Lumbar Disc Treatment & Management of Back Pain and Lower Extremity Disorders

Date: Apr 29, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.

Carrie Taylor

Private Myofascial Workshop 7/Level II

April 29, 2015
9:00am to 5:30pm
$250 ($25 discount per class if you register a month earlier)
CEUS: 8 NCBTMB, 8 NY State contact hours, 8 FL State contact hours

To Register: email
Or Call or Text Carrie Taylor at 917-701-1030

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 activiation exercises, 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 successful pain relief. With a lot of hands-on practice both giving and receiving, therapists will feel fully confident when confronted with this frustrating disorder in clinical settings.

Required Materials: 2 sheets (1 fitted, 1 top sheet), 1 towel, 1 pillowcase, pen and paper, sports bra and shorts. Also bring Atlas of Human Anatomy by Netter or an equivalent anatomy textbook or application. $30 fee payable to instructor for workshop DVD (optional).

Payments Accepted: Cash, Cheque, or Credit Card


Carrie has been in the fitness & nutrition industry as a certified professional since 1990, a Registered Massage Therapist in Canada since 2000, and a licensed massage therapist in the U.S. since 2005. Following completion of a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, Carrie attended the prestigious West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver to complete a 3500 hour Massage Therapy program. She has been teaching at the Swedish Institute since January 2001, where her topics of expertise include; Myofascial Release, Anatomy & Physiology,
Pathology, Neurology, Palpation, & Clinical Strategies.

Carrie works with patients in Manhattan & New Jersey, and currently practices Myofascial Release, Core Stability based Personal Training & stretching, and Nutrition Counseling. She has a core stability total body conditioning DVD, as well as all ten level I Myofascial release classes (available in hard copy or downloadable format for your iPads, smart phones etc).

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