Seminar Detail

Releasing the Iliopsoas
Releasing the Iliopsoas


When:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Strategies for Restoring the Low Back
For many therapists, treating low back pain is the number one issue for their patients. While there are likely a myriad of causes for this pain, the biggest factor is the iliopsoas muscle. When the iliopsoas muscle becomes contracted due to injuries, poor posture, extended stints of sitting, or even stress, it can alter the biomechanics of the pelvis and lumbar, thoracic, and even cervical vertebrae. Called the "hidden prankster" by authors Janet Travell and David Simons, this enigmatic muscle is the key to restoring power, ease, and fluidity to not only the low back but also to the rest of the body. 
Since the iliopsoas can be distorted simply by the ways we stand, sit, and even walk and ultimately affects our spine and pelvis, it is crucial we understand this muscle and the various ways we can bring balance and restoration to our patients. In this 1-day seminar, participants explore various releasing techniques and stretching strategies for the iliopsoas and the secondary thigh flexors. The primary method used, called Muscle Swimming, incorporates elements of deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point techniques in order to glide the fascial layers and involve the neurology of active muscle contraction. This lab-intensive course is essential for any rehab or medical professional working toward assisting their clients and helping them achieve an injury-free state.

  • Review the anatomy of the low back and pelvis

  • Identify assessment tests for a short iliopsoas and rotated pelvis

  • Examine trigger point referral patterns of the iliopsoas

  • Practice techniques for palpating, stretching, and releasing the iliopsoas and secondary thigh flexors

  • Incorporate Peggy Lamb's Muscle Swimming in order to release the iliopsoas/secondary thigh flexors and save your hands

  • Discover strategies for preventing low back injuries

  • Massage Therapists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Rehabilitation Nurses

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Athletic Trainers

What You Should Bring

  • Participants should bring a massage table, sheets, lubricant, and pillow

  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow for accessing and stretching the iliopsoas


PEGGY LAMB, MA, LMT, NCTMB, has been practicing massage since 1986 and is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She currently owns a private massage and movement therapy business, where she practices when she's not teaching. Ms. Lamb received her initial training at the New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at Wellness Skills, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. She taught clinical anatomy and physiology, trigger point therapy, and Swedish techniques at Wellness Skills, Inc., in Dallas and at Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin. In addition to her extensive training in massage therapy, Ms. Lamb holds a master's degree in dance from American University in Washington, D.C. She also teaches dance and yoga and is a personal trainer. She is the author of Releasing the Rotator Cuff, Stretch Your Clients: The Bodyworker's Guide to Client Table Stretches, and From Ouch to Aaah! Shoulder Pain Self Care, all of which are available at
Ms. Lamb is an approved CE provider for the Texas Department of Health, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and the Florida Department of Health. In addition to her busy Texas teaching schedule, she has presented nationally at the Florida State Convention, the New Mexico AMTA State Convention, and the Maine AMTA State Convention. Ms. Lamb brings her eclectic and extensive background into her teaching for an enlightening and enjoyable learning experience. For more information on Ms. Lamb, or to order her products, visit
Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education. 
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Athletic Trainers
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Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists/Certified Personal Trainers
This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA Certification for pre-approval of 0.6 CEUs.

Exercise Physiologists
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Massage Therapists
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Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Illinois
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"As a fitness trainer and massage therapist your instruction was invaluable to me and my clients. I have already begun implementing on some of my low back pain clients with great success!"
Rod Murray, LMT

"I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and techniques taught in Peggy Lamb's Releasing the Iliopsoas class. During the course, we learned the appropriate assessment tests and protocols for releasing the iliopsoas and secondary thigh flexors. Peggy took the time to make sure each of us grasped the concepts and techniques. I've been able to successfully incorporate these techniques into my practice, and my clients are happy with the outcome. I highly recommend taking this class with Peggy."
Kelley Plautz, LMT
Dallas, TX

"Iliopsoas work is crucial for the Licensed Massage Therapist. Peggy Lamb made the course fun and productive! I highly recommend this course if you're looking at further development as well as helping your clients. Thank you again Peggy for the knowledge and the hands-on instruction. You went above and beyond and really helped me expand by business."
Jason D. Levin, LMT
Dallas, TX

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