The Combined Approach: Sacroiliac Joint & Pelvis

An integrated approach to the assessment, treatment and management of pelvic movement and stability dysfunction in back, hip and pelvic pain, pregnancy and sports injury.

About the course

Low back and pelvic pain, hip, groin and lower limb symptoms are amongst the most common symptoms seen in the sporting and general patient population alike, and are often chronic and recurrent. The manual therapist faces the challenge of identifying and attempting to correct the myriad predisposing causes of these presentations.

Interposing the forces affecting the trunk and the lower limb is the pelvis, and research is gradually clarifying its role in attenuating the load transfer through this area. The sacroiliac joints and pubis are well-established sources of pain in their own right but in addition, alteration of the normal functional dynamics of the pelvis has been shown to be associated with increased hamstring activity, inhibition of the glutei, alterations in coordination of the vastii at the knee, and changes to coordination and control around the trunk, so can be involved in a wide variety of trunk and lower limb pathologies.

Treatment to the pelvis is clinically effective in improving movement and control and a precise assessment of the pelvis can reveal valuable information about the nature of neuromuscular deficit that requires specific rehabilitation.

This intensively practical and clinically orientated course will guide participants through the assessment, treatment, interpretation and management of pelvic movement and control dysfunction.

Tutor: Howard Turner MCSP

Feedback For The Course

“in my opinion one of the key courses”

“demystified what has previously been taught in an over-complicated and confusing way”

incredibly informative and useful”

“very interesting and informative”

“good for any level of previous experience”

“great course, great instructor”

cured my fear of the SIJ”


09:45 Registration
10:00 Introduction / clinical relevance / applied anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis and pelvic girdle dysfunction
11:00 BREAK
11:30 Assessing movement dysfunction of the pelvis and myofascial presentations
The relevance of leg-length discrepancy and assessment
12:30 LUNCH
13:15 Treatment of myofascial presentations
16:00 BREAK
16:15 Clinical relevance and assessment of “Piriformis” (Deep Gluteal) Syndrome and myofascial techniques to improve trunk and pelvic muscle function
17:00 CLOSE
09:00 Review of key issues in integrated pelvic treatment
09:30 SIJ Pain: differential diagnosis and pain provocation testing
10:00 BREAK
10:15 The Active Straight Leg Raise Test: Identifying and specifying control deficiencies
Assessing and treating “articular” presentations
12:30 LUNCH
13:15 Passive movement testing of the SIJ
Assessing and treating “articular” presentations continued
15:00 BREAK
15:15 Patient presentation / review / overview / Q&A
16:00 FINISH


Would you like to arrange a course in your own department or clinic? We are always looking for new venues. You get two free places or a share of the proceeds. Get in touch and we’ll show you how.

5-6 October 2019


Wilmslow Physio, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1EB

£200 (£180 early-bird until 5 September)

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19-20 October 2019

Sutton, Surrey

Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, Cheam, Sutton SM3 9DW

£220 (£200 early-bird until 19 September)

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9-10 November 2019

East Yorkshire

Action First Physio, Snaith, Goole DN14 9HS

£200 (£180 early-bird until 9 October)

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Fizziostuff UK Ltd trading as Wilmslow Physio and Physio-Hale

Wilmslow Physio: 20A Grove Street, Wilmslow SK9 1EB 

T: 01625530794

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Physio-Hale: C/O Re-Enhance, 17 Cecil Road, Hale WA15 9NZ

T: 0161 9770070

Company Number 03052852

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