The Lower Back Program #1 + Manual

Lower Back Program #1 Course

8-Day Course (50 Contact hours)
Clinic (1 day)
PDF Manual Included
Future Updates to Manual
Future access to Video Content for Review

This course represents an overview of the structural causes for lower back pain, man’s most common complaint. The lower back is like the foundation of a house in that it supports the entire body above it and operates like an engine for the legs below it. There are several ways the lower back can become compromised which may include anterior or posterior tilting, sidebending of the lumbar spine, torsions of the sacral base, restrictions in the sacroiliac joints, and a compromised connection between the last lumbar vertebra and the sacral base. Students will become proficient in first assessing and then treating these structural dysfunctions. Manual included.

  • Practicing Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Practicing Physical Therapist
  • Practicing Pain Treatment Specialist
  • Practicing Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Practicing Trainer or Sports Therapist
  • Students of these disciplines looking for post-graduate courses
Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Kinesiology. Considered to be a post-graduate course for practicing therapists.
  • Using MET for the ‘Clearing of the Hips’ Stretches
  • The 5-Mark System for Side-Lying Lower Back Corrections
  • Assessing and Treating Standing and Seated High Ilium
  • Assessing and Treating Standing and Seated Restricted Sacroiliac Joint
  • Assessing and Treating Lumbar Sidebends
  • Assessing and Treating Dysfunctions of the Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Assessing and Treating the Sacral Base
  • Assessing and Treating Anterior and Posterior Rotations of the Innominates
  • Assessing and Treating Inflares and Outflares of the Innominates
  • Working the Quadratus Lumborum, Psoas Major, Iliacus, Piriformis, Rectus Femoris, and Hamstring Muscles (a new approach!)
  • Instruction and hands-on practice for a total of 8 days of 6 or 7 hours each
  • Total Contact Hours awarded will be 50 hours
  • Last day of the course will either include 1 session of Clinical practice with clients
Graduates are awarded one continuing-education contact credit per hour which can be applied to license renewals in many states.  Our courses are recognized as continuing education post-graduate courses for practicing therapists.
This online training course is $1075.00

What You'll Learn

  • 1 Welcome, Background, History
  • 2 Introduction to Muscle Energy Technique
  • 3 Lesson 1: Introduction to the Lower Back
  • 4 Lesson 2: The Five-Mark System for Side-lying Lower Back Corrections
  • 5 Lesson 2: The Five-Mark System for Side-lying Sacral Corrections
  • 6 Lesson 3: Assessing and Correcting the Standing/Seated High Ilium, Type 1 Lumbar Sidebends
  • 7 Lesson 4: Assessing and Correcting the Type 2 Function of L4 & L5, Type 2 L1-L3 Lumbar Vertebrae
  • 8 Lesson 5: The 3 Parts to Assessing the Sacral Base
  • 9 Lesson 5: Correcting Sacral Torsions
  • 10 Lesson 5: Correcting Sacral Flexions
  • 11 Lesson 5: Correcting Sacral Extensions
  • 12 Lesson 5: Correcting a Sacral Bilateral Flexion
  • 13 Lesson 5: Correcting a Sacral Bilateral Extension
  • 14 Lesson 6: Assessing and Correcting Standing/Seated Restrictions of the Sacroiliac Joints
  • 15 Lesson 7: Assessing & Correcting Anterior/Posterior Innominates, and the Symphysis Pubis Joint
  • 16 Lesson 8: Assessing & Correcting Inflares/Outflares of the Innominates
  • 17 Lesson 9: Clearing of the Hips Stretches
  • 18 The Lower Back Program #1 Manual
  • 19 Appendix A