Sarah Key MVO, master practitioner in backs
The more recent emphasis in treating back pain, particularly chronic pain, has been about understanding pain physiology and how the 'the brain decides the pain'. The focus has been away from hands-on spinal treatment towards teaching patients their own cognitive behaviour and pain management strategies. This current mode of intervention has not provided patients with effective physical therapy for back pain. Nor has it provided effective self-treatment pathways.
COMING TO LEARN HANDS-ON WITH SARAH!
SKMCs Practicals Schedule at Fernleigh for 2020
(Subject to coronavirus dictats from the Australian government)
26th - 28th September
14th – 16th October
4th - 6th November
9th – 11th December
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At 'Fernleigh Hall'
in THE UPPER HUNTER VALLEY
Due to the coronavirus crisis, theSKMCs Practicals have been put on hold pro temps in the UK
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Practicals in the UK will resume as the COVID-19 crisis allows international travel
Biomechanical back pain treatment is all about physically restoring movement to spinal segments where it has been lost. Experienced manual therapists know that a 'stiff spinal segment' will always be painful - the probable cause of 'non-specific back pain'. Skill is required to determine the lost degrees of freedom of a segment and the best techniques for restoring it. Where manual therapists have traditionally used their hands to mobilise spinal segments (thumbs, or pisiform in the heel of the hand) Sarah Key uses her feet. She finds it more effective, easier to do and preferred by patients.
DIAGNOSING WITH THE HANDS,
TREATING WITH THE FEET
When palpating the R L5-S1 facet joint it is 'deep in the gulley'
Palpating the spinous process of L4 centrally (PA pressures)
Transverse pressures on L4 blocked from L to R. Going into slight cephalad 'bite' gives you a shriller (more agreeable) pain.
Using the heel to mobilise L5 from L to R, also with cephalad lift. (Remember, it's easy to miss L5!)
Never again will you mobilise a sacro-iliac joint with the hands. With the feet it's just 'too easy'
The heel is also just 'too easy' for mobilising the SIJ
Conversation and classes . . . . in all seasons, a large part of the day is spent on the veranda
Brunch . . . . before departure
Afternoon tea always tastes better in the country, particularly after a long teaching session!
TESTIMONIALS FROM PHYSIOS
BS (March 2019)
"It is so rare to have a professional of your calibre in such an intimate learning environment"
Thank you Sarah so much for such a fabulous experience. So unique and enlightening and refreshing! Thank you for your hospitality, teachings and making us feel so warm and welcome. I feel inspired and renewed and ready for change. It was a special experience and not only am I taking home some new skills but also some new recipes as well! You have a lovely way of imparting knowledge and such a down to earth attitude it was a pleasure attending the course. I will get a bit of practice in and look forward to coming back again.
EN (March 2019)
"Learned so much from the master, could not have been better"
Thank you Sarah for a very fun and productive couple of days. Great food, great company, magnificent setting !!! Will be recommending to all my physio friends.
FABULOUS 'FERNLEIGH' RESIDENTIAL 2-DAY PRACTICAL SESSIONS for MASTERCLASSES
Sarah's physiotherapy courses are drawn from a strong base of the biosciences in explaining the complex spinal anatomy, the back muscles anatomy and critical information about the physiology of the intervertebral disc, the core spinal structure in treating back problems. In short, the Sarah Key Masterclasses explain succinctly the causal biomechanics of back pain. They also tackle the curly question of bending and lifting, where Sarah explains deficiencies in the current conventional wisdom.
Sarah Key's Masterclass Physiotherapy courses for graduates comprise Levels 1,2 & 3. The Theory component is delivered by webinar so that you can learn at your own speed in the comfort of your own home. There are 11 webinars in total for Levels 1 and 2, with a multiple choice exam after each lecture.
After completing the webinars you are eligible to see Sarah and join the 2-day Practical Adjuncts. Here you learn superior skills in palpating the spine, how to mobilise the spine using the heel and how to conduct spinal decompression classes using the famous BackBlock. To date, the Practicals are held only in Sydney Australia and the UK, at University of Salford.
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