presented by Bob McAtee
This course, with Bob McAtee, discusses and demonstrates an array of soft tissue techniques for one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints presented by clients. Topics covered include the causes and prevention of piriformis syndrome, review of the relevant anatomy, demonstration of basic assessment tests, and the demonstration of hands-on interventions that include transverse friction, pin and stretch techniques, and isolytic contractions.
Bob McAtee has been a massage therapist since 1981, specializing in sports massage and soft tissue therapy. Since 1988, Bob has maintained an active, international private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. His clientele includes Olympic and professional athletes, dancers, performers, and recreational athletes. Bob is an NCBTMB approved provider and regularly presents workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally on facilitated stretching, sports massage, and soft-tissue injury care. His seminars consistently receive 5-star reviews for their depth of information, hands-on learning, and for Bob’s relaxed teaching style. Bob is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a certified personal trainer. He is the author of Facilitated Stretching, a how-to book about PNF stretching, used by health and fitness professionals worldwide. Since its release in 1994, the book has sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Bob invented the patented Hand-L Massage Tool, used by manual therapists worldwide to save their thumbs.
In the first chapter of this course, Bob McAtee defines piriformis syndrome and discusses soft-tissue elements, sciatic nerve pathways, and bony structures (including variations from standard anatomy texts) that relate to the condition.
In this chapter, Bob McAtee describes and demonstrates key assessment strategies for piriformis syndrome, including visual assessment components, the PACE Abduction test, and additional assessments in side-lying and prone positions.
In the final chapter of this course, Bob McAtee describes and demonstrates treatment techniques that address piriformis syndrome, including transverse friction techniques, pin-and-stretch techniques, and isolytic contractions. The course then concludes with information regarding self-care techniques for piriformis syndrome.