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Critical Applications in the Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Fascia and the Lumbopelvic Area

  • Abbotsford Convent Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC (map)

Course Directors: George Stylian and Dion Kulak

Support Lecturers and Tutors: Shaun Hoult, Deanne Hutton

Venue: Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC


This course will look at the applied anatomy and function of the pelvis and lumbar spine in relation to the thoracolumbar fascia, the pelvic floor and the respiratory diaphragm. It will also look at how the region is related to gait, and how ascending and descending postural drivers can influence alignment and the function of the lumbopelvic area. Palpation of compensatory patterns of health according to the Teachings of Rollin Becker will be explored in the practical sessions.    

Embryology and ossification of the hips, lumbar spine and sacrum will also be covered in relation to trauma and intra-osseous strain and how they can be accessed and treated through osteopathic palpation and treatment.    

The functional pelvis which includes the Lumbo-sacral and ileo-femoral joints (rotatory joints) will be assessed in relation to how the restriction in the accessory movements is related to the function of the whole region. Differential diagnostic techniques will be covered on how to differentiate between, ilio-sacral and sacro-iliac dysfunction, piriformis syndrome, S/I ligament pain referral and herniated disc, and how these dysfunctions can be assessed and treated through various osteopathic procedures.

The Osteopathic procedures covered will include BLT, functional release, MET, mobilisation, HVLA, including the sacral toggle technique. 

Combine this course with Palpation and Critical Applications to the Lower Limb to receive discounted rates. 

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