Myofascial Approach to the Pelvis and Hip

Course Title:  “Dysfunction of the Pelvis and Hip- A Myofascial Approach (AFR- Applied Fascial Release) & Therapeutic Exercises”

The pelvic region is the source for many patients suffering from lower back pain, hip bursitis, SI dysfunction and leg pain. In some cases symptoms seem slow to respond or not at all.  Successful treatment of these patients comes from a complete understanding of how various tissues such as the myofascia and other layers of fascial tissues can lead to structural misalignment, muscle imbalance, decreased strength and performance as well as inflammation and pain. Being able to properly integrate their assessment and osteopathic treatment is of vital importance to your clinical practice.

What will you learn?

  • This course will help you assess and work various fascial and myofascial tissues that, when tight or dysfunctional, chronically influence lumbo-pelvic-hip function. This can set the stage for decreased range of motion, weakness, and pain. Thirty years of experience has led to a set of invaluable hands-on skills that will be shared with you so you can combine these with your existing practice and achieve even greater results with your clients!




    · Discuss muscular and fascial anatomy related to the pelvis, lumbar region, and hip.

    · Discuss typical pelvic imbalances and how muscle, abdominal fascia and myofascial restrictions can cause pain, limited range of motion, weakness, and movement dysfunction of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex.

    · Assess muscle imbalance using specific muscle flexibility and strength tests and understand their role in pelvic and hip dysfunction.

    · Examine corrective exercises for specific muscle dysfunctions.

    · Develop and enhance palpatory skills related to the abdominal fascia and myofascial of the pelvic region, lumbar spine, and hip so you can identify and target these areas with corrective techniques and exercises.

    · Understand how to normalize typical iliac dysfunctions using the secrets of the muscular and myofascial systems.

    · Understand how to use functional movement assessment such as a squat to help identify the source of lumbar, pelvic, and hip dysfunction.

    · Understand how to apply the concepts and techniques learned in the course to other areas of the body.

    In summary, this course has been found to be a game-changer to many osteopaths and health care professionals who seek superior results for their clients. Our goal is to ensure that you too will feel that sense of empowerment and greater vision upon completing this training!

Date :  Please visit the Calendar section for upcoming dates


  • 3 – day seminar with Course Notes (PowerPoint document link available for a limited time for all participants prior to and after the course date); a video seminar will be sent to each participant approximately one month prior to the course that will provide the anatomy, biomechanics and theory necessary to successfully navigate the practical portion of the seminar
  • Certificate of completion and receipt of payment will be provided at the course