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Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: ADVANCED Hips, Lower Back & Abdomen

Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Advanced Hips, Lower Back & Abdomen


This video or live course if for those who have taken the basic SMRT: Hips, Lower Back, & Abdomen video or live course.

Beginning with the posterior hip and lower back, we will assess muscle tension and imbalance through broad bony posture. Next, we will add to our existing knowledge of muscle releases by delving into new, as well as two-handed, releases for most muscles.

Changing our focus to the bones, we will add to our bony assessment by looking at individual bones and how these affect tension patterns in the body. So, we will begin with the hip bones, lumbar spine, ribs, and femurs. In each case, we will assess the bony position and use SMRT to position the bone and release the muscles and connective tissues crossing or attaching to it.

Moving on to the abdomen, we will look at the relationship between the rib cage and the hip bones and how that informs the muscle tension patterns in the abdominal wall. Staying with the abdomen, our next section will look at how SMRT is used to release the ligaments of the abdominal organs, the peritoneum, and the mesentery.

In the next section we will change our focus and learn how to apply SMRT to directly target the fascia and tendons of the muscles in the hips, lower back, and abdomen, along with adding to what we have already done with the ligaments of the sacroiliac joints, the iliofemoral joints, the intervertebral joints, the pubic symphysis, and the costovertebral joints.

Our final segment will be a couple of assessments and treatments, which will allow you to see the work in action and gain new information through each treatment.

Before you study through a home study course for continuing education please review the requirements for your state. After watching and reviewing the course therapists will have to pass a continuing education exam to earn CE credits. This video course is available on Full Circle’s streaming subscription service. Information is as follows:

Videos, Books, Slides, Vlogs, and more are on Full Circle’s subscription service.

Basic subscription will include:

1) all SMRT basic videos and textbooks, including head & neck; arm & hand; shoulder, axilla, ribcage, & upper back; hips, lower back, & abdomen; and lower extremities.

2) CEs for all video classes listed above.

3) basic SMRT textbooks may be downloaded one time. Videos cannot be downloaded.

4) shorter videos on individual SMRT moves (these videos do not carry CEs).

5) anatomy videos (these videos do not carry CEs).

6) movement videos (these videos do not carry CEs).

7) short vlogs about clients, specific issues, specific areas of the body, and anything else we think we want to add.

Advanced subscription will include:

1) everything in the basic subscription.

2) all advanced SMRT videos and workbooks, including advanced head & neck; advanced arm & hand; advanced shoulder, axilla, ribcage, & upper back; advanced hips, lower back, & abdomen; and advanced lower extremities.

3) 11 in depth, advanced assessment classes and slides for each class.

4) advanced SMRT workbooks and slides for assessment classes may be downloaded once. Videos cannot be downloaded.

5) CEs for all videos in 2) and 3).

6) additional advanced content videos and vlogs (these do not carry CEs).

7) and anything else we think will help you understand and treat clients, family, and/or yourself.

Subscriptions may be canceled at any time. If you cancel in the middle of a month that has been paid for, no refund will be made. Periodically, we will sell a limited number of lifetime memberships.



What People are Saying About this Course

Evaluation Comments from Advanced Hips, Lower Back, & Abdomen Courses in 2017, 2018, and 2019:

Participants share what they liked best about the Advanced Hips, Lower Back, & Abdomen Class:

“Hands-on and instructor help.  Information about “why” we do specific releases.”

“Learning to better assess patterns and learning to work broad patterns.”

“Most effective therapy I have learned by far.  Thank you so much.”

“Learning how to assess active and passive patterns of the client.  Loved giving and receiving!!”

“Dawn’s knowledge and presentation.  She is wonderful!”

“The visceral work was fantastic!”