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”



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





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.

06/07 November 2021

Stafford / Staffordshire

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

£250 (£230 early-bird until 15 October 2021)

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