Continuing Education Courses > Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment
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|Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 21
This three-day course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address manual treatments and problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus to the pelvis in an organized, systematic fashion. Clinical assessment and differential diagnosis will include history, symptoms, strength and sensation changes, and differential neural tension testing for each major peripheral nerve of the lumbar plexus. Students will practice interactively mapping the pathway of each nerve and neuro-fascial techniques to decompress the nerve along the path, including common sites of entrapment and impingement. Treatments will encompass manually releasing the specific fascial pathway of each nerve, treating the proximal spinal nerve for each peripheral nerve, and direct neural manipulation. Once the nerve path is addressed, neural mobilization with movement (gliding), manual regional integration with the nervous system, and home program to maintain neural strength and mobility will provided in easy to use handouts for your patients.
Neural structures addressed in this course include the lumbar plexus nerves (Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve, Femoral Nerve and Obturator Nerve and Foramen), This course will be very lab heavy, around 65% of the course will be interactive, hands-on learning.
Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, labial pain, gluteal and low back pain, SI pain, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, groin pain, IT band pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as weakness in the transverse abdominus.
Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One or comparable experience is required. Additional intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2A or 2B, is recommended. This is an excellent course to follow Capstone.
What to Bring:
Required Text: Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants (use discount code ELS25OFF). Registrants who already own a copy are not required to purchase an additional one. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link. You may wish to purchase the hard copy of the book to be able to take notes in class.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: