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Carrie Taylor – Lumbar Disc and Herniations & Sciatica; PNF stretching

April 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - May 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm


Class time changed to 10a – 6p both days

Carrie Taylor – Lumbar Disc and Herniations & Sciatica; PNF Stretching

Masks must be worn at all times while in the building

We are following the governor’s mandate and the guideline established by the GA Board of Massage Therapy

Course Description

Day 1: Lumbar Disc and Herniations & Sciatica

Lumbar Disc Herniations are becoming more and more common in our sedentary, office working culture. People are sitting for extended periods more than ever, and effectively reversing the position of the lumbar lordotic curve, which encourages discs to bulge posterolaterally. Coupled with lack of exercise and weakened core stabilization, True Sciatica symptoms result. This can cause everything from mild lower extremity weakness and instability, to severe debilitating lumbar and Sacro-Iliac joint pain, with accompanying nerve symptoms down the postero-lateral aspect of the thigh and leg.

The key to effective treatment for the patient, is teaching core stability exercises, and re-establishing a normal lumbar lordosis via pelvic repositioning (aka “the MacKenzie Technique” or yoga “cat/cow”). Therapists will learn postural realignment techniques, and transversus abdominus activation exercise, that they can apply to patient treatment and home care. Specific “lordosis creating” manual techniques are emphasized & demonstrated, as well as pelvic bone realignment and balancing. SI Joint, sacrotuberous ligament, the often overlooked Quadratus Femoris muscle, and gluteal muscle focus, go a long way to accomplishing successful pain relief. With a lot of hands-on practice both giving and receiving from both class participants and from Carrie Taylor, therapists will feel more confident when confronted with this frustrating disorder in clinical settings.

Day 2: PNF Stretching

This hands-on workshop is designed to improve confidence & effectiveness while stretching massage & personal training clients while using PNF Techniques. LMTS & Certified Personal Trainers will review important Health History Questions, Observation of their client, & Movement assessment to more fully understand which stretches will provide the most benefit for their client, as well as improve the results of the treatment or strength training program they are already providing.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation theory and practice are discussed, to help the LMT or CPT understand the most safe and effective ways to stretch their client, prevent muscle spasm, and improve flexibility, without causing injury. Tense & Relax, Contract/Relax/Antagonist Contract, and Reciprocal inhibition are all PNF techniques demonstrated, reviewed, & practiced by each participant. Lower Extremity, Upper Extremity, and Neck stretch protocols are shown, with adequate practice time provided to master the techniques. This course provides the LMT or CPT with a competitive edge in flexibility training, which keeps clients pain-free, and at a decreased risk for injury.

Class Info

Times: Day 1: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Day 2: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

CEU’s: 16

Price: $285

Enrollment Closed

Class capacity: 20
*Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Location: Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs, 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 2200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Contact: Please call us at (770) 381-7200 if you have any questions.

Refunds: No refunds within 2 weeks of class. If there is a documented emergency, you may transfer after to a later class by this instructor.

Picture ID required at check-in

If minimum enrollment is not met, the class may be subject to cancellation.


April 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am
May 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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Leona Farmer
(770) 381-7200


Gwinnett College – Roswell, GA
1455 Old Alabama Road Suite 160
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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(770) 381-7200