A course available through Great Lakes Seminars provides attendees “The Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization.” According to the Great Lakes Seminars website, the course seeks to demonstrate, both theoretically and with specific case examples, how the pelvis contributes to low back pain in patients. The course is also intended to bring clarity to the often ambiguous treatments of the pelvis, offering new and seasoned clinicians a more comprehensive way of treating the pelvis.

The site notes that the seminar will follow a progression of principles and reinforce them throughout the 16 hours, it will feature an at least 75% hands-on lab, and will offer the clinician hands-on skills they use can use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.

Objectives for the course include understanding the rationale for sacroiliac mobilization and gaining the ability to perform a sacroiliac evaluation to determine dysfunction, as well as correctly performing multiple movement dysfunction tests to determine the side of dysfunction. Additional objectives include demonstrating the ability to correctly palpate the landmarks of the pelvis to ascertain the type of dysfunction present in the pelvic girdle, demonstrating the ability to follow the correct order of treatment in the pelvis to best correct dysfunction, and demonstrating correct application of specific mobilizations.

The site states that topics addressed include a review of pertinent anatomy, introduction and review of biomechanics of the sacroiliac joint and how it will be assessed, application to specific clinical situations, as well as review of each assessment and treatment technique.

Course instructor Cheryl Hancock, PT, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, AT, PTA, is the owner of Core Physical Therapy, an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Danville, Va. According to the site, Hancock treats using manual therapy and dry needling techniques with emphasis on the body as a whole. Her treatment approach is intended to provide a comprehensive treatment to patients of all disciplines and move beyond the symptoms to identify the barrier that limits motion and causes dysfunction. She works with the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs, as well as core stabilization and activation.

[Source: Great Lakes Seminars]