The Functional Anatomy and Treatment of the Pelvic Muscles and Low Back

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Course Introduction

Wednesday, 3 November 2021
19h UK time

Three-part course
with Deane Juhan

Muscular holding patterns in the pelvis and low back also greatly inhibit the free movement of the sacrum and prevent its rhythmic participation of the craniosacral pumping mechanism.

In this course, Deane will describe the movement dynamics and holding patterns of this area and present easy to use approaches for their release. The basis of this treatment will be the fundamentals of. the Trager Approach for relieving tension patterns in the tissues and in the mind.

Wednesdays, 10/17/24 November 2021

19h UK time

Course Objectives

  • provide insight into the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the pelvic girdle and lumbar spine
  • show inhibiting posture movement and holding patterns in the pelvic area and lower back
  • describe the impact of above patterns on the craniosacral pumping rhythm
  • present and demonstrate treatment approaches

COURSE CONTENT

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PART I

Wednesday, 10 November  at 19h UK time

Skeletal and Muscular Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle

With the support of visuals, this lesson will illustrate the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the pelvic girdle, and describe the movement dynamics of the area. Special attention will be paid to the poor habits of movement, posture and holding patterns that negatively impact the free, rhythmic pumping action of the sacrum in its relationships with the cranium.

PART II

Wednesday, 17 November  at 19h UK time

Skeletal and Muscular Functional Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

This second lesson will focus on the holding patterns in the lumbar spine area which contribute to the restricted movement of the pelvis and sacrum. These muscle groups, with their poor habits of posture, movement and holding patterns can greatly reduce the efficiency of the craniosacral pumping rhythm and its craniosacral treatment techniques.
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PART III

Wednesday, 24 November  at 19h UK time

Demonstration and Treatment Approaches

The final lesson will be a live demonstration of Deane’s unwinding treatment of the holdings in the pelvis and low back. He will present easy to use approaches that will give students some practical treatments of holding patterns in the pelvic girdle and low back that can be used in craniosacral treatments and which can greatly enhance the free rhythms of the craniosacral axis.

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Deane Juhan is a Trager and Craniosacral Therapist of over forty years as well as a TragerWork instructor and author. He is most widely known for his book ‘Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork’.

Join Deane as he introduces us to the muscular anatomy of the pelvic girdle and low back and the unwinding of these muscles to re-establish the rhythmic movement in that part of the spinal axis

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact us.

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