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2-Day Sacroiliac Joint Specialist Certification: Innovative Treatment Methods for Every Type of Lumbopelvic Dysfunction

Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT
Two Full Days
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Livonia, Michigan
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Whether your patient’s goals are to return to work, play with their kids or grandkids, or travel the globe, your hard work helps them progress toward their functional goals.

But sacroiliac joint dysfunction, the source of pain for 1 out of 3 patients with back or hip pain, can mimic numerous dysfunctions that frustrate your ability to identify the root of your clients’ problem. In addition, the traditional way to treat focuses on singular patterns of movement dysfunction that yields short-term results instead of truly looking at how the body functions in group patterns for more lasting relief.

You can easily find yourself going down the wrong treatment path, leaving you feeling defeated and worried that your patient will face surgery that could be avoided – and putting their goals even further from reality.

Become a certified Sacroiliac Joint Specialist through the Hesch Institute to regain your confidence and possess mastery in treating the sacroiliac, symphysis pubis, lumbar spine, and hip for faster and lasting results.

Since 1981, Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, has treated and taught a unique, evidence-based method that promotes effective manual therapy that lasts, self-treatment care beyond the clinic, and exercises to restore normal strength and movement. By going beyond the alignment model, Dr. Hesch will teach you to develop specific skills in evaluating micromotion dysfunctions that are too subtle to be evaluated visually but require skilled hands-on testing. Mastering this typically restores normal movement within three visits after which patients are independent with self-treatment and can then focus on exercise rehabilitation.

Sign up today and confidently guide your patients back to a pain-free future!



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

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Exercise Physiologists

ASEP members will earn 5.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.

Massage Therapists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #1808. This course is offered for 12.5 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.

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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

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This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT's Profile

Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT Related seminars and products

The Hesch Institute

For over 40 years, Jerry Hesch, MHS, DPT, PT, has specialized in treating individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain from hypomobility and dysfunction in joints throughout the body, integrating care within a BPS and Neuro-biomechanical framework. He founded The Hesch Institute for Treatment, Research, and Education in Aurora, CO to treat complex patients and share is evidence-based whole-body approach. A fundamental effort of the Institute is to demystify manual therapy providing simple, effective, user-friendly interventions. This practical approach is one of the safest, most effective methods you will find that dramatically improves cervical spine dysfunction with brief treatment.

Jerry has presented over 100 workshops in the USA, Canada, and Europe, including state, national, and international conferences. He has published books on treating the whole-body and the lumbopelvic complex. In 2020, he published a third book chapter on the upper cervical spine (in Human Movement, Lundgren, Johansson).


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jerry Hesch is the president of the Hesch Institute. He is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Dr. Hesch has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Jerry Hesch has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.

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This facility requires face coverings for those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. As COVID-19 policies are subject to change, please contact the facility for the most up to date information.


  1. Analyze the significant limitation of the malalignment theory of SIJD, and the limitation of the Muscle Energy Model.
  2. Evaluate asymmetrical and symmetrical movement dysfunction and effectively intervene.
  3. Analyze the traditional model with the Hesch Model.
  4. Integrate evidence-based practice in patient care.
  5. Demonstrate the principle of regional dependence in providing integrated treatment of the SIJ, pubic joint, hip joint and lumbar spine.
  6. Determine painful and non-painful movement impairments.
  7. Utilize evidence-based practice principles for evaluation and treatment.
  8. Analyze research and theoretical literature related to sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
  9. Appraise distal compensations within a whole-body perspective.
  10. Analyze joint, neuromuscular, posture, and movement models.
  11. Distinguish that micromotion testing has greater relevance than gross motion landmark testing.
  12. Perform palpation and spring testing and effectively treat hypomobility and hypermobility.
  13. Demonstrate self-mobilization making patients independent of manual therapy with 1-3 visits.
  14. Evaluate and treat common patterns of symmetrical and asymmetrical dysfunction using Clinical Prediction Rules.
  15. Prescribe effective exercises and self-care for patient with SIJD.


  • The traditional model vs. the Hesch Method
  • Macromotion and micromotion
  • What the traditional model misses that the Hesch Method gets right
  • Reviewing the evidence: support for the Hesch Method
  • Practice today’s best evaluation for:
    • Hip joint
    • Most common pattern of sacroiliac joint dysfunction
    • Anterior ilium
    • Posterior ilium
    • Sacral torsion
    • Sciatica
    • Pubic joint
    • Upslip
    • Downslip
    • Inflare
    • Outflare
    • Symmetrical patterns
  • Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Restore function
    • Increase range of motion
    • Alleviate chronic pain
    • Regain stability and mobility
    • Resolve joint hypomobility
    • Remove reflex inhibition
    • Improve leg length inequality
  • Practice combining:
    • A simpler model of mobility testing and grading
    • Gentle method of joint mobilization
    • Home exercise program
    • Self-mobilization for the patient
  • Coding and billing updates for SIJD rehab
  • Justify rehab with the right progress measures and documentation
  • Avoid denials and adults with these tips
  • Case study 1: Evaluate and treat downslip ilium that presents as upslip
  • Case study 2: Reflex connection between the pelvis and the upper cervical
  • Case study 3: False positive pelvic instability in pregnancy
  • Case study 4: Joint spring test with pudendal neuropathy with coexisting SIJD
  • The insider’s guide to specialization and professional networking
  • Build referrals faster: effectively market your SIJ program

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Personal Trainers



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 20


Patrick B

"Very informative!"

Howe L

"Great Course!"

Carla R

"I'm loving this method. It's taken my practice to the next level."

Marta B

"Thank you for this excellent course. To date I cannot wrap my head around how I was taught to evaluate/treat the pelvis in PT school and I so appreciate this systematic and organized approach. I am excited to take this to the clinic and to begin applying what I learned."

Suzanne B

"excellent course!! My first online, I missed the hands on practice, but have integrated on my patients already!!"


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