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Current Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Stabilization Concepts for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint – North American Seminars Inc.
June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016$450
Referrals for the evaluation and treatment of lumbar and sacroiliac joint pathologies are frequently seen in physical therapy and sports medicine clinics. Disorders in the lumbar spine and sacroiliac regions can be difficult to manage as one diagnosis can present with a multitude of physical exam findings. Determining which findings are relevant and have a high probability of changing the patient’s primary complaint is usually where the clinical challenge lies. This intermediate level comprehensive course will provide clinicians with information and techniques that can be utilized the following day in their clinical practice. A systematic assessment of the lumbar spine, sacroiliac region and hip will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing current evidence, algorithms, and clinical reasoning in the classification and treatment of syndromes. Specific diagnosis will include lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar spondylosis, lumbar facet dysfunction and lumbar stenosis. Joint dysfunctions that will be addressed will include: innominate positional faults, including upslips and translated innominates. The role of hip hypomobilities issues that can co-exist with lumbar/sacroiliac joint dysfunctions will also be examined. The manual therapy component of this course will integrate the Australian/Maitland and Osteopathic Medicine approaches with current research and effective clinical applications. Neuromuscular stabilization procedures will be evidence based as well and focus on proven treatment interventions. The majority of the course is laboratory in order to focus on clinicians handling skills and precise performance of techniques and exercises. Learning will be enhanced with computer slide presentations and video analysis projections. Case studies will also be utilized to reinforce clinical reasoning skills. Additionally, the course instruction will provide insight towards differential diagnosis of lumbar pathology, with special attention to concerns for physical therapists involved in the increasingly common practice of direct access.