08/25/2018, King of Prussia - Lumbar, Sciatic and Psoas Pain
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 6 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 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.
Review the anatomy of the low back and pelvis, helping to understand how the lumbar muscles, sciatic nerve, and psoas muscles are involved with each other.
Common and uncommon causes of pain associated with back pain.
Discuss different available treatment options
Practice techniques for palpating, stretching, and releasing the quadratus lumborum and low back muscles.
Practice techniques for palpating, stretching, and releasing the gluteal muscles, lateral rotators and hamstrings.
Practice techniques for palpating, stretching, and releasing the psoas and secondary thigh flexors.
Learn and practice self-help exercises to assist and prevent injuries and pain.
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Cortiva Institute - King of Prussia Campus
211 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
CE Credits: 7
Instructor: Anthony Guglielmo