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North American Seminars Introduces a New Online Continuing Education Course for Physical Therapists, Examination and Treatment of the SI Joint

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) April 29, 2013

This online PT continuing education course provides detailed description of hip physical examination testing, including how to rule out other the lumbar spine and hip joint as potential pain generators. The DVD/Online and supplemental written material provide the clinician with great detail on how to perform examination of the SI joint/pelvic girdle, the tests to implement, what patients they should be performed on, what entails a positive (or negative test), and the diagnostic accuracy of such tests. Another great feature of this online continuing education course for physical therapy and written material is the interventions shown and described. The clinician can clearly see how to perform manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening techniques as they apply to the SI joint/pelvic girdle pain patient. Detailed information regarding proper set-up, hand placement, technique, re-assessment, and EMG values (exercises) are given in order for the clinician to make informed decisions on which SI Joint interventions are most clinically applicable in their various types of patients.

This PT continuing education online course details the following evaluation tests of the SI Joint:

  • Introduction to the SI Joint
  • Repeated Motions (Flexion and Extension) of Lumbar Spine
  • Posterior-Anterior Glide Assessment for Facet Joint Dysfunction
  • Extension Rotation Test for Facet Joint Dysfunction
  • Patellar-Pubic Percussion Test
  • Fulcrum Test of Femur
  • Heel Strike Test
  • Resisted SLR Test
  • FADDIR (Flexion-Adduction-Internal Rotation) Test
  • Ruling OUT Hip Osteoarthritis and Impingment Testing
  • Thigh Thrust Test
  • Gaenslen’s Test
  • Distraction Test
  • Compression Test
  • Sacral Thrust Test
  • Flick Test
  • Trendelenburg Sign
  • Standing Lunge Test
  • Active Straight Leg Raise Test
  • Single Leg Bridge Test
  • Standing Flexion Test
  • Standing Stork/March Test
  • Supine to Sit Test
  • Assessment for Sacral Flexion Movement with Prone Press-Up
  • Palpation of Sacral Sulcus-Lateral View
  • Palpation of Inferior Lateral Angle of Sacrum
  • Palpation of Sacrotuberous Ligament
  • Palpaton of Pubic Symphysis

This physical therapy continuing education course online details the following treatments of the SI Joint:

  • Mobilization for Anteriorly Rotated Innominate
  • Mobilization for Posteriorly Rotated Innominate
  • Mobilization for Outflare Dysfunction
  • Mobilization for Inflare Dysfunction
  • Mobilization/Manipulation for Upslip Dysfunction
  • Mobilization for Downslip Dysfunction
  • SI Regional Grade V
  • Sidelying SI Grade V
  • Sacral Mobilization Techniques
  • Muscle Energy Technique for Anteriorly Rotated Innominate
  • Muscle Energy Technique for Posteriorly Rotated Innominate
  • Muscle Energy Technique for Outflare Dysfunction
  • Muscle Energy Technique for Inflare Dysfunction
  • Muscle Energy Techinque for Left on Left Sacral Dysfunction
  • Muscle Energy Technique for Right on Left Sacral Dysfunction
  • The Clam Exercise
  • Hip Abduction Exercise
  • Bilateral and Unilateral Bridge Exercise
  • Bilateral and Unilateral Bridge Exercise-Lying on Physioball
  • Bilateral Bridging on Physioball-Knees Straight
  • Bilateral Bridging on Physioball-Knees Bent
  • Bird Dog Exercise
  • Lunge Exercise Variations
  • Unilateral Mini-Squat Exercise
  • Single Limb Squat Exercise
  • Single Limb Deadlift Exercise
  • Forward Step-Up Exercise
  • Side-Bridge Exercise

Approved online continuing education for PT and PTA

This course meets the continuing education requirements for physical therapists in the States of California, Illinois, New York, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information visit North American Seminars supports Responsible CME. Live hands on training supplemented by online and software based courses provides an exceptional learning experience. Online training is not a replacement for a live course. For a comprehensive list of live spinal cord injury courses visit

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