Online Physical Therapy Courses

Course Instructor

Michael P. Reiman , PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CSCS is an Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas where he teaches the entire Spine, Pelvic Girdle and Hip joint curriculum. Mike earned a B.S. in Natural Science from Doane College, a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University, and a Master of Education degree in Physical Education in 2003 from Wichita State University. He received his DPT from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions, as well as pursuing a manual therapy fellowship from The Manual Therapy Institute in San Marcos, Texas. Dr. Reiman is also a certified athletic trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers Association, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Level 1 coach through the US Olympic Weight Lifting Association, and a Level 1 coach through the US Track and Field Association. Prior to accepting a full time teaching position, he spent 15 years in clinical practice (with part time teaching responsibilities) in orthopedic and sports medicine settings. Dr. Reiman has published articles in peer- reviewed journals including The American Journal of Sports Medicine and The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and has published 2 book chapters in clinical orthopedic texts. He has presented on various orthopedic subjects with an emphasis on spinal and pelvis pathology, as well as muscle retraining/conditioning at the state and national level. Research interests include areas of the spine, muscle endurance and strength, as well as athletic enhancement techniques. In his clinical practice Mike emphasizes evidence based treatment principles from his ongoing research. Utilizing his clinical and educational skills allows Dr. Reiman to use a presentation approach that is very interactive and hands on, giving the clinician the ability to actively participate in their educational experience.

The SI Joint and Pelvic Girdle

This two-day intermediate level seminar is designed to provide the medical professional with a simplified evidence-based approach to managing dysfunctions of the pelvic girdle. Anatomy of the SI and pelvic girdle region and the evidence-based treatment theory form the foundation of the lecture. In-depth analysis of the biomechanics of the SI and pelvic girdle region are presented and form the basis for evaluation of alignment within the SI and pelvic girdle. The participants, through extensive lab exercises, will be led through the development of treatment plans by applying muscle energy, joint mobilization and muscle re-education techniques. Course instruction will also focus on developing a working knowledge of the theory behind muscle energy and joint mobilization techniques combined with supporting evidence from the current literature. The practical application labs will be supplemented by lecture and group discussions. Efficacy of the various techniques for SI and pelvic girdle dysfunction will also be discussed in order to allow the participant to determine the best evidence based treatments for their clients. A course manual with illustrations and step-by-step instructions will assist the clinician in immediately and confidently applying these skills to their clinical setting. This information is essential to develop a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program for the SI and pelvic girdle region.

Category: Sacroiliac and Pelvic Girdle Course, physical therapy continuing education course, occupational therapy continuing education course

Professional Attendance: This continuing medical education course is applicable for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and athletic trainers.

  • Understand the functional anatomy of the pelvic girdle.
  • Recognize common pelvic girdle dysfunction and demonstrate comprehensive evaluation techniques.
  • Explain the theoretical foundation of muscle energy techniques.
  • Explain the theoretical foundation of joint mobilization techniques.
  • Describe the current findings in the peer-reviewed literature that impact pelvic girdle diagnosis and treatment.
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for using muscle energy techniques.
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for using joint mobilization.
  • Identify key elements of a patients history to assist in the diagnostic process.
  • Identify muscle length imbalances of the lumbopelvic-hip complex.
  • Perform appropriate muscle energy and joint mobilization techniques for pelvic girdle dysfunction.
  • Develop evidence based rehabilitation programs for specific dysfunctions that are based on current scientific literature.

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    The SI Joint and Pelvic Girdle

    Start DateEnd DateLocation - **Click to Map It**TuitionHrsHotelRegister
    May 30, 15May 31, 15NRH Regional Rehab OCOR

    Washington, DC

    $425.0018.00View HotelsRegister
    Dec 05, 15Dec 06, 15Saint Peter's Sports Medicine Institute

    Somerset, NJ

    $425.0015.00View HotelsRegister

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapist and occupational therapist license renewal in the state the course is offered. For additional inquiry regarding approval in a particular state contact us

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    The medical content of this page was contributed by Michael P. Reiman, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CSCS. This page was updated on January 15 2015

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