Pelvic pain can be a chronic, debilitating condition that is affecting an ever increasing number of individuals. Individuals often have numerous imaging studies that are considered normal and do not contribute to their treatment. Current medical treatment involves prescription pain relievers, injections and surgeries that often offer little if any improvement in symptoms.
This course is designed to educate the practicing clinician on how to rule out suspected medical red flags. The clinician will then learn researched based evaluation techniques to identify not only the presence of sacroiliac joint dysfunction but the specific dysfunction of the 10 common presentations. Tissue specific impairments will then be addressed with a variety of manual therapy techniques including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and joint manipulations.
|Contact Hours: 5||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Review of anatomy:
- Screening of the SI joint
- Clinical Prediction Rule for SI Joint Dysfunction
- Screening in SI joint dysfunction
- Evaluation via static palpation
- Evaluation via active movements
- Evaluation via passive movements
- Mechanisms behind instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Mechanisms behind muscle energy techniques
- Mechanisms behind joint manipulations
- Common findings for each type of dysfunction
- Soft tissue restrictions and apply specific techniques
- Joint restrictions and apply specific techniques
- Appropriate stabilization techniques
- The role of scar tissue in dysfunction
- Application of manual therapy techniques
- Neuromuscular re-education of core musculature
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the practicing clinician on how to rule out suspected medical red flags on pelvic pain.
- Identify the bones of the pelvic girdle
- Recognize the joints of the pelvic girdle
- Recall the function of the pelvic ligaments
- Recognize muscular attachments to the pelvis
- Identify the sacral nerve plexus
- Recognize screening for medical conditions
- Identify the use of the FABER test
- Identify clinically significant provocation tests
- Recall research based examination techniques
- Recognize the use of the Forward Bend screen
- Identify possible dysfunction via ASIS / PSIS palpations
- Recall active movement assessments for the SI joints
- Recall passive movement assessments for the SI joint
- Identify the application of IASTM to improve soft tissue mobility
- Differentiate applications of MET for neurofascial relaxation vs positional correction
- Identify appropriate joint manipulations
- Recognize treatment progression for anterior superior translation
- Recognize treatment progression for posterior superior translation
- Recall treatment progression for anterior vs posterior rotations
- Recognize treatment progression for medial vs lateral tilts
- Identify treatment progression for medial vs lateral rotations
- Identify the history of surgical procedure
- Recognize scar tissue manipulation
- Recall treatment progression for core integration
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Contact Hours: 5 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapist, and Athletic Traininer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Steve Middleton works for William Woods University and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.