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
Date: Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cortiva Institute – St. Petersburg campus
2370 34th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
CE Credits: 8
Instructor: Anthony Guglielmo
About the Instructor:
As a graduate of the Swedish Institute Anthony became a Nationally certified therapist in 1995 and a NYS licensed massage therapist in 1996.
His practice includes working with many MD’s and Physicians handling a variety of medical conditions that Massage Therapy can be of great assistance.
Anthony has been a guest lecturer to medical students and Professors at Cornell University and Tufts University discussing the benefits of Massage Therapy and is also an author of medical papers and the internationally selling book “The Walrus on My Table” discussing his experiences of Massage Therapy on animals.
In addition to his private practice he is a partner with Cancer Treatment Centers of America working with those dealing with and surviving cancer treatments.
Anthony also provides continuing education classes on a variety of topics to help pass on the knowledge gained over the past 17 years and nearly 33,000 treatments..