Continuing professional education

S4 - Functional Analysis and Management of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex

Tuition: $495 (plus $255 per credit hour if taken for graduate credit)

Hours: 16 or 1.6 CEUs (includes 1 online hour) or 2 graduate credits

Prerequisite: Sl; Intro S4 Webinar is included with S4

Who Attends: Physical Therapists

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A biomechanical and neurophysiological approach to the Jumbo-pelvic-hip complex is presented. Emphasis is placed on the functional relations within this region so as to understand pelvic girdle dysfunction. Research documentation of the anatomical and mechanical roles of the related structures is provided. Topic areas include: functional anatomy, biomechanics of the sacroiliac and pubic joints, muscular and ligament influences, select pathologies, effects of the pregnancy, labor and delivery as well as dysfunction in the form of pathomechanics and pathophysiology. Laboratory experience involves the demonstration and practice of clinical evaluation methods for assessing dysfunction in the Jumbo-pelvic-hip complex. The evaluation process approaches the problem from both joint and muscular standpoints. Treatment of pelvic dysfunction is also multi-dimensional and therefore soft tissue and joint mobilization is offered. In addition, time is provided for an introduction to the concepts and application of techniques such as positional release, respiratory assist mobilization and muscle energy. Patient education strategies integrating therapeutic exercise with manual interventions will be presented. Methods for self mobilization and stabilization are demonstrated. Additional suggestions relating to bracing, injection or ADL may also be included in management.



8:30 – 10:00 AM – Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Functional Anatomy
10:00 – 10:15 AM – BREAK
10:15 – 12:30 PM – Biomechanics of the Pelvic Girdle
12:30 – 1:30 PM – LUNCH HOUR
1:30 – 3:00 PM – Pube, Sacral and Ilial Dysfunction
3:00 – 3:15 PM – BREAK
3:15 – 4:45 PM – Structural & Active Movement Evaluation in Standing and Sitting
4:45 – 5:30 PM – Structural, Soft Tissue and Passive Movement Evaluation in Supine


8:00 – 10:00 AM – Finish Supine Testing, Sidelying Passive Movement and Neuromuscular Testing
10:00 – 10:15 AM – BREAK
10:15 – 11:00 AM – Structural, Soft Tissue, Passive-Movement-Neuromuscular Testing in Prone
11:00 – 11:45 AM – Myofascial Therapy
11:45 – 12:30 PM – Pube and Sacral Mobilization
12:30 – 1:15 PM – LUNCH BREAK
1:15 – 2:00 PM – Sacral Mobilization
2:00 – 2:30 PM – Ilial Mobilization
2:30 – 3:15 PM – Nueromuscular Therapy
3:15 – 3:30 PM – BREAK
3:30 – 4:45 PM – Patient Education Strategies/Questions

This course is taught by several high-quality faculty members:

  • Richard E. Nyberg, Assistant Professor
  • Elaine Lonnemann, Assistant Professor
  • Amada Grant, Instructor

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