DescriptionMT-SIJ Course Description (15.25 Direct Contact Hours/2.0 CEUs/18 CCUs)
This 2-day course is an introduction to Evidence-Based assessment and treatment of the SIJ and Pelvis. The emphasis is on using current "best evidence" to improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes. Differential assessment of the Lumbar Spine, Hip, SIJ and Pelvis are taught and practiced. The seminar is 85% lab format, offering individual, supervised laboratory instruction. Examination and treatment methods are based upon peer-reviewed published evidence. An extensive reference list is provided. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 4.5 hours.
MT-SIJ Course Schedule*
Day 1: 8:00am-5:30pm
Day 2: 8:00am-5:00pm
Times subject to change.*
MT-SIJ Course Requirements
MT-SIJ Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes
- Open to PTs, MDs, DCs, DOs, PTAs, and ATs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions
- Post test requires competency of 70% and overall competency of 70%.
- Full CEUs require 100% direct contact attendance and completion of all Home Study assignments.
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to;
- Discuss and analyze the biomechanics and gross movement of the sacroiliac joint
- Discuss and analyze the biomechanics of the pubic symphysis
- Recognize at least three anatomical contributors to form and force closure of the pelvis
- Identify and discuss the relationship between lumbar and pelvic stabilization processes
- Outline an evidence-based examination process and be able to discuss and/or perform one
- Identify and demonstrate at least two treatment methods that restore normal sacroiliac and joint pelvis dysfunction
- Compare and contrast at least two selected special tests designed to identify pelvis dysfunction
- Recognize and apply at least one muscle energy technique to realign the pelvis
- Using evidence, apply at least one stabilization technique that targets the appropriate musculature
- Recognize and apply at least two special SIJ/pelvis tests with good diagnostic value
Attention PTAs & ATs Attending MT-SIJ
PTAs and ATs attending any MAPS course specifically agree limit their practice to the assessment of physiological movement up to but not beyond the first onset of resistance (R1). Thus, PTAs are required to limit their lab practice to only Grades I and II assessment, which are small and large amplitude movements respectively, which occur in the resistance free range prior to R1. Furthermore, PTAs attending any MAPS course specifically agree to limit their practice to physiological (osteokinematic) movements and refrain from performing accessory (arthrokinematic) movements.
The practice of mobilization/manipulation is legally regulated by state Practice acts, and MAPS does not advocate that any practitioners (PT, PTA, or others) practice any procedure outside their legal scope of practice. MAPS course content is not intended for use by ANY participant outside the scope of their license or relevant regulations. PTAs attending this course agree to limit their clinical practice, during and after any MAPS course, to their specific State practice act(s), and to comply with the directions of their supervising Physical Therapist in accordance with APTA HOD RC 31-01.