The Lumbopelvic Region - A Systematic Approach Utilizing Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercises and Muscle Energy Techniques

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This intermediate level two-day seminar is designed to provide the medical professional with the information needed to develop a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program for the lumbopelvic region. This course begins with a review of the functional anatomy of the lumbar spine, lumbo sacral junction and the pelvic girdle. The biomechanical and musculoskeletal relationships between the structures are explored and an in-depth analysis of functional and dysfunctional biomechanics is thoroughly covered.

By engaging the participants in laboratory exercises, the fundamentals of lumbopelvic dysfunctions are exposed. In-depth analysis of the biomechanics of the lumbar spine, iliosacral and sacroiliac joints are presented as the basis for evaluation of alignment within the lumbopelvic region. Through extensive lab exercises, the participants are led through a systematic approach to identifying functional versus dysfunctional motion and are led through a series of hands on activities to develop comprehensive management approaches to restoring optimal biomechanical function. Each dysfunction discussed is followed by treatment solutions that include a systematic manual therapy approach utilizing joint mobilizations as well as muscle energy and stabilization exercises. Dysfunctions such as hypo/hypermobility, disc disorders, facet arthropathy, positional faults, stenosis, compression fractures, muscle imbalances, upslips, downslips and pelvic rotations are thoroughly covered.

Through use of extensive manual techniques and exercises, participants will learn to restore a patients function and spinal alignment. The illustrated course manual provides step-by-step instructions that assist the clinician to immediately and confidently apply the new skills to their clinical setting. By combining this comprehensive assessment and treatment approach participants will understand the importance of identifying specific dysfunctions in a timely manner. Proper timing of specific rehabilitation techniques will facilitate effective treatment outcomes. Participants of this course will be able to effectively treat lumbopelvic dysfunction by achieving significant results in fewer treatment sessions.

 

Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Understand the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbopelvic region.
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for using muscle energy and joint mobilization techniques.
  • Assess lumbar, sacral, innominate and pubic dysfunctions and make appropriate diagnoses.
  • Differentiate between dysfunctions originating from facets, discs or musculoskeletal origins.
  • Identify specific dysfunctions in the lumbopelvic region and understand when and how to apply appropriate treatment solutions.
  • Utilize a combination of techniques (joint mobilizations, muscle energy, therapeutic exercises) to effectively treat dysfunctions of the lumbopelvic region.
  • Provide appropriate home exercise prescription for patients to maintain normal and correct alignment.
  • Provide step-by-step treatment programs for each dysfunction.
  • Instructor name

    Brian Nalazek, OMPT, PT, CWT

    My approach to orthopedic dysfunction combines an eclectic approach of joint mobilizations, muscle reeducation, manual therapy, exercise and education.
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    Continuing Education, Dates & Locations


    April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015

    18.00 hours of CME credit

    Vital Rehabilitation
    Chicago, IL

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

    15.00 hours of CME credit

    John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Wilkes-Barre Township, PA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015

    15.00 hours of CME credit

    Colonial Orthopaedics
    Colonial Heights, VA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015

    15.00 hours of CME credit

    Northwest Hospital and Medical Center
    Seattle, WA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015

    18.00 hours of CME credit

    NRH Regional Rehab OCOR
    Washington, DC

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    November 21, 2015 - November 22, 2015

    15.00 hours of CME credit

    Multicare Tacoma General Hospital
    Tacoma, WA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

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