the mechanics of flexion intolerance. This requires an approach that incorporates a functional toolbox, not just a structurally oriented viewpoint. Participants in this event will learn structural and functional assessment techniques to find the complaining disc before it produces neurological symptoms. Treatment strategies utilizing movement re-patterning exercises will help you teach patients to help themselves. Special attention will be paid to common exercises to avoid in the gym and rehab environment which frequently result in re-injury.

Learning Objectives:


green good iconRecognize the effectiveness of exercise interventions in managing this serious and common type of spine presentation.

green good iconLearn to integrate current pain neuroscience into management of chronic back pain.

green good iconRecognizing the continuum of flexion related structural injury.

green good iconDifferentiating the injured disc vs. other commonly presenting back injuries.

green good iconDeveloping familiarity with specific exercise interventions to manage pain.

green good iconTrain hip dissociation by improving spine stabilization using Prague School and U of Waterloo derived principles.

green good iconIntegrate Joint by Joint Approach to spare the spine by improving mobility in the hip and T-sp.

green good iconSafe ways to build strength in the recovering flexion-injured spine.

green good iconHow to build agility in the injured spine to avoid re-injury with rapid movements.

green good iconWhen to add power exercise into the rehab programs.

green good iconSport specific considerations in rehab of the flexion-intolerant back.

green good iconHistochemical associations between painful vs. non-painful herniated discs.

About The Instructor


Dr. Snell maintains a rehab-focused clinical practice in Portland, OR where he also serves as adjunct faculty for University of Western States. He is the creator and content manager for the online programs, and He is the co-creator with Dr. Justin Dean of the Dermal Traction Method (DTM), formerly known as YAP.

Dr. Snell’s clinic was a treatment site for the 2 largest NIH funded grants in chiropractic history. Much of the material for this course is gleaned from combining the most current research in pain neuroscience, biomechanics, radiology, biochemistry, exercise science and orthopedics. That material has been leveraged in his work with several world record holders in the sport of powerlifting.

Hotel Information:


Courtyard by Marriot Charlotte Airport/Billy Graham Parkway
321 W Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704 945 6800

Hotel is a Short Commute to Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Hotel Offers Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
No Parking Fees or Charges for Hotel Guests

Hotel is less than 3 Minute drive to Stax Charlotte Venue and 5 Minutes to Uptown Charlotte



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Seminar Information Please Contact

Dr. Matthew Hargreaves at Carolina Spine & Sports

Phone: 980 819 5040