The Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization

Course Description

The greatest strength of this class is its ability to simplify a seemingly complex region of the body and give the clinician a set of tools to use with confidence on Monday morning. This class is evidence based and demonstrates both theoretically and with specific case examples how the pelvis contributes to low back pain in patients. A unique aspect of this course is how it clarifies often ambiguous treatments with the pelvis; giving both new and seasoned clinicians a more comprehensive way of treating the pelvis.

As with all of our manual therapy courses, this seminar will follow a progression of principles and reinforce them throughout the 16 hours, is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician hands-on skills they use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.

Sacroiliac Schedule

Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Independently discuss rationale for sacroiliac mobilization
  • Independently and correctly perform a sacroiliac evaluation to determine dysfunction
  • Correctly perform multiple movement dysfunction tests to ascertain the side of dysfunction
  • Correctly palpate the landmarks of the pelvis to ascertain the type of dysfunction present in the pelvic girdle
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow the correct order of treatment in the pelvis to best correct dysfunction
  • Demonstrate correct application of specific mobilizations

Topics Covered

  • Review of pertinent anatomy
  • Introduction and review of biomechanics of the sacroiliac joint and how it will be assessed
  • Palpation of bony structures—this will be reviewed throughout the course
  • Diagnostic testing—static and motion assessment
  • Treatment of pubic dysfunction
  • Treatment of iliosacral dysfunction—flares, rotations & slips
  • Treatment of sacroilial dysfunction—sacrum
  • Review of each assessment and treatment technique
  • Application to specific clinical situations

Course Instructors

Cheryl Hancock

PT, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, AT, PTA


Cheryl earned a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University and a Masters Degree at Neumann College, a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Athletic Training at Moravian College, and an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy at Lehigh County Community College. In addition to being a physical therapist, Cheryl is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist, an Ergonomic Specialist and has an extensive background in athletic training. Cheryl treats using manual therapy and dry needling techniques with emphasis on the body as a whole. Her treatment approach offers a comprehensive treatment to patients of all disciplines and moves beyond the symptoms to identify the barrier that limits motion and causes dysfunction. Ms. Hancock works with the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs as well as core stabilization and activation. She has designed training videos that focus on proper mechanics and muscle activation utilized by the uprising athlete to the professional. Cheryl a is the owner of Core Physical Therapy, an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Danville, Va.

Cheryl Hancock
Jason Hepworth

Jason Hepworth

PT, DPT, CIMT


Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University. He also holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University and is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars. Jason’s approach to therapy encompasses the use of joint and soft tissue mobilization, functional therapeutic exercise and patient education to return his patients to their highest functional level. Jason is always looking for opportunities to learn new things and improve himself as a clinician. Jason, his wife, and two children live in Southeast Michigan.

Course Outline

Saturday


7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, Review of pertinent anatomy

9:30am

Lecture: Pelvic Girdle Biomechanics: Iliosacral

10:15am

Lecture: Pelvic Girdle Biomechanics: Sacroilial

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Diagnostic Testing - Static & Motion Assessment

3:00pm

Lab: Treatment of Pubic Dysfunction

4:00pm

Lab: Treatment of Iliosacral Dysfunctions - Slips

4:45pm

Lab: Review

5:00pm

Lab: Review of Evidence-Based Literature

5:30pm

Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Lab: Review of Bony Structures and Diagnostic Testing

9:00am

Lab: Treatment of Iliosacral Dysfunctions - Flares

10:00am

Lab: Treatment of Iliosacral Dysfunctions - Rotations

10:45am

Lab: Treatment of Sacroilial Dysfunctions

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Treatment of Sacroilial Dysfunctions

2:00pm

Lab: Review of Iliosacral Dysfunctions

3:00pm

Lab: Review of Sacroilial Dysfunctions

3:30pm

Lab: Speed Mobilizations

4:15pm

Lab: Application to Clinical Situations

4:30pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature

5:00pm

Adjourn

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