Sarah Key's Problem Back Masterclasses Level 1 & 2
This highly comprehensive insight into lower back pain treatment and management, from expert Sarah Key, is delivered over theory webinars and 2-day practical sessions.
Physiotherapists are at the coalface in dealing with lower back pain management. Yet with different syllabi, undergraduate training and post-graduate experience it’s often the luck of the draw how competent (and effective) you are. It’s fairly common for all professionals to feel daunted when facing a patient with acute back pain, or dealing with somebody who’s been everywhere and tried everything with their back.
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Sarah Key’s Problem Back Master Classes Level 1&2
This intensive exposure to the Sarah Key lower back pain management method provides a wide and highly comprehensive insight into the clinical management of lower back pain. Levels 1 and 2 are run together and must be completed before the practical workshop.
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In the theory portion of the course, delivered via webinars, students will explore:
- Brief recap of spinal anatomy and biomechanics
- The possible rationale behind the stiff spinal segment we feel with our hands
- Facet joint arthropathy where thinning of the disc increases facet joint loading at the same level
- The causes of acute locked back from reduced disc pressure and muscle imbalance
- How true disc prolapse results from reduced proteoglycans concentration and annular break-up
- Segmental instability develops from nuclear degradation and facet breakdown ~ articular triad
- To bend or not to bend
- The biomechanics of sitting
- The importance of spinal decompression
In the 2-day practical back pain remedy workshop students will learn:
- Advanced diagnostic ‘feel’ through manual palpation
- Using the heel to mobilise the spine
- Important features of MRIs from the clinician’s perspective
- Advanced clinical reasoning and making a diagnosis
- History taking and writing a treatment summary
- The many aspects of healing and patient recovery
- Taking control of the treatment with ‘a difficult back’
- Self-treatment spinal decompression techniques
- How to run a spinal decompression class
The Sarah Key Problem Back Master Classes Level 1&2 are designed to provide insight into lower back pain treatment and management.
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