The Pelvis, Sacroiliac Joint and Lumbar Spine Masterclass
Greatly increase your treatment success with advanced and specific techniques to treat a variety of spinal and pelvic disorders.
John Gibbons’ The Pelvis, Sacroiliac Joint and Lumbar Spine Masterclass introduces you, as an already qualified therapist, to advanced and specific techniques with which to examine and treat a variety of musculo-skeletal disorders.
The four-day course is very intense, focussing on the biomechanics of the sacro-iliac joint, pelvis, hip and lumbar spine. Once this has been learnt, John then teaches you how to assess, treat and rehabilitate any dysfunctions that are found within this complex but highly rewarding area.
This course will dramatically change your treatment protocols with patients that present with lower back and pelvic girdle pain!
On completion of this course you will have the knowledge and practical experience necessary to identify, assess and treat specific dysfunction within the musculo-skeletal framework, leading to greater treatment success, happier customers and a more profitable business.
You will be awarded a Certificate of attendance and 28 CPD points at the end of the course.
Is it for You?
The advanced nature of the course content requires you to have a high standard of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The minimum level of your ability, therefore, needs to be Level 3 Sport Massage Therapist with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualification. If you are an Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist you would also benefit greatly from this course.
Prior knowledge of the joints mentioned is essential
Insurance: ‘Balens’ or ‘BGi’ Insurance companies will cover you for the techniques that are taught during the course.
The video below shows John Gibbons assessing for motion of the Sacroiliac Joint and is taught on this course:
“After attending the ‘Advanced Therapy Masterclass’ with John I find that I am able to successfully treat many more clients than before. I have a deeper understanding of my subject and will definitely be attending more courses with John and would recommend his courses to anyone in the field.”
What You’ll Learn
Key areas covered in this course:
Biomechanics / Assessment of the pelvis, sacroiliac joint & lumbar spine
Assessment and motion testing of the lumbar and thoracic spine
Short leg / long leg syndrome
Screening tests for hip joint
Treatment and rehabilitation of the above
Spinal mechanics / Type 1 and Type 11 (Fryette’s Law)
Gmax and Gmed function / dysfunction
Spinal Mobilisation of accessory joints; manipulative spinal techniques – Grade 5 / HVT
Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) focussing on spinal and pelvic dysfunction
Strain counter-strain / soft tissue release techniques
Muscle energy techniques (METs) to correct the postural muscles
Case history taking
Case studies & open clinic
The video below shows John assessing for motion of the Sacroiliac Joint and this technique is taught on this course:
|09.30||Registration and Introduction|
|09.45||Theory – Pelvis function v dysfunction. Case study to identify muscular imbalance / relationship to pelvis, myofascial slings|
|11.15||Theory / Practical – Surface Anatomy of the pelvis, sacroiliac joint & lumbar spine|
|13.15||Theory – Biomechanics of the pelvis / sacroiliac / lumbar. Spinal mechanics, form and force closure / gait cycle / myofascial slings (Vleeming vs Myers)|
|15.00||Practical – Palpation assessment of the pelvis, lumbar, hip and the sacroiliac joint|
|16.15||Summary of Day One|
|10.00||Revision of day one, practical – differentiate between iliosacral and sacroiliac dysfunction, sacral torsions|
|11.15||Practical – Hip screening tests, muscle length tests of the psoas, rectus femoris, adductors and quadratus lumborum|
|13.15||Practical – Treatment of the hypertonic Muscles of the pelvis and lumbar spine using specific modalities of Muscle energy techniques – METs|
|15.00||Theory – Spinal mechanics (Fryettes law) Type 1 & 11 and their applications to sacroiliac joint and lumbar spine|
|16.15||Summary of Day three|
|10.00||Revision of day one / two, continuation of practical examination / treatment of the pelvis|
|11.15||Practical – Treatment of pelvis – ilioscaral and sacroiliac dysfunctions using mobilisation, manipulations and MET’s|
|13.15||Practical cont – Treatment of pelvis – ilioscaral and sacroiliac dysfunctions using mobilisation, manipulations and MET’s|
|15.00||Practical application – Spinal mechanics and their applications to sacroiliac joint and lumbar spine|
|16.15||Summary of Day three|
|10.00||Revision of day one-three. Short leg syndrome and the relationship to the gait cycle|
|11.15||Practical – Revision of the assessment / treatment of trunk / pelvis|
|13.15||Practical – Muscle firing patterns, Gmax and hip extension, Gmed and abduction. The relationship to lower and upper limb injuries|
|15.15||Open forum – questions / case studies, summary, certificates and course dispersal|
The video below shows John correcting an anterior innominate rotation and this technique is taught on this course:
Terms and conditions
Bodymaster Method courses are subject to payment in full at the time of booking, which reserves your place on the specific course and ensures your certification is ready for handout on completion. Please note that payment is non refundable should you decide to cancel the course or fail to attend.
If you know at least two weeks in advance that you are unable to attend then you may be able to transfer to another course at the discretion of the tutor. However, after this time frame should you wish to transfer, you will be expected to pay 50% of the new course fee.
There may be the odd occasion that a course unfortunately may be cancelled. You will be notified in good time and transferred onto a later course date.