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Manual Therapy for the Piriformis & Quadratus Lumborum: The Solution to Back & Pelvic Pain You Are Missing

Peggy Lamb, MA, LMT, BCTMB
Full Day
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Your work with lower back pain can give patients their lives back, allowing them to once again enjoy the things that debilitating pain had taken from them.

The piriformis and quadratus lumborum, often-missed muscles in back and pelvic pain, can mimic other dysfunctions frustrating your ability to identify the root of your patients’ problem.

Not only that, the piriformis and quadratus lumborum are difficult muscles to palpate, leaving you feeling hesitant and uncertain in your treatment plan.

Don’t go down the wrong treatment path, feeling defeated and worried that your client will face surgery that you can help them avoid.

Feel your confidence grow and your skills sharpen as you gain new, evidence-based strategies to release the quadratus Lumborum and piriformis and stop the pain in as little as 4 to 6 sessions.

Identify the root of the problem the first time by using special assessment tests and measures, so you can address the pain and restore function quicker. Utilizing case studies and demonstration lab time, you will walk away from this workshop immediately ready to confidently tackle low back and pelvis pain in your patients.

Peggy Lamb, LMT, has spent the last 30 plus years as a manual therapist. In that time, she has treated numerous low back and pelvic dysfunctions by effectively releasing these two difficult and often overlooked muscles, giving her patients a new lease on life. Her experience and knowledge will allow you to do the same for your patients.

So sign up today to confidently and effectively treat low back and pelvic pain in your patients!



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test and evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Exercise Physiologists

ASEP members will earn 5.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.

Massage Therapists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #1808. This course is offered for 7.0 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Live activity is offered at .60  CEUs Intermediate, Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Peggy Lamb, MA, LMT, BCTMB's Profile

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Peggy Lamb, MA, LMT, BCTMB, has been a manual therapist and bodyworker for over 30 years and is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She owns a private massage and movement therapy business, where she practices when she’s not lecturing. Ms. Lamb received her initial training at the New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at Wellness Skills, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. She taught clinical anatomy and physiology, trigger point therapy, and Swedish techniques at Wellness Skills, Inc., in Dallas and at Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin. In addition to her extensive training massage therapy, she also teaches dance and yoga and is a personal trainer. She is the author of Releasing the Iliopsoas and Quadratus Lumborum and Stretch Your Patients: The Bodyworker’s Guide to Client Table Stretches. Ms. Lamb is an approved CE provider for the Texas Department of Health, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and the Florida Department of Health. In addition, she has presented nationally at many AMTA state chapter conventions. Ms. Lamb brings her eclectic and extensive background into her teaching for an enlightening and enjoyable learning experience.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Peggy Lamb maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and consulting fees from PESI, Inc. Ms. Lamb is a published author and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Peggy Lamb has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Please note: There will be a 60 minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Evaluate the anatomy of the low back and pelvis and what roles the piriformis and quadratus lumborum play.
  2. Integrate assessment tests for a short piriformis and piriformis syndrome.
  3. Investigate trigger point referral patterns of the piriformis and quadratus lumborum.
  4. Practice techniques for palpating, stretching, and releasing the piriformis and lateral rotators.
  5. Develop plan of care using standing, prone, and side-lying techniques to gently and effectively release the quadratus lumborum and ultimately save your hands.
  6. Determine strategies for avoiding reoccurring injuries of the low back and pelvis.


  • How the piriformis and the quadratus lumborum impact the SIJ
  • The biomechanics of the pelvis
  • Why low back pain is simple yet complex
  • Impact of spinal curves and coupled spinal movement
  • Sacral movement and its relationship to the piriformis
  • Importance of patient education and safety
  • Muscle swimming – unique combination of several manual therapies
  • Positional release: a safe alternative to direct palpation
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Case studies



  • Short piriformis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Positional release
  • MEG technique for short piriformis
  • Demonstration and practice: LAB
  • Pin and rock technique
  • Pin and move technique on trigger points
  • Cupping
  • Assisted table stretch for piriformis
  • Demonstration and practice: LAB



  • High iliac crest
  • MET corrects for high iliac crest
  • Positional release for short quadratus lumborum
  • Demonstration and practice: LAB
  • Standing techniques
    • Assessment of QL length from side-bending
    • Standing papation
    • Demonstration and practice: LAB
  • Prone techniques
    • Skin rolling
    • Warming the tissue
    • Assessing the tissue
    • Cupping
    • Demonstration and practice: LAB
  • Side-lying techniques
    • Fascial lengthening
    • Warming the tissue
    • Practice muscle swimming strategies for release
    • Pin and rock
    • Cupping
    • Pin and move technique on TP’s
    • Demonstration and practice: LAB
  • Additional techniques to create new neuromuscular pathways
    • Stretching techniques
    • Demonstration and practice: LAB

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Rehab Nurses



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 1


Asia B

"At times, Peggy's back was toward the camera so it was difficult to see what she was doing. The camera was rarely on the slides so it was difficulty to follow along with certain segments of the presentation."


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