The Iliopsoas: The Missing Link to Lower Back and Hip Pain, 4/9/2024


About the Course:
Discover how to unearth the root of back pain and identify proper methods for releasing the iliopsoas' vital core muscle of the body to return power, ease, and fluidity to your patients.

For many therapists, treating low back pain is the number one issue for their patients. While there are likely a myriad of causes for this pain, the biggest factor is the iliopsoas muscle. When the muscle becomes contracted due to injuries, poor posture, extended stints of sitting, or even stress, it can alter the biomechanics of the pelvis and lumbar, thoracic and even cervical vertebrae. Called the “hidden prankster's by authors Janet Travell and David Simons, this enigmatic muscle is the key to restoring power, ease, and fluidity to not only the low back but also to the rest of the body.  

Since the iliopsoas can be distorted simply by the ways we stand, sit, and even walk and ultimately affects our spine and pelvis, it is crucial we understand this muscle and the various ways we can bring balance and restoration to our patients. Peggy Lamb, MA, LMT, BCTMB, guides participants through various releasing techniques and stretching strategies for the iliopsoas and the secondary thigh flexors.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the actions, functions, and influences the iliopsoas and secondary thigh flexors muscles has on the low back and pelvis
  • Identify if low back and hip pain is due to the iliopsoas and secondary thigh flexors muscles
  • Identify trigger point referral patterns of the iliopsoas
  • Identify assessment tests and corrections for a short iliopsoas and rotated pelvis
  • Identify techniques for palpating, releasing the iliopsoas and secondary thigh flexors
  • Identify stretches to maintain your client’s low back and pelvic health

About the Author:
Peggy Lamb has been practicing massage since 1986 and is Nationally Certified. She received her initial training at the New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts in Santa Fe and at Wellness Skills, Inc. in Dallas. She taught Clinical Anatomy and Physiology, Trigger Point Therapy and Swedish Technique at Wellness Skills, Inc. and is now on the faculty of Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin.  Peggy holds a Masters Degree in Dance from American University in Washington, D.C. She also teaches dance and yoga and is a personal trainer. Peggy is an approved CEU provider for the Texas Department of Health, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and by the Florida Department of Health. She brings her eclectic and extensive background into her teaching for an interesting and enlightening learning experience. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

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