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SIJ - Seattle, WA March 10-11, 2012 (SOLD OUT!)

Audience: This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Required Readings None

Contact Hours: 15 (CEUs vary by state)
Price: $475 (Early registrant price of $450 for registrations received one month before course start date)
Lab Attire:
Men- Loose fitting shorts
Women- Loose fitting shorts and halter-top
Participants are encouraged to bring a gait belt to the course.


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This continuing education course course will reflect the neuromuscular and manual therapy techniques and philosophies learned from internationally recognized manual therapist Professor Mariano Rocabado, PT of Chile.

The neuromuscular treatment approach is utilized to treat sacroiliac dysfunctions. The theory is to use the muscle to assist in moving the joint back into its physiological position, thereby re-educating the muscle in its proper position and assisting in stabilization. Evaluation and treatment techniques to restore functional alignment and movement of the pelvic girdle are included. X-rays of the pelvic girdle will be presented. Dysfunctions of the ilium, pubis and sacroiliac joints will be analyzed. Each individual dysfunction will have a neuromuscular/manual therapy correction and stabilization exercise. Specific exercise strategies for pelvic girdle/postural dysfunctions are discussed. Systemic hypermobility and pelvic girdle stabilization is discussed with specific treatment strategies given. Emphasis on the role of the pelvic floor, transverse abdominus and multifidi in pelvic girdle stabilization is included with progressive exercise program.


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Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will:

1. Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the pubis and sacroiliac joints
2. Assess pubic bone, ilia, and sacroiliac dysfunctions in standing, sitting, supine and prone
3. Treat and provide specific corrections for home treatment of each dysfunction
4. Understand the role of the pelvic floor muscles in sacroiliac dysfunction and pelvic pain
5. Progress patients to an exercise program incorporating muscle balance for their pelvic girdle/postural dysfunction
6. Identify benchmarks for patient’s treatment and exercise progressions


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Day One:
8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
8:15 Postural Development
8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Pelvic Girdle
9:45 Break
10:00 Symphysis Pubis, Ilio Sacral Joint, Sacral Iliac Joint Signs and Symptoms
10:45 Pelvic Girdle Evaluation – Lecture and Lab
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunctions – Lecture and Lab
3:00 Break
3:15 Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of Ilio Sacral Dysfunctions – Lecture and Lab
5:00 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Review
8:15 Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of Symphysis Pubis and Ilio Sacral Dysfunctions continued – Lecture and Lab
10:00 Break
10:15 Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of Sacral Iliac Dysfunction – Lecture and Lab
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Piriformis Syndrome/Systemic Hypermobility
1:30 Pelvic Floor Muscle Relationship to Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain
3:00 Break
3:15 Core Stability SEMG Lab with PF, TrA and Multifidus training
5:00 Adjourn


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Instructor: Dawn Sandalcidi
Dates: Saturday, March 10th, 2012 ~ Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Location: Pacific Medical Center
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144 (map)
Reservations: Best Western