This course is for Physical Therapists and PTAs wanting to learn hands-on treatment of the Pelvic and Sacroiliac regions. This is an orthopedic-based course (all external evaluation and treatment)– relevant for all orthopedic physical therapists, sports physical therapists, and pelvic health PTs.
This two-day seminar is designed to provide the Medical professional with a simplified evidence-based approach to managing dysfunctions of the pelvic girdle. Anatomy of the SI and pelvic girdle region and the evidence-based treatment theory form the foundation of the lecture. In-depth analysis of the biomechanics of the SI and pelvic girdle region are presented and form the basis for evaluation of alignment within the SI and pelvic girdle. The participants, through extensive Lab exercises, will be led through the development of treatment plans by applying muscle energy, joint mobilization, and muscle re-education techniques.
Course instruction will also focus on developing a working knowledge of the theory behind muscle energy and joint mobilization techniques combined with supporting evidence from the current literature.
The practical application labs will be supplemented by lectures and group discussions. Efficacy of the various techniques for SI and pelvic girdle dysfunction will also be discussed in order to allow the participant to determine the best evidence-based treatments for their clients.
A course manual with illustrations and step-by-step instructions will assist the clinician in immediately and confidently applying these skills to their clinical setting. This information is essential to develop a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program for the SI and pelvic girdle region.
Certificates of attendance are provided upon successful completion of the course. This course is 16 contact hours/1.6 ceu’s/ccu’s. Approval amounts may vary by state.
OPTM Physical Therapy Saratoga –12930 Saratoga Avenue Saratoga, CA 95070
David K Thomas PT, MPA
David has spent more than 38 years in outpatient private practice specializing in orthopedic and sports therapy treating tens of thousands of patients with an eclectic approach. He has served on the 2000 Olympic Trials TEAM, worked with the San Jose Dance Company, and provided sports therapy to numerous HS Athletic programs, college and professional athletes as well as local Running Clubs and Triathletes while developing the Folsom Wellness & Sports Conditioning Center LLC in 2004.
For the past 23 years, he has also been the Owner and President of El Dorado Physical Inc. & El Dorado Physical Therapy Management LLC, developing 4 clinics, mentoring staff consisting of PTs, PTAs & ATCs, and developing programs for the community as well as our profession. This Practical Approach to the Treatment of Pelvic and Sacroiliac Dysfunction is a culmination of my lifetime of experience and passion for helping patients along with their families.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:
*Demonstrate understanding of pelvic an sacral movements and proper palpation of anatomical landmarks.
*Complete a palpation and movement assessment to identify pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunctions.
*Have an underlying understanding of MET, pelvic and SI dysfunction, and be able to apply them in their treatment setting.
*Correlate assessment findings with patient complaints.
*Demonstrate proper muscle energy techniques for treating pelvic and sacral asymmetries and dysfunctions found during the assessment.
Low back pain is one of the most prevalent and costly ailments seen in a variety of healthcare settings. Diagnosing and treating low back pain can be challenging and frustrating. Due to the complex nature of the lumbosacral region, the root cause of lower back pain is often elusive. This course intends to simplify the evaluation and treatment for the most common pelvic and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions from a manual therapy perspective.
This lab-intensive manual therapy course presents the use of mechanical movements as part of the evaluative process to lead to the proper selection of techniques to address joint dysfunctions and muscular imbalances of the pelvis, sacrum and lumbo-sacral junction ( Max 16:1 ratio). The emphasis of this course will be on the performance of Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques. This course will provide the participant with the understanding and necessary skills to enhance clinical reasoning and manual skills to apply these techniques in the clinical environment immediately.