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I only bent over to get the mail!

I'm in severe pain, should I still come in?

The number of times I've heard this story is staggering. It isn't always the weight that someone has lifted; but rather, how they moved.

Bending over to pick up a dropped pen or to collect the mail can be all it takes for some people's sacrum to become problematic. Naturally trauma from slips, falls and motor vehicle accidents are also sources of sacral dysfunctions.

Someone calls and asks if they should cancel their appointment because they are in severs pain or just hurt themselves. In causes like this or with very sensitive patients/clients it is nice to have methods to treat them that will not create fear or aggravate their symptoms.

Date & Times

  • Date

    September 24 and 25, 2022

  • Live class times

    9:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch 12:00 - 1:00pm
    1:00 - 5:30pm

  • Important

    14 PE CMTBC credits.

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC

Want to become more SKILLED at decreasing nonspecific back pain? Needing to REDUCE the amount of wear and tear on your body Are you looking for a technique that integrates with your current treatment style?  

If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions above, then this online course is for you.

What will you learn?


Accomplish better results treating nonspecific back pain that is even more gentle than Muscle Energy Technique for the patient/client.

  1. Introduction to concepts of joint function and dysfunction
  2. Introduction of basic principles of joint mobilization
  3. Exploration of methods to correct somatic dysfunctions (Often thought of as joint dysfunctions)
  4. Introduction of methods of sacroiliac joint testing
  5. Exploration of methods to correct sacroiliac dysfunctions

Increase Range of Motion


You will be able to correct somatic (joint) dysfunctions in a variety of positions: standing, sitting, prone and supine. This will allow you to position your clients/patients in the most comfortable way in order to make change.

Also correct sacral dysfunctions that cause pain and limit someone's range of motion. It many instances these dysfunctions have been plaguing a person for years, yet you will still be able to make lasting change for the person.

Is this course right for me?


These treatments work particularly well on sensitive clients/patients. You will be able to utilize these two treatment methods immediately into your practice. 


Before the actual date of the live ZOOM webinar there are a few things to complete:

  • You are a registered health care worker such as a Registered Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor etc.

Class Outline

What to expect

Day 1
  • Registration
9:00 - 10:00am
  • Introduction of instructor and students
  • Anatomy and physiology of facet joints
10:00 - 11:00am
  • Anatomy and physiology of facet joints- continued
11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Locating and palpating lumbar and thoracic transverse processes
12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Sitting flexion test
  • Palpating tissue texture
1:00 - 2:00pm
2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Peri-ischial technique to lumbar and thoracic facet joints
    3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Locating and palpating cervical facet joints
    5:00 - 5:30pm
  • Auricular technique to cervical facet joints
    • Conclusions

    Day 2
    9:00 - 10:00am
    • Anatomy and physiology of pelvic bones
    10:00 - 12:00am
    Sacroiliac joint tests
    • McConnell's test
    • Standing flexion test
    • Sitting flexion test
    • Pelvic rocking test
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    • Pubic shotgun technique
    • Sacroiliac joint gapping
    • Sacroiliac joint "hitch" correction
    1:00 - 2:00pm
    • Lunch
    2:00 - 3:00pm
    • Sacral torsion (theory)
    3:00 - 4:00pm
    • Locating and palpating sacral landmarks
      • Static position
      • Mobility tests to sacrum
    4:00 - 5:00pm
    • Treating sacral torsions
    • Conclusions
    • Certificates
  • Start correcting somatic (joint) and sacral dysfunctions today

    Choose to become more effective

    Increase your confidence


    Confident knowing if there is a spinal segment that is dysfunctional known as a somatic dysfunction.

    Recognize changes were made by testing before and after using the Auricular and Peri-ischial Techniques.

    Ability to influence the spinal joints and surrounding tissues without sending your client/patient out to a different therapist such as a chiropractor.

    Confident knowing if there is a sacroiliac dysfunction and differentiate it from pelvic organ dysfunction.

    Recognize changes were made by testing before and after the corrections.



    Lead Instructor

    Robert Hackwood

    A Registered Massage Therapist since 1992, Robert Hackwood - Dynamic Therapist - brings the success of his hands-on treatment and courses to the online arena in a state-of-the-art online program that all therapists can benefit from, regardless of their location. Robert explains:" Therapists can improve outcomes with less wear and tear. These courses help you to work smarter and easier so you can stand apart." Therapists can complete the training in the privacy of their own homes at a pace that works for them, saving time and money.

    Robert has been involved with teaching Massage Therapy skills for over 25 years, including Muscle Energy Technique, Craniosacral in several forms, Neuromuscular Therapy, Assessment, Osteopathic Techniques, and more. He has been a teaching assistant for several instructors offering continuing education, taught in 3 different Massage Therapy Colleges, written articles and been involved in the running of the Massage Therapy profession in British Columbia.

    What to expect

    What amazing information will I see?

    • Anatomy of a vertebral segment and pelvic joints

    • Assess (spinal facet) dysfunctions found in flexion and extension

    • Joint Laws

    • Indications and Contraindications

    • 2 different treatment methods for somatic (spinal facet) dysfunctions

    • Assess sacroiliac motion 4 ways

    • Correct Pubic Symphysis

    • Increase sacroiliac motion

    • Easy method to correct Sacral Dysfunctions


    Pay in one payment


    • Are there CMTBC Continuing Education Credits?

      Yes there are 14 PE for cycle 12 and 13

    • Is it hard to learn?

      Your skills you have already acquired as a therapist will help you to perform the necessary palpation.

    • What is your Cancellation & Refund Policy?

      Cancellation & Refund Policy for In-Person (live) 1-2 day Courses

      A $45 administrative fee is withheld for any refunds processed.

      Cancellation will be accepted until 31 days prior to the start date of the course and a full refund given, minus the administration fee.

      Between 15 and 30 days prior to the course the registration fee may be transferrable to another course, space permitting or 50% refunded.

      There will be NO REFUNDS within 14 days of the course or if the registrant does not attend the course, your space has been reserved for you and no refund or transfer of fee will be given.

      Transfers must be within the same CEC Cycle or for courses already scheduled at the time of transfer.

      Robert Hackwood and Dynamic Therapies reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient participant demand or extenuating circumstances. In the event we must cancel a course, you may transfer to another course of equivalent value, or request a refund. While we will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, our liability is limited to the tuition fee only.

    What are you waiting for?

    Feel confident you can treat a somatic (facet joint) dysfunction and balance the pelvis to execute a more complete job of treating the involved tissues.