The Pelvic Girdle

2 Day Practical Workshop (14 credits)
Includes online lecture preparation.

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In this course you’ll learn clinical reasoning skills so you can more effectively help your patients. The first 4 hours is online self-paced learning, you’ll cover the basics of pain science, pain classification, and how to conduct an excellent subjective exam.

The in-person part is 10 hours over 2 days where you learn hands on skills. You’ll learn assessment principles to understand what is meaningful to each individual patient and how to apply that to any task or movement. You’ll learn hands on assessment to determine where to treat. You’ll also learn treatment principles and techniques to help facilitate ease and movement for individual patients. The techniques I teach on this course are derived from my background in Structural Integration, Massage Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.

You’ll leave with an assessment framework that you can grow into and techniques that you can apply immediately.

” The clinical reasoning skills that Mark is able to teach are skills that can be used well beyond the scope of just this course.”

– Rachel Ah Kit

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Course Description

The Pelvic Girdle is central to balance and function of the entire body, it transfers loads and facilitates movement between the torso and legs. Pain or dysfunction in the pelvic girdle can greatly effect patient’s lives.

In this course you’ll learn to tailor assessment and treatment to each individual patient using evidence based principles and clinical reasoning.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding basic concepts from the field of pain science.
  • Learn to classify pain and the importance of doing so.
  • Learn an evidence based explanation for the mechanisms of manual therapy.
  • Learn the relevant anatomy including connective tissue structures.
  • Make your assessment unique to each individual and learn screening tests to assess alignment and function of the shoulder girdle.
  • Use clinical reasoning to quickly narrow down the best treatment approach.
  • Learn practical release techniques for important structures in the pelvic girdle.

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    The clinical reasoning skills that Mark is able to teach are skills that can be used well beyound the scope of just this course. The hands on pelvic techniques can be incorporated easily into practice, and combined with good clinical reasoning, be really effective for the client.

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