SI Joint Dysfunction Treatment: A Manual Therapy Approach, 4/17/2024

About the Course:
Your work with lower back pain can give clients their lives back, allowing them to once again enjoy the activities that debilitating pain had taken from them. But core misalignment and sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD), the source of pain for one out of three clients with back pain, can mimic numerous dysfunctions including neck and shoulder pain that frustrate your ability to identify the root of your clients’ problem. Ultimately, you can find yourself going down the wrong treatment path, leaving you feeling defeated and worried that your client will face surgery that could be avoided. This course gives you the skills and tools you need to properly stabilize the pelvis and SIJ. Feel your confidence grow and your skills sharpen as you learn special assessment tests and measures, so you can address the pain faster; and evidence-based osteopathic-derived muscle energy techniques and neuromuscular therapy to restore function quicker.

Course Objectives:
  1. Identify anatomy of the pelvic girdle
  2. Identify the causes of sacroiliac pain and dysfunction
  3. Identify how to perform assessment tests for core misalignments
  4. Identify how to perform MET corrections for core misalignments
  5. Identify the anatomy/kinesiology of piriformis muscle and its relationship to sciatic nerve
  6. Identify tests for piriformis syndrome
  7. Identify strategies and protocols for working with the gluteus maximus and Piriformis muscles
About the Author:
Peggy has been practicing massage since 1986 and is Nationally Certified. She received her initial training at the New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts in Santa Fe and at Wellness Skills, Inc. in Dallas. She taught Clinical Anatomy and Physiology, Trigger Point Therapy and Swedish Technique at Wellness Skills, Inc. and is now on the faculty of Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin. Peggy holds a Masters Degree in Dance from American University in Washington, D.C. She also teaches dance and yoga and is a personal trainer. Peggy is an approved CEU provider for the Texas Department of Health, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and by the Florida Department of Health. She brings her eclectic and extensive background into her teaching for an interesting and enlightening learning experience.

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