A 1-day seminar available through Cross Country Education offers participants the tools to assess and treat patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD). According to the Cross Country Education website, Kyndall Boyle, PT, PhD, OCS, PRC, course instructor, shares her nearly 25 years of expertise and findings with participants.

During the “Conservative Management for Patients with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction” seminar, the site says Boyle will provide the latest evidence in the field, coupled with rationale for conservative intervention for patients with SIJD. Boyle will discuss relevant anatomy and biomechanics, including issues of bilateral and unilateral instability and postural asymmetry. Boyle will also examine the link between SIJD, suboptimal respiration, posture, and motor control.

The site notes that participants will take home key knowledge needed to assess and treat SIJD by examining a case study, case series, and a randomized controlled trial. Thanks to the interactive lab portion of the class, participants will also have the opportunity to expand their hands-on skills by practicing therapeutic exercises to manage a client with right, left, or bilateral SIJD.

Objectives for the course include recognizing subjective and objective data linked to a diagnosis of SIJD; and explaining the anatomy and biomechanics related to SIJD, including asymmetrical and symmetrical postural patterns, as well as the relationship between faulty respiration, posture, motor control, and SIJD.

Additional objectives include analyzing conservative interventions used to manage patients with SIJD by reviewing evidence-based research, case series, and a randomized control trial; evaluating the rationale for therapeutic exercises that could be used to address asymmetries/pathomechanics related to right, left, or bilateral SIJD; and applying therapeutic exercises to manage a patient with right, left, or bilateral SIJD.

Course instructor Boyle is a licensed physical therapist who has worked in a variety of settings for the past 24 years, including outpatient orthopedic, sports medicine, home health, skilled nursing, and acute care. She 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. 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, Fla.

For more information visit www.crosscountryeducation.com

[Source: Cross Country Education]