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Robert J. Fluegel, PT, COMT
MAPS Faculty, Fellow in Training, MAPS Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship

Chris R. Showalter, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, Fellowship Program Director

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MT-SIJ: Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvis Seminar

MT-SIJ Course Description (15.25 Direct Contact Hours/2.0 CEUs/19 CCUs)
This 2-day course is an introduction to Evidence-Based assessment and treatment of the SIJ and Pelvis. The emphasis is on using current "best evidence" to improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes. Differential assessment of the Lumbar Spine, Hip, SIJ and Pelvis are taught and practiced. The seminar is 75% lab format, offering individual, supervised laboratory instruction. Examination and treatment methods are based upon peer-reviewed published evidence. An extensive reference list is provided. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 4.5 hours.

MT-SIJ Course Schedule*
Day 1: 8:00am-5:30pm
Day 2: 8:00am-5:00pm

Times subject to change.*

MT-SIJ Course Requirements

  • Open to PTs, MDs, DOs, PTAs, and ATs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions
  • Post test requires competency of 70% and overall competency of 70%. 
  • Full CEUs require 100% direct contact attendance and completion of all Home Study assignments.

MT-SIJ Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes
 At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to;

  • Discuss and analyze the biomechanics and gross movement of the sacroiliac joint
  • Discuss and analyze the biomechanics of the pubic symphysis
  • Recognize at least three anatomical contributors to form and force closure of the pelvis
  • Identify and discuss the relationship between lumbar and pelvic stabilization processes
  • Outline an evidence-based examination process and be able to discuss and/or perform one
  • Identify and demonstrate at least two treatment methods that restore normal sacroiliac and joint pelvis dysfunction
  • Compare and contrast at least two selected special tests designed to identify pelvis dysfunction
  • Recognize and apply at least one muscle energy technique to realign the pelvis
  • Using evidence, apply at least one stabilization technique that targets the appropriate musculature
  • Recognize and apply at least two special SIJ/pelvis tests with good diagnostic value

Course is $595
MAPS Refund/Cancellation Policy

Course Testimonials

"...A lot of hands-on, practical information, updated stabilization techniques."
Rutgerus Jongbloets Livingston, NJ January 2012

"Thank you ...for the best course that I have taken in 6 years! I have learned a lot about evidence based practice and I am looking forward to changing my evaluation and treatment accordingly."
Jennifer D. Doylestown, PA January 2007

"[Instructor] was awesome! Very knowledgeable, a great teacher. A really great course to help understand evaluation and treatment ideas/techniques for SIJ, which can be really ambiguous. "
Dawn Van de Mark Worcester, MA  April 2014

"Lots of hands-on, knowledgeable instructor, evidence-based. Excellent experience, will seek additional MAPS courses. "
Michael Jones Worcester, MA  April 2014

"Great job by [instructor] at keeping in the tradition with MAPS instructors command of subject matter, ease of presentation/lab, and open-minded thinking... Course does an excellent job of clearing up a very murky and disputed topic."
Damon Saura Chicago, IL May 2014


All MT-SIJ: Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvis Seminar Testimonials


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