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Acute or chronic low back pain and spasm due to the quadratus lumborum (QL) is one of the most overlooked diagnoses by the TCM practitioner. The practitioner who integrates western anatomy and orthopedics can skillfully treat this muscle. It is commonly seen in low back pain, degenerative disc disease, and other related pain syndromes.
Dr. Janet Travell calls the quadratus lumborum the "joker of low back pain". When the QL has active trigger points or is in spasm, a wide range of pain patterns present. Pain is often one-sided, and may radiate to the gluteal and inguinal regions. Strain to the quadratus may be seen acutely, caused by movements involving lifting and twisting. Motor vehicle accidents, trauma and falls may also injure the QL. I have seen golfers, tennis players, and cyclists during hill-climbing strain the muscle due to the peculiar twisting mechanics of their sport. And chronic dysfunction may occur from poor posture and position during sleep and sitting.
Treatment to the QL may be specific in acute low back sprain/strain. It may be combined with treatments for other causes of low back pain. This webinar will alert the practitioner to its involvement, and how to safely treat this rather anatomically "hidden" muscle.
This series was introduced in 2011, and is based upon single individual sports injuries. Each course provides simple and direct video for first time viewing as well as to increase precision through repetition. Even if you have taken the newer series, Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain, this old series is still an excellent resource for review and is filled with clinical gems.
Anatomy of the quadratus lumborum.15 min - 30 min
Clinical assessment of pathology of the quadratus lumborum muscle.30 min - 45 min
Demonstration of assessment.45 min - 1 hrs
Demonstration of needling technique.
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 18
About Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., has been working in the field of sports medicine since he first began practice in 1981. He earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 that included a thesis entitled Acupuncture and the Treatment of Common Running Injuries. Whitfield’s experience in sports medicine includes the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, as well as numerous track and field, ski racing, and cycling events nationally over the last 30 years. He has been in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, and lectures in North America and Europe. He is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.
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You will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.Cancellation Policy
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