The Symptomatic SI Joint : Clinical Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment
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March 10, 2020
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Clinical Examination, iFuse, Provocative Testing, SI Joint Pain, Treatment
This course will cover the prevalence of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) as a pain generator among patients initially diagnosed with low back pain. Topics to be covered include a review of anatomy and biomechanics of the SIJ, the functional model of stability of the SI joint and a discussion of the interrelationships between the lumbar spine, hip and SIJ related to common pathologies and post lumbar fusion. A case review of a typical history for a patient with pain originating at their SIJ will be discussed along with differential diagnosis and clinical examination including tests for the lumbar spine, hip and SI joint.
Non-operative treatment for the SIJ including physical therapy as well as diagnostic injection prior to - as well as postoperative - rehabilitation after sacroiliac joint fusion for patients that fail conservative treatment will also be covered and based on current evidence and best practice.
After Completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:
- Describe incidence rates for SIJ pain among patients initially diagnosed with low back pain.
- Name a post-surgical population among whom residual pain may indicate SIJ pain.
- Describe two conditions whose symptoms may mimic the symptomatology with SIJ pain.
- Describe two exacerbating activities for patients with SIJ pain.
- Describe two motions at the SIJ.
- Describe the inter-relationships between changes in lumbar spine, hip and pelvis mechanics.
- Demonstrate 5 pain provocation tests for the SIJ.
- Describe two sensitive and specific tests to rule out hip pathologies during evaluation of SIJ pain.
- Describe two components of the Functional Model of SIJ stability.
- Name three components of comprehensive rehabilitation for SIJ generated pain.
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.
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- Alabama Chapter, APTA
- APTA of Maryland
- Arizona PTA
- Indiana Chapter, APTA
- MN BPT
- Montana Chapter, APTA
- Ohio PTA
- South Carolina PTA
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