with Bob Steine
**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!
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.