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Effective Treatments for Sciatica


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

1. Identify lower crossed syndromes of muscle imbalance
2. Discuss how to list 4 contributing factors associated with sciatica
3. Determine how to perform 6 self-help exercises
4. Describe how to enhance treatment with active assisted stretching and passive assisted stretching
5. Discuss kinesiology tape treatment of sciatic pain
6. Demonstrate 2 techniques to treat soft tissue dysfunction on the legs, sacroiliac, gluteus, low back, and anterior hip

Target Audience
• Massage Therapists • Strength and Conditioning Specialists • Athletic Trainers • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Personal 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.

Using Massage as Treatment for Sciatica and Hip Pain
Sciatica is a set of symptoms that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of the five spinal nerve roots. Piriformis syndrome, while related and many times confused with sciatica, points more to a specific origin of dysfunction. Sciatic nerve dysfunction affects nearly 40 percent of adults at some point during their lifetime. Among the many possible causes of nerve compression, spinal disc herniation leads the list of much research material, but spinal disc herniation accounts for only 5 percent in sciatica cases. The condition can cause extreme pain and numbness and in some cases, the syndrome has no specific cause. Traditional medical treatment is beginning to be replaced by alternative therapies such as specialized massage with amazing results.
This live one-day seminar will focus on the hip and sacroiliac area. A prolonged sitting posture can lead to tight hip flexor muscles that encourage weakness in the low back. Bending of the knees in this position will cause tight hamstrings muscles, which pull the ischium downwards and further strains the low back. This course encompasses a variety of soft tissue techniques and self-help therapies used in treating debilitating pain of the lower extremities. These methods will be demonstrated in order for participants to see how they can be substituted as non-surgical alternatives. You will not only be able to immediately experience the results for yourself, but will also be able to apply these techniques with various patients.

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