Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Global and Local Contributors to Low Back Pain with Joseph Rodin

Instructor: Joseph Rodin, LMT, Certified Trager Practitioner

More than 80% of Americans experience back pain every year and for 8% it's a chronic condition. The US spends over fifty billion dollars a year treating it. Massage, manual therapy, chiropractic, exercise, joint mobilizations, injections, rest, medications, and mindfulness are among the treatments available, with no clear winner.

While massage is often effective with low back pain, why do some clients have only a temporary response? For stubborn situtations, we need an integrative approach that invites a combination of treating skeletal asymmetries in the lumbar spine and pelvis, local soft tissue treatments for the anterior and posterior lumbar and pelvic area, and global contributors including the lower extremities, and upper body.

In this class you will learn:

  • Quick, effective active, passive, and sonic assessment techniques drawn from Osteopathic, Orthopaedic, Trager and other approaches
  • Assessment and treatments of Pelvic ring, including joints and soft tissue
  • Assessment and treatments of Lumbar spine, including joints and soft tissue
  • Anterior soft tissue approaches to Lumbar pain
  • Assessment and treatments of global structures that directly contribute to low back pain from neck to ankle.

Soft tissue techniques include trigger point, positional release, indirect and direct myofascial release, wave-based therapy (Trager), and using local and distal hand holds for myofascial releases (long lever and short lever approaches).

You will leave this class with the knowledge for how to treat lower back pain that doesn't sufficiently respond to our "go to" massage skills.

What to Bring: Please see the class description on the Therapeutic Training Center's Website for details

Class Date: June 16, 2024
Class Time: Sunday 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 full class details.
Cost: $170
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr
CE Hours: 8

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For more information, or to register, please contact:

Robbin Blake
Therapeutic Training Center
P: 206.853.6875

Taught By Joseph Rodin, LMT, Certified Trager Practitioner
When Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:00 AM
Where Therapeutic Training Center 700 NW 42nd St Ste 247 (Office only, not a classroom. See location link provided above.)
Seattle, WA 98107
CE Hours 8
Price $170
Posted Wednesday, May 08, 2024 03:35 PM