Tackling Sacroiliac and Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction
This 1-day, live webinar 7.5 hour course provides an excellent foundation for understanding, effectively diagnosing and treating people with sacroiliac dysfunction and pelvic girdle pain. Literature is reviewed and an evidenced based approached is emphasized. Topics include anatomy and biomechanics, diagnosis including special tests literature review, current recommendations, pregnancy and postpartum considerations and interventions. The Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method ℠ (PGM Method℠), developed by Deborah Riczo, is presented and evidence to support this simplified yet comprehensive approach is reviewed and practiced with dedicated lab time. Specific self-pelvic balancing exercises are introduced and practiced, and patient handouts are included. Course consists of lecture, group discussion/activities, and video (including specific patient video) and is interactive in nature. You will develop quick screening tools that are clinically applicable and a simplified treatment approach for sacroiliac/pelvic girdle dysfunction that can be readily used “on Monday morning” after the course.
Contact hours: 7.5
- Pre-Course: 1 hour of pre-readings must be completed before attending the webinar
- Day 1: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Central Standard Time (CDT/US)
- Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break
Contact hours: 7.5
- Appreciate the musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic girdle and what structures are commonly involved in dysfunction.
- Identify and palpate externally key bony landmarks, muscles and ligaments of the pelvic girdle that commonly are involved in sacroiliac dysfunction.
- Discuss the current evidence supporting the use of movement based and static symmetry special tests for diagnosing sacroiliac dysfunction.
- Identify the current recommended special tests for sacroiliac dysfunction and four special tests used in the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method ℠ (PGM Method℠) and demonstrate confidence in performing these tests.
- Demonstrate confidence in instructing specific self-balancing exercises used in the PGM Method℠ and understand progressions to core strengthening and considerations for pregnancy and postpartum.
What is included:
- 7.5 contact hours of live instruction in webinar format
- Electronic course materials (12-month access)
- Multiple-choice question exam and survey (30 days to complete after the course)
- Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam)
- Eligibility: You must be a Licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or 2nd/3rd Year Physical Therapy Student. No exceptions will be permitted.
- Prerequisites: None.
- Equipment: Computer, access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
- Lab Participation: No lab work however there will be group discussions and activities during the webinar course as determined by the Instructor.
Deborah Riczo, PT, DPT, MEd
Deborah Riczo, PT, DPT, MEd authored “Sacroiliac Pain, Understanding the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method” in 2018 and “Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum; find relief using the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method” in 2020, both published by OPTP, Minn. She developed the “Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method SM (PGM MethodSM) and has been teaching continuing education courses on this subject since 2011. She presented this topic at APTA’s CSM New Orleans conference 2018, and at the Ohio Annual Conference in 2019. She served as adjunct faculty at Cleveland State University (CSU) DPT program and is now guest speaker for pelvic girdle/sacroiliac dysfunction and other areas. She has been an active member of the APTA for over 35 years, and currently serving as Director for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association since 2018. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 35 years, most of which has been spent in clinical practice at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. She is the president of Riczo Health Education, which she founded in 2011… continue
“This was such an excellent class and my first live virtual webinar and it was an amazing experience, I have practical information that I can use right away in the clinic on Monday morning and evidenced based information to incorporate into the lessons to my students!” – SIJ Online Participant, October, 18 2020
“Deborah did a great job! She provided clear instruction, with good background material and good clinical feedback. Especially considering the new webinar format, I was very satisfied with this course.” – SIJ Online Participant, May 9, 2020
“Knowledgeable about topic and interesting approach to an area that needs reliable assessment.” – SIJ Online Participant, May 9, 2020
“Deborah was great. It was fantastic to have her highly experienced and knowledgeable input regarding pelvic girdle management.” – SIJ Webinar Participant, May 9, 2020
“Great instructor and love the clinical application/treatment options for patients. Very clear presentation.” – SIJ Webinar Participant, May 9, 2020
“Enjoyed the course and really felt like I could address SI better!” – SIJ Columbus, OH Participant
“The instructor was very pleasant and professional.”– SIJ Columbus, OH Course Participant
“I thought the instructor did an excellent job. She was very thorough , clear and approachable. She did a nice job of getting participants involved by encouraging them to comment on what they have seen and what treatments work for them.” – SIJ Columbus, OH Course Participant
“The instructor did an excellent job presenting. She was very knowledgeable and encouraged participants to interact and share knowledge.” – SIJ Columbus, OH Course Participant
“Loved having patient exercise handouts immediately available. I really liked the online format and would love to see more one day courses for appropriate topics. I really felt like I learned an actionable amount of info without getting overwhelmed by a full 3 day course.” – SIJ Webinar Participant, May 9, 2020
“Deborah did great communicating the information across and keeping the participants interested. I like that she asked the group how they wanted the course to go.” – SIJ Garfield Heights, OH Participant
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