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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Treatments to Stop the Pain in as Little as 4-6 Sessions

Program Information


  1. Categorize the signs and symptoms of SIJD with specialized tests and measures.
  2. Restate what muscles should be activated and inhibited to improve function.
  3. Evaluate the anatomy and biomechanics related to SIJD, including asymmetrical and symmetrical postural patterns, as well as the relationship between faulty respiration, posture, motor control, and SIJD.
  4. Analyze conservative interventions used to manage clients with SIJD by reviewing evidence-based research, case series, and a randomized control trial.
  5. Demonstrate therapeutic exercises that address asymmetries/pathomechanics postural patterns.
  6. Create a rehab program that addresses right, left, or bilateral SIJD.


How to Accurately Identify Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJD)

  • Signs and symptoms that suggest SIJD
    • Where is the pain located?
    • Is there a pain referral pattern?
  • What muscles should you activate and inhibit to improve function
  • Special assessment tests and measures to identify SIJD and postural patterns
What to Examine in Addition to the Low Back – Anatomy & Biomechanics of SIJU
  • Enhance treatment sessions by recognizing the relationship between SIJ and:
    • Hips
    • Faulty respiration
    • Posture
    • Motor control
    • Asymmetry/movement patterns
Conservative Interventions to Improve Outcomes Faster (Hands-On Lab)
  • Examination tests and measure for SIJD
    • Pain provocation tests to recommend
    • SIJ tests not recommended
  • Therapeutic exercises for right SIJD
  • Therapeutic exercises for left SIJD
  • Therapeutic exercises for symmetrical postural pattern (bilateral or unilateral SIJD)
  • The value of blowing up a balloon (90/90 Bridge with Ball and Balloon exercise)
Case Studies for R SIJD, L SIJD, and Unilateral SIJD

Copyright : 12/04/2018

Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain: Hands-on Treatment for Lumbar, Sacroiliac, & Pelvic Dysfunctions

Program Information


  1. Analyze basic anatomy and the pathomechanics of low back pain
  2. Identify the principles of manual therapy for the lower back and SI joints
  3. Demonstrate proper manual therapy techniques for a lower back patient
  4. Review the most common low back dysfunctions
  5. Discuss the appropriate application of “progression of forces” concept
  6. Integrate stabilization exercises for maintenance of manual corrections



  • Goals of the first visit
  • Empathy vs sympathy
  • Establishing consistency
  • Avoiding clinical blindness
  • Who should be referred to therapy
  • Red flags
  • Keys to subjective and objective evaluations


  • Predisposing factors
  • Bony Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine
  • Soft tissue anatomy of the Lumbar Spine
    • Ligamentous support
    • Muscular support
    • Intervertebral disc
  • Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine
  • Common Diagnoses
    • Degenerative Joint Disease
    • Spondylosis
    • Spondylolysis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Disc protrusion
    • Herniated Nucleus Pulposis


  • The key to subjective history
  • Posture assessment
    • Sitting, Standing, dynamic, lordosis, lateral shift 
  • Movement loss
    • How much
    • Quality of the movement
    • Willingness to move
    • Lateral deviation
  • Repeated Movements
    • What happens during movement
    • What happens because of the movement
  • Static tests
  • Neurological
    • Motor/sensory deficit
    • Reflexes
    • Dural signs
  • Other considerations
    • Hip/SI joint clearing tests
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Intermittent claudication tests


  • Treatment of the acute patient
    • Modalities
    • Mid-range movement techniques
  • Sub-acute/chronic patient
    • Postural syndrome
    • Dysfunction syndrome
    • Adherent Nerve Root
    • Derangement
  • Treatment
    • Reduction
    • Maintain
    • Recovery of function
    • Prevention
  • Manual Therapy techniques
    • Prone extension with manual overpressure
    • Prone Lumbar extension mobilization
    • Flexion Rotation mobilization

Copyright : 11/30/2018

Non-Surgical Strategies for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Program Information


  1. Correlate relevant anatomical structures and stability concepts
  2. Evaluation the current literature regarding sacroiliac clinical findings, joint mobilization, non-surgical stabilization options and exercise
  3. Simulate effective manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions


Key Points of Anatomy

Stability Concepts

Examination Goals

Primary Interventions

Evaluating Progress

Next Steps

Copyright : 08/03/2017