Locking Lumbars - Psoas & Multifidus
In this presentation we will investigate the impact of Psoas and Multifidus dysfunction on facet function, disc pathology and back pain. Understanding the typical dysfunctional patterns in these important spinal muscles, and how to treat them is the key to quickly unlocking chronic back pain. We take a thorough approach to correcting dysfunction starting with establishing the nature of the clients present dysfunction through assessment, progressing into clear and simple treatment strategies and finally covering individualised home care that is client and condition specific.
Locking Lumbars learning objectives:
• Students will be able to assess and differentiate between shortness and over-stretching in Psoas
• Students will be able to identify portions of Multifidus that are short & tight or over-stretched and weak.
• Students will be able to devise a treatment plan and rehab to address the specific presenting dysfunction in Psoas and Multifidus.
Locking Lumbars learning outcomes:
• Students will be able to describe the typical patterns of dysfunction associated with Psoas and Multifidus
• Students will be able to identify the low back conditions that Psoas and Multifidus dysfunction can cause or contribute to.
• Students will be able to identify spinal segments affected by Multifidus dysfunction
• Students will be able to describe a range of assessments for identifying dysfunction or injury in Psoas and Multifidus
• Students will be able to differentiate between loss of extensibility in Psoas and Rectus femoris.
• Students will be able to list the cautions and contraindications for working in the abdominal area.