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.
More about Aubrey Gowing
Aubrey is a college director at Holistic College Dublin, and program developer for our cutting edge Sports Massage course and C.P.D. workshops. His 30 years clinical experience and 26 years teaching experience, enables him to bring high standards of professionalism and expertise to each diploma course and seminar. His qualifications include: Diplomas in Holistic Massage, Yoga Teaching, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Healing Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Seated On-Site Massage, Stone Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Fitness Instruction and Personal training, Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage levels 3,4 & 5, Orthopaedic Massage, Myoskeletal Therapy, Neuro-Structural Integration and certificates in Delivering Learning and Occupational First Aid. Aubrey has a particular interest in the pain free treatment of over-use, repetitive strain and chronic injuries and details this approach in his book - 'Myoskeletal and Sports Therapy'. In addition to his busy international lecturing schedule, he is also the current President of the Irish Massage Therapists Association. Aubrey is also a registered I.T.E.C instructor, and is on the national register of trainers with FAS/ Enterprise Ireland.
Alison is a college director at Holistic College Dublin. She has 31 years clinical experience and 30 years teaching experience, bringing great knowledge and enthusiasm to each diploma course. Her qualifications include; Diplomas in Holistic Massage, Yoga Teaching, Healing Therapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Beauty Therapy, Fitness Instruction & Personal Training, Remedial and Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Seated On-Site Massage, Pilates Instructor, Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage (all levels) and a Higher Diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy. Prenatal (Pregnancy) and Post Partum Massage, Stone Therapy and City & Guilds Certificate and Diploma in Delivering Learning and Occupational First Aid. Alison is also a registered I.T.E.C instructor, and is on the national register of trainers with FAS/ Enterprise Ireland.