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. Explore various releasing techniques and stretching strategies for the iliopsoas and the secondary thigh flexors. The primary method used, 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 recording is essential for any rehab or medical professional working toward assisting their clients and helping them achieve an injury-free state.
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|Manual - Releasing the Iliopsoas (17.37 MB)||47 Pages||Available after Purchase|
PEGGY LAMB, MA, LMT, BCTMB, has been practicing massage since 1986 and is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She currently owns a private massage and movement therapy business, where she practices when she’s not touring the country speaking.
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 in massage therapy, Ms. Lamb holds a master’s degree in dance from American University in Washington, DC, where the concepts to body movement have been instrumental in her work with the core and low back. She also teaches dance and yoga and is a personal trainer.
She is the author of Releasing the Rotator Cuff, The Core of the Matter: Releasing the Iliopsoas and Quadratus Lumborum, and Stretch Your Clients: The Bodyworker’s Guide to Client Table Stretches. Ms. Lamb brings her eclectic and extensive background into her teaching for an enlightening and enjoyable learning experience.
Financial: Peggy Lamb maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Peggy Lamb has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Review of the Anatomy
Principles of Muscle Swimming
Assessment Tests and Preliminary Releases
Deep Tissue Work
Releasing the Iliopsoas - Step-by-Step Demonstration of
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