Assessment & Treatment of the Low Back & Hip
The practitioner taking this sports medicine acupuncture foundational course will understand that the low back and hip are observed as one complex and must not be separated in assessment or treatment. Injury to the low back will often involve hip symptoms and conversely, hip pain frequently stems from the lumbar spine. Rather than viewing the low back and hip as distinct, it is of great benefit to treatment outcomes to view the low back and hip complex as one unit. Imbalance of the musculature acting on the hip and low back will be discussed with treatment protocols to help correct these muscle imbalances and alleviate pain. In this workshop, we will examine injuries from a mechanical “how and why” using orthopedic physical evaluations and manual muscle testing to assess the integrity of the musculoskeletal system.
Advanced needle techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitated stretching and myofascial release techniques are also presented and practiced.
This seminar greatly enhances the practitioner’s success rate in treating lower extremity injuries by combining western and eastern diagnostic and treatment techniques.