Low back pain is one of the most common issues you’ll see in clients.
All they want is relief - quick, effective care, and a long-term, affordable solution.
And if you’re only looking at the hip or back, you could be misdiagnosing your client... you must also look at the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) in conjunction with the lumbar and pelvic regions to effectively assess and treat the issue.
Most of the time, the sacroiliac joint is overlooked or ignored, but if you don't get a full picture of your client's distress, you will be limiting the optimized treatment you could be providing.
Wasted sessions coupled with increasing client frustration isn't good for either of you. And your clients will begin to feel hopeless, losing faith in your treatment approach every single time they feel that twinge in their back...
With this online course, we'll dive into how you can identify sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) the first time with relevant testing and in-depth interventions, so you can quickly address the pain and restore function. Through use-case demonstrations, you'll walk away able to create a sustainable solution for your clients' suffering from back pain, so they can finally be free of constant discomfort.
Gain in-depth training to start assessing every angle of your clients' dysfunction, so you can become the go-to therapist for their low back relief!
This collection of techniques will empower you to approach clients who come to you with low back pain with a renewed look at the pain's origin, and how to create a treatment plan that extends beyond your time in sessions.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Treatments to Stop the Pain in as Little as 4-6 Sessions
If you think you don't have to pay attention to the SIJ, these 3 modules will make you reconsider everything you know.
- Common terminology and the evidence behind SIJ dysfunction
- Subjective and objective examinations, along with specialized SIJ tests, to determine best treatment plan for your client's optimal results
- Discover the biomechanics and relationship surrounding the sacroiliac joint
- Uncover what optimal function the SIJ depends on
- Understand the close-knit relationships of the SIJ and how they'll affect your treatment
- The relationship between faulty respiration, motor control, posture, and SIJ
- The commonality of SIJ in a variety of populations
- Underlying postural and movement patterns, plus common tests to evaluate current positions
- In-depth demonstrations that go beyond quick-fix interventions
- Real-life case studies to show you how to approach the conditions you'll see
- Step-by-step technique printouts you can use as you get more familiar with SIJ in your office
- Traditional PT interventions you can use with SIJ
- Shoe wear education and custom orthotic considerations
- Kyndall Boyle's published research related to SIJD to further your understanding of the condition
- SIJ exercises specific to sides of the body, along with interventions for patient education, therapeutic exercise, SIJ belts, and more
The lumbosacral region is complex, often leading to misdiagnoses for low back pain. These sessions break down treatment using muscle energy, mobilization, articulation, and manipulations so that you can use a multi-faceted approach to treatment - including use of Pilates exercises to increase alignment, breathing, spine health and much more.
- Best practices and principles for functional anatomy and manual therapy, including muscle energy techniques
- Common dysfunctions of the lumbar facet regions, sacroiliac joint, and hypo/hyper compensation
- Joint mobilizations, manipulations, and articulations with the evidence behind it all
- Dynamic evaluation tests that help you properly evaluate your client
- Treatments such as multiple corrections, rotation techniques, and restrictions
- Approaches for SI dysfunction, thoracic manipulation, lumbopelvic pain, lumbar facet restrictions - with in-depth demonstrations and lab time
- Pilates principles and exercises for spine stabilization/elongation, extremity alignment, integrated movement and more
(Digital Seminar valued at $59.99)
Click here for information about Jason Handschumacher.
Kyndall Boyle, PT, PhD, OCS, PRC, is a licensed physical therapist who has worked in a variety of settings for the past 25 years: outpatient orthopedic, sports medicine, home health, skilled nursing, and acute care. Dr. Boyle is currently the Director and Owner of OPTimal Performance Physical Therapy in Boone, NC.
In addition to the clinic, she served as a full-time faculty member for Doctor of Physical Therapy programs for 14 years. Dr. Boyle earned her BS in PT from the University of New Mexico, an MS from the UNC at Chapel Hill, and a PhD from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
She is currently Board Certified in Orthopedics having earned her designation as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). In addition, Dr. Boyle studied Postural Restoration Concepts that later led to her certification (PRC). Because of her clinical experience, she has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, book chapters, and magazine articles. Dr. Boyle continues to be active in research relating to the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Click here for information about Kyndall Boyle.
Ted German, PT, DPT, CIMT, CPRS, has over 15 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. He currently works at Group Health Cooperative in Madison, WI as a spine specialist, and part-time in the Urgent Care Physical Therapy department treating acute injuries of all types. Dr. German’s education includes a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN; a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN; and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH.
He is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist, a Certified Pilates Rehabilitation Specialist, and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section. Dr. German’s teaching experiences include guest lectures on “Pilates for Rehabilitation” for St. Catherine University’s Orthopedics Department and “Risk Factors for Patellofemoral Pain Among Females” at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting. Click here for information about Ted German.