Fascial Foundations: The Low Back

May 17, 2019

May 18, 2019

9:00 am To 6:00 am

Body Mind Learn Center, North North Court, Palatine, IL, USA





Event Description

Course Description:
Fascial Foundations 1: The Low Back is intended for manual therapists and hands-on professionals of all backgrounds.

The lecture component will combine fascial anatomy and physiology with the latest research to give the participant a solid foundation and rationale for treatment.

The practical portion will outline new assessment protocols and specific treatment techniques for the fascia of the body relative to the low back.

These treatment techniques and protocols will be applicable to professionals in multiple disciplines, including: massage therapists, physical therapists, orthopedists, structural integrators, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiatrists, physicians and other hands-on professionals.

Identify the role of fascia in the body and explain its relevance to pain and function.
Explain tensegrity as a biomechanical model, and understand the difference between tensegrity and traditional lever and pulley models.
Accurately palpate various fasciae and distinguish the difference between fascial releases with more traditional muscle releases.
Learn specific fascial techniques culminating in a comprehensive set of skills to deal with low back pain.
Gain new assessment skills.
You will Learn:
Fascia as a tissue and a vital part of human structure.
The origins and concepts of biotensegrity as a basis for understanding human biomechanics.
Postural Assessments
Introduction to fascial touch. Quadriceps and Hamstrings.
Myofascial lines: Superficial Back Line, Deep Front Line, Lateral Line
Treatment of the Superficial Back Line. Variations for bulging discs.
Assessing pelvic tilt in the sagittal plane.
Techniques for adductor and deep posterior compartments.
Lateral LIne & Thoracolumbar Fascia
Lateral Line Techniques, quadratus lumborum, Interfascial Triangle
The role of the psoas is low back pain. Mini-lecture and techniques.
Review of seated erector spinae techniques with modifications.
Case Studies
Designing a treatment.
Summary, questions, refinements, demo of adjunctive techniques.


David Lesondak

Body Mind Learn Center


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Structural Bodywork

Rather than treating specific areas of complaint, structural bodywork emphasizes whole-body wellness. Structural Integration (SI) is a modality often associated with this approach. SI techniques focus on manipulation of fascia rather than muscles, the importance of correct posture and the impact of gravity on the body. Rolfing is one of the oldest SI methods, and many newer methods are based on its core principles.

Structural bodywork continuing education can be as simple as postural assessment and treatment or as comprehensive as learning the Rolfing system. Most courses underline the importance of balance and spotting how dysfunction on one side causes further dysfunction on the other. You may choose to learn structural bodywork techniques for just a few areas of the body, focus on joint mobilization or learn basic myofascial mobilization techniques.