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

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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 / applied anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis and pelvic girdle
10:30 Presentation and differential diagnosis of SIJ pain
10:45 BREAK
11:15 PRACTICAL 1: Pain provocation testing
12:00 LUNCH
12:45 PRACTICAL 2: The active straight leg raise test
14:00 PRACTICAL 3: Ilial assessment
15:15 BREAK
15:45 PRACTICAL 4: Treatment of Ilial dysfunction
17:00 CLOSE
09:00 Review of  day 1 and key issues
09:15 PRACTICAL 5: Muscles – Piriformis (deep gluteal) syndrome and other muscles
10:15 BREAK
11:00 PRACTICAL 6: Sacral assessment
11:30 PRACTICAL 7: Sacral treatment
12:30 LUNCH
13:15 PRACTICAL 8: Passive movement assessment
13:30 PRACTICAL 9: The pubis
14:45 BREAK
15:15 PRACTICAL 10: Patient practical and integration
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.

18-19 April 2020


Next Step Exercise and Performance, Bristol BS16 9EN

£220 (£200 early-bird until 18 March 2020)

Book with Next Step

02-03 May 2020

Sutton, Surrey

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

£220 (£200 early-bird until 02 April 2020)

Book with Wilmslow Physio

05/06 September 2020

Stafford / Staffordshire

Nicky Snazell’s Pain Relief Clinic, Wolseley Bridge ST17 0XS

£220 (£200 early-bird until 26 August 2020)

Book with Wilmslow Physio

26-27 September 2020

Cheshire / Manchester

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

£220 (£200 early-bird until 26 August 2020)

Book with Wilmslow Physio

Fizziostuff UK Ltd trading as Wilmslow Physio and Physio-Hale

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

T: 01625530794

F: 01625 540010

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

T: 0161 9770070

Company Number 03052852

Registered Address SImpson Burgess Nash Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester, M16 9EA