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Releasing the Iliopsoas


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $179

1. Review the anatomy of the low back and pelvis.
2. Identify assessment tests for a short iliopsoas and rotated pelvis.
3. Examine trigger point referral patterns of the iliopsoas.
4. Practice techniques for palpating, stretching, and releasing the iliopsoas and secondary thigh flexors.
5. Incorporate Peggy Lamb's Muscle Swimming in order to release the iliopsoas/secondary thigh flexors and save your hands.
6. Discover strategies for preventing low back injuries

Target Audience
• Massage Therapists • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Rehabilitation Nurses • Strength and Conditioning Specialists • Exercise Physiologists • Athletic Trainers

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CEU details.

Strategies for Restoring the Low Back
For many therapists, treating low back pain is the number one issue for their patients. While there are likely a myriad of causes for this pain, the biggest factor is the iliopsoas muscle. When the iliopsoas muscle becomes contracted due to injuries, poor posture, extended stints of sitting, or even stress, it can alter the biomechanics of the pelvis and lumbar, thoracic, and even cervical vertebrae. Called the "hidden prankster" by authors Janet Travell and David Simons, this enigmatic muscle is the key to restoring power, ease, and fluidity to not only the low back but also to the rest of the body.
Since the iliopsoas can be distorted simply by the ways we stand, sit, and even walk and ultimately affects our spine and pelvis, it is crucial we understand this muscle and the various ways we can bring balance and restoration to our patients. In this one-day seminar, Peggy Lamb, MA, LMT, NCTMB, guides participants through various releasing techniques and stretching strategies for the iliopsoas and the secondary thigh flexors. Her primary method, called Muscle Swimming, incorporates elements of deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point techniques in order to glide the fascial layers and involve the neurology of active muscle contraction. This lab-intensive course is essential for any rehab or medical professional working toward assisting their clients and helping them achieve an injury-free state.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM