Canadian RMT Magazine Spring 2016 Volume 1 - Page 11

which may help in understanding the origin of hip pain.” Studies have noted that the iliolumbar ligament has a rich nerve supply suggesting that the injury of this ligament might contribute to the low back pain. An Oxford Journal Rheumatology study “demonstrated that the sternoclavicular joint is capable of referring pain to areas distant from the joint.” The paper then states “knowledge of these referral patterns will enable the SCJ to be considered in clients with pain in these areas. “ It has been documented that the “PCLs have constant nociceptive sensory innervation and is the possible source of OA knee pain.” The American Journal of Orthopaedics advocate using pain maps as diagnostic tools in shoulder clinics. Like trigger point charts, these pain maps can help you better get to the source of your client’s pain by helping you identify typical referral patterns. If you have clients complaining of referred pain that you just can’t figure out, if you treat joint dysfunction and want to better understand the discomfort your clients are feeling, if you want to a add more value to your practice and your clients… this information is invaluable. The Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique course teaches therapists to precisely and specifically treat joint dysfunctions. Each course includes pertinent information on each ligamentous articular structure and it’s pain referral pattern. Learn more at Robert Libbey’s next workshop at the Canadian Massage Conference Spring Education Conference in Burlington April 3 and 4, 2016 . When you can’t get away from your clinic to take classes we bring the classes to you! Online continuing education has never been easier. Get instant access now! Classes start a @