Treatment of the Lumbar Complex

Simply put, this course takes the complexity out of assessing and treating lower back dysfunction and conveniently combines assessment options with an array of treatment tools to address the lumbar spine complex. Through it, you’ll learn the key structures that are involved in lumbar dysfunction and how to efficiently find these structures to help guide treatment.¬†Treatment techniques are all evidence-based and include Muscle Energy Technique (MET), articular mobilization, myofascial release and stabilization exercises to give you a multi-faceted treatment approach. Plus, every technique will be repeated several times so you can learn to treat this area with confidence. You should feel comfortable with most lumbar patients once you leave this class!

 

As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give you skills you can use immediately upon returning to the clinic.

Sat 18 May 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MI - Lansing

Peak Performance Physical Therapy - Lansing
7402 Westshire Dr, Suite 105
Lansing MI 48917
United States

Patrick Hoban

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 18 May 2024 - Sunday, 19 May 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Patrick Hoban
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 18 May 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MI - Lansing

Peak Performance Physical Therapy - Lansing
7402 Westshire Dr, Suite 105
Lansing MI 48917
United States

Patrick Hoban

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 9 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

VA - Norfolk

Sentara Therapy Center Orthopedics and Sports Performance
6201 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk VA 23502
United States

Jim Herman

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 9 November 2024 - Sunday, 10 November 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Jim Herman
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 9 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

VA - Norfolk

Sentara Therapy Center Orthopedics and Sports Performance
6201 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk VA 23502
United States

Jim Herman

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 7 Dec 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MD - Glen Burnie

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie MD 21061
United States

Jim Herman

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 7 December 2024 - Sunday, 8 December 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Jim Herman
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 7 Dec 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MD - Glen Burnie

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie MD 21061
United States

Jim Herman

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Correctly and independently perform 12 lumbar mobilization techniques
  • Correctly and independently identify specific effects of Muscle Energy Technique and manipulations
  • Correctly demonstrate palpation, use of testing techniques, and application of specific mobilizations and releases of the lumbar complex
  • Quickly correlate multiple positive tests to ascertain a correct assessment of lumbar dysfunction
  • Correctly and independently identify three specific effects of direct articulations at the lumbar spine

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Correctly and independently perform 12 lumbar mobilization techniques
  • Correctly and independently identify specific effects of Muscle Energy Technique and manipulations
  • Correctly demonstrate palpation, use of testing techniques, and application of specific mobilizations and releases of the lumbar complex
  • Quickly correlate multiple positive tests to ascertain a correct assessment of lumbar dysfunction
  • Correctly and independently identify three specific effects of direct articulations at the lumbar spine

Saturday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lecture: Introduction and Principles of Treatment
9:30am
Lecture: Types of Dysfunctions
10:15am
Lecture: Review of Anatomy
11:00am
Lab: Assessment Techniques for Lumbar Dysfunctions and Soft Tissue
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Palpation of Muscles
2:00pm
Lab: Lumbar Spine Assessment
3:45pm
Lab: Treatment of Lumbar Spine Leg Pull
4:30pm
Lab: Treatment of Lumbar Spine Flexion Dysfunctions
5:00pm
Lab: Review of Evidence-Based Literature
5:30pm
Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lab: Treatment of Lumbar Spine Flexion Dysfunctions
9:30am
Lab: Treatment of Lumbar Spine Extension Dysfunctions
10:30am
Lab: Treatment of Lumbar Spine Type I Dysfunctions
11:00am
Lab: Review of Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Mobilization
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: MFR and STM of Multifidus
1:30pm
Lab: MFR and STM of Quadratus, Lumborum, Piriformis, Psoas and Iliacus
3:15pm
Lab: Spinal Exercise Stabilization and Transverse Abdominus
4:00pm
Lab: Speed Mobilization and Clinical Application
4:30pm
Lab: Review of Evidence-Based Literature
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Jim Herman

PT, MPT, MS, CIMT

Jim received his Masters degrees in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1997 and 2000 respectively. As a graduate assistant at UNLV, he instructed anatomy and physiology lab sections as well as courses in fitness walking and aquatics. Since graduating, Jim spent two years teaching spinal orthopaedics and pathological conditions as an adjunct instructor in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Henry Ford Community College. Clinically, Jim has worked primarily in outpatient orthopaedics, including five years with Patrick Hoban at Probility Physical Therapy. Recently, Jim relocated to South Carolina and is supervisor of Blythewood Physical Therapy. He joined Great Lakes Seminars in 2003 to assist with instruction of the Lumbar Complex, Sacroiliac, and Cervical Thoracic courses and has been a primary instructor for the past five years.

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