|Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15
Sacroiliac joint pain prevalence has been estimated to be as high as 30% in patients with low back and buttock pain. (Schwarzer et al., 1995) Local causes of sacroiliac joint pain can be created from the joint itself, the dense ligaments that cover the joint surfaces, surrounding muscles, or nerves. Pain in the sacroiliac region can also be referred from the low back, buttock muscles, abdominal organs, or the hips. The SI joint is frequently injured by a fall or trauma, and is at increased risk of dysfunction during pregnancy and postpartum. One in four women who have pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy may develop chronic postpartum PGP. (Ostgaard, 1991)
This two-day course will present a reference-based, clinically applicable approach to the evaluation and treatment of the sacroiliac joint and pelvic ring. Pain in the lumbopelvic-hip complex can be challenging as there are many potential sources of biomechanical dysfunction and pain generation. The course will cover the direct and indirect anatomy that influences the sacroiliac joint, and provide a means of deducing the source of pain and dysfunction. Direct treatment of symptoms and techniques for symptom amelioration will be presented. During lecture and laboratory sessions, participants will have the opportunity to practice two different SIJ tests; movement impairment vs. symptom reproduction. The participants will also analyze which spinal joints may be referring pain, and assess the role that sacral discs play in initiating and perpetuating pain. The information presented is immediately applicable to the clinician's patient population and the techniques presented will be able to be incorporated seamlessly into the participant’s clinical practice.
An emphasis on specific exercise and stabilization approaches will be instructed throughout the course. As research by Hungerford et al (2003) has pointed out that patients who have sacroiliac joint pain have altered patterns of muscle recruitment that may affect load transfer strategies, movement re-training, muscle awareness training, and muscle activation strategies will be instructed for both clinical application and home program management..
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.
Required Readings: This course has no required readings, but a practitioner who is new to pelvic rehabilitation may find it useful to renew the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor/pelvic girdle prior to the course.
Lab Attire: Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Course attendees will be participating in labs as both practitioner and practice patient. There is no internal evaluation in this course.
What to bring: Mobilization Belt, Yoga Mat, Foam Roller
Are you treating patients with Sacroiliac Joint pain? Herman & Wallace's offers a Home Exercise Manual for Patients with Sacroiliac/Low Back Pain
Hungerford, B., Gilleard, W., & Hodges, P. (2003). Evidence of altered lumbopelvic muscle recruitment in the presence of sacroiliac joint pain. Spine,28(14), 1593-1600.
Ostgaard, H. C., Anderson, G. B. J., & Karlson, K. (1991). Prevalence of back pain in pregnancy: A review. Spine, 16(5), 549-552.
Schwarzer AC, Aprill CN, Bogduk N. The sacroiliac joint in chronic low back pain. Spine. Jan 1 1995;20(1):31-7
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the unique anatomical and functional characteristics of the sacroiliac joints.
2. Describe the role of aging on the various epiphyseal joints of the innominate bones.
3. Perform movement impairment and pain provocation maneuvers for the SIJ and pelvic ring.
4. Perform clinical testing procedures used to rule in/out the SIJ and pelvic ring in a patient’s pain.
5. Perform joint specific mobilization techniques to address pain or dysfunctions.
6. Instruct patients on a series of SIJ- specific stabilization exercises.
7. Design a plan of care specific to a patient's dysfunction.
Peter Philip, PT, ScD, COMT is a two- time graduate of Quinnipiac University; in 1996 with a bachelors in Physical Therapy and in 1999 with a Masters in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and his doctorate from Texas Tech University’s Doctor of Science program where he enhanced and confirmed his independent research on pelvic pain, non-surgical orthopaedic medicine and teaching.
Peter has dedicated his life’s work to the eradication of pain and dysfunction. He treats both chronic and acute conditions, and bases his success on an integration of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathoanatomy.
Since 1997, Peter Philip has been the owner/director of Philip Physical Therapy, which is currently located in New Canaan, Connecticut. After initiating his private practice out of his truck with a reflex hammer and folding table, he is grateful to have an office space from which to work, as driving 1,000 miles a week had become quite taxing.
Peter has been treating patients with pelvic dysfunction, pelvic pain and bladder/bowel dysfunctions since 2001. He incorporates sound differential diagnostics and treatment strategies that address the spine, pelvis, sacroiliac joints, hips and pelvic anatomy. In 2010, he was acknowledged by the International Association of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM) as a leader in the field of nonsurgical medicine, and was certified as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT); The 2nd in the East Coast, and 1st in the Tri-State and New England regions. In April of 2014, Peter was one of eighteen to successfully complete and receive recognition as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC), and the first male nationally to receive this certification and recognition.
Peter was mentored by Dr. Russell Woodman and has taught nationally since 1995 on topics that range from pelvic pain, spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral), hip, shoulder, knee and ankle. Peter developed and teaches Differential Diagnostics of Chronic Pelvic Pain and Differential Diagnosis of the Sacroiliac Joint through Herman & Wallace.
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This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist that has never taken a Herman & Wallace course. This discount may be used towards a registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).
Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:
1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.
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Any therapist who completed our PRPC JTA survey in the spring of 2012 earned a $50.00 credit to use towards any future course. A therapist who earned this credit may only use it once. If you completed the JTA survey, you should have received an email of having done so. If you are not sure if you earned a JTA survey discount, contact us and we'll check for you.