Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar and Sacral Ligaments with Brian Utting
Instructor: Brian Utting, LMT; NCBTMB
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than a million workers suffer back injuries in a year, and that they account for about 20% of the total work-related injuries. Back pain can be debilitating for many people, and even when it's just a nuisance, it can significantly impact their fundamental quality of life. Massage can often be a helpful tool in the recovery and rehabilitation process, but unfortunately, it is all too common for clients to receive massage that has a minimal impact on the source of their pain and discomfort.
One of the elements commonly missing when working with back injuries is a better understanding of, and ability to specifically palpate, the terrain of the low back and sacrum, particularly connective tissue structures like the various supporting ligaments. These ligaments are every bit as important as the muscles, bones, and fascia, but are often overlooked by massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.
In this class, you will learn to palpate and treat some of the most commonly injured ligaments in the low back and pelvis, including the iliolumbar, intertransverse, sacroiliac, sacrotuberous, supraspinous, and interspinous ligaments, as well as a few key postural muscles.
What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover, pillow or bolster, gelpak, pillowcase, 2 washcloths, 6 colored pencils or highlighters (no pens); wear loose clothing.
Registration Options: We are offering these 2 classes of Brian Utting at a discounted group rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking each individual class. If you would like to register for just one or both days, please click on the following links to register, otherwise continue on to register both classes. Please note that by taking the both classes, you save $25.
|What participants have said about this class:
- "I found this class extremely informative; it's something my own body needed, and I hadn't been able to pinpoint it." - Sabrina B.
- "This class was taught by experienced instructors who had really thought through the progression of the class--the content made sense and flowed well, lending itself to really retaining the knowledge." - Meredith C.
- "Brian's teachings are intelligent, precise and effective. After receiving the work yesterday, my back feels more fluid and happy, and during the treatment, I went to that deep place of relaxation where drool happens." - Jen E.
Class Dates: August 17, 2019
Class Times: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle -- Please click on the this link to go to the class description on the Therapeutic Training Center's website for the location detail.
Class Fee: $170 if registered by 8/9/19; $190 if registered after 8/9/19
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr if registered by 8/9/19; $23.75/hr if registered after 8/9/19
CE Hours: 8
Reviewers Discount: If you have taken this class previously through the Therapeutic Training Center, you may review it at a 25% discount on tuition. The reviewer's price for this class is $128. If you are eligible for the reviewer's discount, please call 206.853.6875 to register or register by mail as the website only offers classes at the regular price.
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