Project Description


Lower Back Pain Clinic

Qualification gained: Accredited certificate from the School of Natural Therapies 

(10 ThinkTree Hub CPD credits)

A two-day course designed for therapists, 

exploring various contributors to lower back pain.

With lower back pain accounting for one of the most common reasons for GP visits, this course aims to explore the many issues associated with and the possible reasons for lower back pain, which according to the British Medical Association, affects 80-90% of the population at some point in their lives.

It is important to remember that lower back pain is not an illness, but a symptom, and its progressive development is an indication that ‘something’ is not right somewhere; however, it is not always clear on how and where the source lies. 

With such a high occurrence, therapists need to have a deeper understanding of, and possess the hand-skills to address and manage this type of condition. 

Moreover, the programme aims to understand more thoroughly the common perpetuators and maintainers of acute and chronic lower back pain, offering informed and effective manual therapy interventions, as well as advice to clients, so that we can improve upon our client’s presenting symptoms and self-manage the condition as effectively as possible, away from the treatment room.

During this dynamic 2-day programme, learners will understand and be able to utilise hand skill such as: – 

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Osteopathic Mobilisation Techniques
  • Myo-fascial Release Techniques
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR’s)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET”s)

Course Philosophy

This is a three-step approach:

1 Information gathering:

  • Consultation
  • Assessment

2 Call to Action:

  • Minimisation / Removal of the offending postures, movements and 
  • Stresses that trigger pain.
  • Find positions of ease

3 Rebuild Programme:

  • Manual Treatment
  • Movement Advice
  • Client Education 

Course Structure

Day 1

Muscular components: Imbalance / Inhibition / Weakness

Day 2

Neural Component: Sciatica

Mechanical Component: ‘Slipped’ Disc (Herniation / Bulging Disc)

Course Fees

Course cost £287
A deposit of £57.40 (20%) will secure your place.

Once received a confirmation email, additional course details together with the banking details for the outstanding balance (£229.60) payable prior to the course start will be sent to you.

Cost includes:

  • 14 hours of guided learning of which at least 11 hours are hands on treatment.
  • Comprehensive Manual exclusive to The School of Natural Therapies
  • Professional Songbird Massage Wax for the duration of the course
  • A wide selection of discounted relevant massage, anatomy and other lotus publication books
  • A friendly and relaxed learning environment


Do I need massage experience to take this course?
Yes, the course intention is for the professional therapist to expand, build upon and add to their existing massage skills, understanding and qualifications.

An ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage (Level 3) or equivalent would be necessary to gain the most from the this course.

What times are the courses?
This is a two day course, scheduled from 9.30am until 5pm. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes earlier on the first day for registration.

How do I secure a place on this course?
The course is booked via our website. Simply register and pay the deposit.

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you with venue, dates and payment balance details.

What do I need to bring?
You will need 2 large towels for your personal use and short smooth finger nails.

May I video the practical demonstrations?
Certainly, provided this is agreeable with the person on the couch. However, we do insist that no uploading will be made to any social network platform.

Course Tutor

Joseph O'Dwyer

Joseph O’Dwyer

Course Dates and Info

Oct 1st/2nd  (Tuesday/Wednesday)


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