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The quadratus lumborum (QL) is a crucial structure of the lumbar spine. Despite its importance, its role in stability and its contribution to low back pain are controversial and not fully understood. The QL is reported to be more of a postural muscle that acts as an intersection of tensional force, rather than being a prime mover in any particular action. Practitioners should remember that all muscles interconnect as a function of the fascial system, and for the quadratus lumborum, the practitioner must look further than just treating this muscle as an individual pain generator. In this presentation, we will discuss the latest research on this muscle, its complex structure and relevant neurology, its myofascial connections to neighboring tissues, and its sinew channel connections. We will also discuss assessment, acupuncture point protocols, and local anatomy related to proper needling. In addition, we will highlight targeted myofascial release and corrective exercises protocols to help correct postural imbalances, restore function, and reinforce the acupuncture.

Price: $78.00
NCCAOM, Florida, Standard Certificate
California [Upon Request]*
Length: 2 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Seminar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: There are no notes provided with this course.


  • The practitioner will be able to describe the complex structural, fascial and neural anatomy of the quadratus lumborum.
  • The practitioner will be able to describe the actions of the quadratus lumborum.
  • The practitioner will be to describe how the quadratus lumborum links with the channel system.
  • The practitioner will be able to apply various functional assessments to find imbalances in the quadratus lumborum and its connected myofascial tissues.
  • The practitioner will be able to apply acupuncture, myofascial release and corrective exercise protocols for the quadratus lumborum.


0 hrs - 30 minExamine the anatomy of the quadratus lumborum.

30 min - 45 minDiscuss the channel relationships of the Quadratus lumborum.

45 min - 1.25 hrsDiscuss assessment approaches for the quadratus lumborum.

1.25 hrs - 1.75 hrsExamine acupuncture points used for the quadratus lumborum.

1.75 hrs - 2 hrsThe practitioner will learn myofascial release and corrective exercise protocols for the quadratus lumborum.



Brian Lau, AP, CSMA, is certified in both Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Structural Integration. He has been on faculty since 2013 with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program, where he teaches anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of the channel sinews (jingjin), and myofascial release. Read More »


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Cancellation PolicyPlease note we do not offer refunds for our recorded online courses/webinars.

NoteThis recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.


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