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The 1 CE hour Piriformis Syndrome home study course will introduce you to piriformis syndrome and how massage therapy can be used to help treat the associated symptoms. This course covers signs and symptoms, causative factors, contraindications, and assessment and treatment strategies. The text used is an updated excerpt from Celia Bucci's Condition-Specific Massage textbook. This course outlines:
What piriformis syndrome is and the structures involved
Contraindications and special considerations when treating clients with symptoms of piriformis syndrome and radiating pain
Client assessment techniques such as questions to ask and ROM testing
Massage techniques appropriate for treating piriformis syndrome and contributing trigger points
Client self-care including stretching and strengthening
You Will Receive:Piriformis Syndrome, an excerpt from Condition-Specific Massage, by Celia Bucci, guide with instructions, exam of 9 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
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Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
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Which of the following nerves is most affected by piriformis syndrome?
A. Gluteal nerve
B. Pudendal nerve
C. Sciatic nerve
D. Tibial nerve
What is the importance of asking the client to describe what their symptoms feel like?
A. To get clues to the location of trigger points, injury, or other contributing factors
B. To differentiate between possible origins of symptoms, and determine the involvement of nerves or blood vessels
C. To determine if injury or surgery and resulting scar tissue may have caused adhesions, hyper- or hypotonicity, and atypical ROM
D. To determine if repetitive motions and static postures that increase lateral rotation or abduction of the hip are contributing to the client's condition
Where are trigger points in the piriformis frequently found?
A. Near the greater trochanter and near the sacrum
B. Near the iliac crest and near the midline of the buttock
C. Near the greater trochanter and near the popliteal fossa
D. Near the PSIS and near the sacrum