Strategies for Treating Low Back Injuries with Aquatic Therapy- EDT
Presented By: Murphy Grant, MS, LAT, PES Assistant Athletic Director – Sports Medicine and Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Kansas
This webinar will provide treatment ideas for using hydrotherapy for low back injuries such as Lumbar Sprain, Muscular Strains, Contusions, Sciatica, Herniated Disks, Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis.
Strategies to develop rehabilitation programs and progressions using aquatic therapy as a medium will also be discussed. These strategies will help to safely and effectively rehabilitate patients or athletes by challenging them with stability, strengthening and power exercises.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
The anatomy of the low back
Most common injuries to low back
The properties of water that make it ideal for treating low back injuries
Specific rehabilitation exercises for low back injuries
Murphy Grant, who has been a Division I athletic trainer for ten years, is entering into his eighth year as head football athletic trainer and his sixth as Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas. Grant came to KU after five years as the athletic trainer for the men’s basketball program at Oklahoma State. He also served as the Cowboys’ strength and conditioning coach for two seasons.
Grant attended Quincy (IL) University, where he was a member of the football team from 1992-96. He graduated with a degree in athletic training in 1997. Murphy then went to Illinois State, where he served as a graduate assistant in the athletic training department while receiving his master’s degree in exercise science in 1999. The following summer, he spent one season working with the Boston Red Sox rookie league team. Prior to arriving at OSU, Murphy served two years as head athletic trainer at Missouri Valley College.
In his career, Murphy has been involved in exciting postseason success. While at OSU the Cowboys basketball team advanced to the Final Four, as well as a Sweet 16 appearance. He has been a part of back-to-back bowl games with Kansas football.
In addition to his athletic training work at OSU and Kansas, Grant has also worked with the television show The Biggest Loser, designing workout programs for its contestants, specifically regimens affiliated with HydroWorx. Additionally, Grant has spent time working with the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premiere League and also Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. With his vast knowledge of aquatic therapy, he has been a lecturer at several aquatic based seminars.