Core Skills Workshop #2 – Hips & Lower Back


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The Core Skills Workshop Series

The core workshop series is a series of five (5) online workshops. They are comprised of digitally streamed videos and assessment quizzes.

The series covers many topics including; foundation knowledge that all posture and strength for the manual therapist, visual and palpation client assessment, remedial massage release techniques, practitioner assisted stretching and a whole host of self-care techniques.

The series is broken down into the introduction course; #1 Fundamental Principles, and four regional anatomy-based courses; #2 Lower Back & Hips, #3 Neck & Upper Back, #4 Lower Limb and #5 Upper Limb. Workshops 1-3 are current available, with workshops 4 & 5 under development.

Course Overview

The hips & lower back workshop is a six and a half (6.5) hour workshop that is approved for 6.5 ATMS CPE points. This is your guide to the lumbar spine and pelvis. You will discover posture and movement assessment, plus orthopaedic testing for the hips and lower back. There are demonstrations of remedial massage release techniques in prone, supine and side laying positions for the lower back, gluteal, iliopsoas and thigh muscles. Practitioner assisted stretching is covered for multiple muscles in multiple client positions. There is also a wealth of self-care exercises to keep your clients flexible, mobile and strong.

Course Objectives

Carry out posture assessment of the hips and lower back, in:

Anterior View

Posterior View

Lateral View

Perform movement assessment of the hips and lower back, by:

Assessing the lumbar spine in standing and seated positions

Checking prone and supine hip range of motion

Accurately perform orthopaedic testing, using:

Straight leg raise

Thomas test

Ober test

Sacroiliac joint assessment

Utilise remedial massage techniques to perform:

Supine clothed hip flexor releases

Prone lower back and glute releases

Side laying hip and lower back releases

Side laying Psoas release

Side laying Inner thigh muscle releases

Understand how to apply practitioner assisted stretching, in:

Prone position

Supine position

Side laying position

Gain knowledge on the application of self-care, including:

Self-myofascial release, using foam rollers and massage balls

Strength exercises

Stretching exercises

Mobility exercises

Self-assessment of strength

Self-assessment of range of motion

Diaphragm breathing



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Unlimited Access & CEUS You will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Acupuncture Works website. CPE/CPD requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the video training and complete any required quizzes to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.

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Note This recording is available for digital streaming. it is an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is available to watch on the internet through your online account.