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ZZZZY.) Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbosacral & Neck Ligaments: Both Days (Seattle July 21-22, 2018)


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Instructor: Brian Utting, LMT; NCBTMB #451040-09

Day 1 (Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbosacral Ligaments)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are more than a million workers who 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, and even when it's just a nuisance, it can significantly impact quality of life for our clients. Massage can be a helpful tool in the recovery and rehabilitation process, but it is all too common for clients to receive massage that has a minimal impact on their pain and discomfort.

One of the things commonly missing 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; wear loose clothing

Day 2 (Assessment and Treatment of the Neck Ligaments)

The neck is one of the most common areas of client complaint, injury and dysfunction, and it can be a challenging area to treat effectively. We will explore the deeper terrain of the neck, concentrating on the ligamentous structures that, when injured, often create chronic neck pain and tension. The cervical ligaments are every bit as important as the muscles and the bones, but are often overlooked by massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.

You will learn:

  • a variety of assessment skills
  • general contraindications
  • the treatment skills to help the injured and compromised structures to recover

A primary focus of this class is to help you refine your accuracy in both palpation and treatment, and to help you develop more confidence, specificity and thoroughness in your neck assessment and treatment.

What to Bring: Set of sheets; face cradle cover, pillow/bolster; 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 $45.

Class Date: July 21-22, 2018
Class Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle TBD (please click on the location link for details)
Class Fee: $295 if registered by 7/13/18; $325 if registered after 7/13/18
Cost/Hour: $18.44/hr if registered by 7/13/18; $20.31/hr if registered after 7/13/18
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 $221. 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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