Over 20 years of working with therapists have led to creating a class we call Sacrology® - study of the sacrum utilizing the Sacro Wedgy®. In this class we will discuss the three major muscles that tend to jam the pelvic girdle and create a wide varity of symptoms. Sciatica, low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, heel pain, shoulder pain, pelvic pain and more are often created when one or all of these muscles are out of balance.
The first muscle that will be discussed is the piriformis muscle. The piriformis originates on the anterior surface of the sacrum between the 1st and 4th sacral foramen and inserts on a portion of the greater trochanter of the femur. An imbalance of the piriformis can create a number of symptoms one of which is sciatica however the imbalance can mimic many other symptoms and is easily misdiagnosed. That is why we help correct the total balance by isolating, cradling and elevating only the sacrum utilizing the Sacro Wedgy® to place the sacrum in a neutral position and in turn use gravity and some gentle releases to help relax the piriformis muscle.
The sartorius is another muscle responsible for "jamming" the pelvic girdle and is the longest muscle in the body. It's name is derived from assisting the movements necessary to assume the cross-legged position of a tailor and is often referred to as the "tailor" muscle. It originates at the ilium and inserts inside below the knee and this point is the weakest part of the muscle. It's easy to see how one could have knee pain associated with the slightest torque of the pelvic girdle. It's much easier to obtain a release of a tight sartorius when the sacrum is neutral and elevated. There are several routines utilizing the Sacro Wedgy® that help to relax and balance this muscle. The IT band and gracilis muscle may torque the sides and back of the knee.
The psoas muscle is part of a complex muscle group responsible for compromising the balance system of the pelvic girdle and is commonly involved is cases of low back pain and is thought to be involved in the development of scoliosis. If out of balance can also be responsible for many other symptoms including thigh pain and constipation. It is common when symptoms are present that this "protector" muscles may be weaker on one side allowing the stronger side to torque and slowly begin a development of poor posture and painful symptoms. By relaxing on the Sacro Wedgy® with the sacrum elevated gravity once again gives these muscles a chance to release and when combined with a series of gentle stretches and isometrics can help bring balance back to the center of the body. Sacro Wedgy* protocol involves gentle pressure at the insertion point rather than accessing the psoas through the abdomen.
The cost of the class for 14 CE's will be $275.00 per student. This will include the starter set of one (1) male Sacro Wedgy®, one (1) female Sacro Wedgy®, one (1) companion neck support and one (1) instructional DVD. This package would retail for $83.00 and therapists will be able to purchase more if they chose to do so with great discounts available. Therapists taking this class will also be listed on the Sacro Wedgy® website. Very often we are asked if there is a therapist in the area with knowledge of the Sacro Wedgy®. NCBTMB Provider # is 450972-09. One day classes are also available and larger classes can be arranged depending on the event.
For more information about the Sacro Wedgy® please visit the website at www.sacrowedgy.com or call
1-800-737-9295 for a brochure and instructional DVD.
Please note that group rates at conferences may vary.