Video Course: Structural Dynamics of Lower-Back Pain

Ann and Lynn Teachworth

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Lower-back pain is one of the most common complaints from clients, but the issue rarely starts in the lower back, which means the treatment shouldn't either. Gain an understanding of the structure of the region, the functional biomechanics of the pelvis, and the anatomy of the associated muscles. Then learn stretches, embodiment practices, and hands-on techniques to address the underlying patterns of chronic and acute pain in the low back. When you understand how the body works, you can use your hands-on techniques for more efficient, lasting results. 

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Course Outline
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structure: Concepts of structural integration
  • Function: Functional concepts and stretches
  • Embodiment: pelvis
  • Anatomy
  • Hands-on techniques: supine, prone, seated
Learning Objectives

Having completed this online course video, the learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the functional relationship between the adductors, hip flexors, and pelvic mobility and lower-back pain patterns, as well as an understanding of a treatment strategy to address lower-back pain syndromes.

Ann and Lynn Teachworth

Ann and Lynn Teachworth of Trunamics integrate structural, functional, and energetic concepts to help good therapists be great. Ann Teachworth has been working in integrative health and movement for 15 years. She is director of education at Inspirit School of Healing Arts. Her education for manual therapists and yoga teachers has an emphasis on embodied functional anatomy, kinesiology, and body-mind training. She integrates manual therapy, energetic modalities, the Franklin Method, yoga, breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness to help people understand and experience their design and function more fully. Lynn Teachworth has been a licensed massage therapist for over 25 years, and he specializes in pain, sports injuries, and sports performance. One of only a few therapists in the world with advanced training in structural bodywork, biomechanics, movement, and energy medicine, Lynn is able to address a wide variety of acute and chronic injuries. Learn more at

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This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!


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Q: Is this massage therapy CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
A: Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

Q: How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
A: After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Q: How do I access my CE certificates?
A: CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.

Copyright Statement
All of the ABMP courses contain materials that are proprietary to ABMP. None of the course material may be used without the express written permission of ABMP. Materials may include, but are not limited to, video, audio, images, documents, and slides. Course materials are only for the use of students enrolled in this course and may not be shared publicly or shown to groups. Unauthorized retention, duplication, distribution, or modification of copyrighted materials is strictly prohibited by law. Check your state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy before practicing any new modalities or techniques.


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