Sunday, June 26, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
6 CE hours
Many therapists who treat low back pain have realized that it is one of the most common issues that their clients/patients deal with and can be quite complex. The quadratus lumborum, although small in size, has demonstrated that it can make a big impact on how the low back is able to function. As it tightens, pulling on the ASIS, it can cause the gluteal muscles, the six lateral rotators, the hamstrings and calf muscles all to “fight” back.
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which travels from your lower back through your hips, buttocks and down each leg; back, front and side. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica is a set of symptoms that may be caused by numerous issues including general compression and/or irritation of one of the five spinal nerve roots. When the psoas and illiacus muscles tighten up due to injuries, poor posture, long-term sitting, improper ergonomics or even stress, it can affect the structure and function of the pelvis and lumbar, thoracic and even cervical vertebrae, causing pain and limiting movements.
Since the lumbar muscles, psoas, illiacus and sciatic nerve can be affected merely by the ways we stand, sit, and even walk and ultimately affect our ability to perform normal daily functions, it is essential that we recognize these muscles and the varied ways we can bring stability and restoration to our clients/patients. This course encompasses a diversity of soft tissue techniques and self-help care used in treating incapacitating pain of the lower body. These techniques will be demonstrated to assist participants to learn how they can assist their clients/patients.