Effective Treatments for Sciatica By: Garry Adkins
Using Massage as Treatment for Sciatica and Hip Pain
Sciatica is a set of symptoms that may be caused by general compression and/or
irritation of one of the five spinal nerve roots. Piriformis syndrome, while
related and many times confused with sciatica, points more to a specific origin
of dysfunction. Sciatic nerve dysfunction affects nearly 40 percent of adults at
some point during their lifetime. Among the many possible causes of nerve
compression, spinal disc herniation leads the list of much research material,
but spinal disc herniation accounts for only 5 percent in sciatica cases. The
condition can cause extreme pain and numbness and in some cases, the syndrome
has no specific cause. Traditional medical treatment is beginning to be replaced
by alternative therapies such as specialized massage with amazing results.
This live one-day seminar will focus on the hip and sacroiliac area. A prolonged
sitting posture can lead to tight hip flexor muscles that encourage weakness in
the low back. Bending of the knees in this position will cause tight hamstrings
muscles, which pull the ischium downwards and further strains the low back. This
course encompasses a variety of soft tissue techniques and self-help therapies
used in treating debilitating pain of the lower extremities. These methods will
be demonstrated in order for participants to see how they can be substituted as
non-surgical alternatives. You will not only be able to immediately experience
the results for yourself, but will also be able to apply these techniques with
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Identify common compression sites of the sciatic nerve
• Identify lower crossed syndromes of muscle imbalance
• List 4 contributing factors associated with sciatica
• Discuss different available treatment options
• Perform 6 self-help exercises
• Enhance treatment with active assisted stretching and passive assisted
• Discuss kinesiology tape treatment of sciatic pain
• Demonstrate 2 techniques to treat soft tissue dysfunction on the legs,
sacroiliac, gluteus, low back, and anterior hip
What You Should Bring: Please bring a massage table and 2 sheets if at
all possible, but not mandatory. Please wear lab-appropriate clothing.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
GARRY ADKINS, NCTMB, CMI, has been
a Certified Massage Therapist Instructor for 17 years and is a NCBTMB Approved
Continuing Education Provider. Mr. Adkins is a member of the U.S. Olympic
Committee Sports Medicine Society, International Association of Healthcare
Practitioners, past president of the Association of Michigan Myomassologists
Inc., and featured speaker at the Humanistic Medicine Procedure Lecture, Wayne
State Medical School, 2004, and the Michigan Chiropractic Society 2005 Fall
Convention. Mr. Adkins traveled to St. Moritz, Switzerland, as the team massage
therapist for the U.S. Olympic team at the 2007 Bobsled and Skeleton World
Championships. He was selected as a team member of the 2002 Winter Olympic
Massage Team, Salt Lake City, UT. He was nominated for Massage Therapist of the
Year, Detroit Monthly magazine 1992, and was the first person to ever
demonstrate massage therapy techniques at a World's Fair in Seville, Spain, 1992
(United States pavilion). Mr. Adkins has also written for Massage Today and
Healing Garden Journal.
During the time I had sciatica, I had
countless therapies with "very little" or "no relief" of the pain. When I got up
off of Garry's table I had some minor sore spots here and there but the burning
(electrifying shocks) I had been experiencing for two months prior were gone. I
remember thinking will this last, and or for how long? It did. The sore spots
went away in a couple of days and the sciatica has not come back. It has been
over four months now and all is well. I am so thankful to have found Garry.
Jerry Wowk, Dearborn, Michigan
Many people have become the best they can be because of his gentle concern,
respect, and encouragement. These are the students, apprentices, and assistants
who might have quit long ago under the tutelage of a less sensitive instructor.
Because of his faith in them, they now possess self-esteem and self-confidence.
Ilene Zorbaugh, NCTMB, Assistant Instructor, Irene's Myomassology Institute,
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Massage Therapists
• Strength and Conditioning Specialists
• Athletic Trainers
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Personal Trainers
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Cross Country Education, LLC. is approved by the National Certification Board
for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved
Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 6 CE hours.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has
been approved for a maximum of 6 hours of Category A continuing education.
Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours
actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. BOC Approved
Provider Number: P3097. Number of hours actually participated: 6.
This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA Certification for pre-approval
of 0.6 CEUs.
This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the
District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy for Physical Therapists.
This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy
Examiners for pre-approval of 6 continuing education hours.
This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New
Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and
Physical Therapy Assistants.
Cross Country Education is seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania
State Board of Physical Therapy.
This program has been submitted to the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
for 6 Continuing Education hours.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many
national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or
organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM