Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic-Hip Complex, 2/4/2024


About the Course:
This course is designed to educate the practicing clinician on how to rule out suspected medical red flags. The clinician will then learn evidence-based evaluation techniques to identify not only the presence of sacroiliac joint dysfunction but the specific dysfunction of the 10 common presentations. Tissue specific impairments will then be addressed with a variety of manual therapy techniques including instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy techniques, joint manipulations, and therapeutic exercise.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the historical approach to lumbo-pelvic hip pain
  • Identify relevant anatomical structures for pelvic-hip evaluation
  • Locate relevant anatomical structures
  • Identify red flags
  • Identify implications of red flags
  • Identify limitations in AROM
  • Identify limitations in PROM
  • Recognize accessory and component motions
  • Identify muscles that typically tighten/shorten
  • Select screening tests to rule in/rule out SIJD
  • Identify pain provocation tests to rule in/rule out SIJD
  • Recognize palpation of ASIS and PSIS to identify potential motion restrictions
  • Recognize the purpose of various muscle energy techniques
  • Recognize the effects of each grade of mobilization
  • Identify the application of kinesiology tape
  • Recognize the function of the cylindrical core
  • Identify specific interventions for pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Recognize the role of abdominal surgeries and scar tissue on pelvic pain

About the Author:
Dr. Steve Middleton serves as the Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Assess, Treat & Condition, an outpatient clinic in Fulton, MO where he specializes in conditions of the lumbo-pelvic- hip complex. He has 20+ years experience in a combination of roles treating a variety of patients including athletes from high school to college as well as professional athletes in the NFL and Olympics. Dr. Middleton also serves as the Program Director of the Master of Athletic Training Program at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. In addition to maintaining national accreditation, he teaches Orthopedic Evaluation of the Lower Extremities and Lumbar Spine, Orthopedic Evaluation of the Upper Extremities and Cervical Spine, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy. He previously taught in the Department of Kinesiology at Southern Illinois University as well as serving as both a clinical instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program and a guest lecturer in the Physician’s Assistant program during their orthopedic rotations.

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
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