SMA Foundational recorded webinars are an excellent way to expand and deepen your knowledge and supplement your SMA education. They are also a great introduction to our method of assessment and treatment for students considering our more comprehensive live, in-person foundational classes, live foundational webinars, live, in-person SMAC Program classes, and live SMAC Program webinars (check out current schedule HERE).

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SMA Foundational Webinar Class Descriptions

Psoas Major: Structure, Function & Treatment (Recorded Webinar)

RECORDED WEBINAR: Psoas Major: Structure, Function & Treatment | SPORTSMEDICINEACUPUNCTURE.COMThe psoas major is a crucial structure to understand as it is involved with the stability and balance of the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip joint. Since it is in such a central location in the body, imbalances in this muscle can impact the entire body, but it is especially important to understand its influence when working with low back, hip and groin pain.

This class will explore the functional anatomy of the psoas major and it will look at its role in spinal and hip mechanics. We will explore how imbalances impact the spine and pelvis and how this muscle can be involved with lordosis, spinal rotations, spinal bends and pelvic tilts. In addition, this class will explore the channel and organ relationships of this muscle to help integrate the anatomy into the channel system. Comprehensive treatment approaches will be explored using local, adjacent and distal acupuncture, myofascial release, and corrective exercises.

Quadratus Lumborum: Structure, Function & Treatment (Live Webinar)

The quadratus lumborum (QL) is a crucial structure of the lumbar spine. Despite its importance, its role in stability and its contribution to low back pain are controversial and not fully understood. The QL is reported to be more of a postural muscle that acts as an intersection of tensional force, rather than being a prime mover in any particular action. Practitioners should remember that all muscles interconnect as a function of the fascial system, and for the quadratus lumborum, the practitioner must look further than just treating this muscle as an individual pain generator. In this presentation, we will discuss the latest research on this muscle, its complex structure and relevant neurology, its myofascial connections to neighboring tissues, and its sinew channel connections. We will also discuss assessment, acupuncture point protocols, and local anatomy related to proper needling. In addition, we will highlight targeted myofascial release and corrective exercises protocols to help correct postural imbalances, restore function, and reinforce the acupuncture.

  • The practitioner will be able to describe the complex structural, fascial and neural anatomy of the quadratus lumborum.
  • The practitioner will be able to describe the actions of the quadratus lumborum.
  • The practitioner will be to describe how the quadratus lumborum links with the channel system.
  • The practitioner will be able to apply various functional assessments to find imbalances in the quadratus lumborum and its connected myofascial tissues.
  • The practitioner will be able to apply acupuncture, myofascial release and corrective exercise protocols for the quadratus lumborum.
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SMA Foundational Recorded Webinars

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INSTRUCTOR(S): CallisonLau

See the “SMA Foundational Class Descriptions” tab above for the course description.

INSTRUCTOR(S): CallisonLau

See the “SMA Foundational Class Descriptions” tab above for the course description.

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