Clinical Massage for Low Back Pain

with Bob Steine

August 2, 2015
Sunday, 10am-5pm
6 CE hours
**10% discount for TLC students/grads**
**Please note, if you are a current student here or a Feb. 2013 graduate, this advanced workshop is derived from the second half of our training here.**

“Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States — only headache is more common.” — National Institutes of Health

In Orthopedic Massage for Low Back Pain you will learn about:

  • The causes of low back pain
  • “Z-joint” dysfunction
  • Neuromuscular dysfunction
  • Anatomy of the low back
  • Traditional treatments

The soft tissue manipulations you will learn and practice will be closely supervised with instructor guidance on the techniques and body mechanics:

  • Lower back myofascial release
  • Mobilizations for the lower back
  • Fists down erectors
  • Deep longitudinal stripping of the erector spinae and quadratus lumborum
  • Quadratus lumborum trigger point deactivation
  • Lamina groove deep longitudinal stripping
  • Quadratus lumborum – pin and stretch in side-lying position
  • Quadratus lumborum – active-assisted stretch
  • Iliopsoas – active-assisted stretch

For many therapists this will be the first time to really have a thorough set of powerful techniques to dramatically help people with low back pain.

Add this important, essential and valuable new skill level to your work!

Items to bring/wear for this workshop include:

  • Oil or Creme Lubricant
  • 1 set of sheets
  • 1 Blanket
  • Loose comfortable clothing
  • A light sweater or jacket is recommended as temperatures in meeting areas are sometimes difficult to control

Bob Steine, LMT, MTI, has had a private practice in massage therapy for twelve years in Austin, San Marcos, and Wimberley, Texas, specializing in chair massage, deep massage, and clinical bodywork. He has been for many years a core instructor at the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, providing instruction in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Clinical Bodywork, Deep Massage, Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology.