Dr. Sandra Hilton PT. DPT, MS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy based out of Chicago Illinois. She is a certified pelvic health specialist.
This 2-day practical course will teach participants about current pain science and its treatment applications specific to the pelvis and low back. Participants will be able to demonstrate non-provocative manual therapy techniques for the pelvis and low back. (all external techniques)
Attendees will learn and practice active movements which will promote healthy and normal neurodynamics for the low back and pelvic neural anatomy.
Current biopsychosocial theories underpinning manual therapy for back and pelvic pain are emphasized and discussed.
OUTCOMES (At the end of the presentation, participants will):
– Participants will be able to explain the structural relevance of the low back and pelvic anatomy in relation to peripheral neuropathy.
– Attendees will demonstrate active movements which will promote healthy and normal neurodynamics for the low back and pelvic neural anatomy.
– Practitioners will be able to explain the biopsychosocial theories underpinning manual therapy for back and pelvic pain.
– Participants will be able to demonstrate non-provocative manual therapy techniques for the pelvis and low back. (all external techniques)
• Gain an appreciation for the definition of central sensitization and how to clinically assess for central contribution to chronic pain.
• Understand a new framework for treating persistent pain that expands on your current clinical skills (from new grad to seasoned clinician)
• Explain how to incorporate pain biology education in to your practice using accurate language and metaphors
• Demonstration of treatment techniques that specifically target the nervous system to decrease pain.
• Explain how to design a treatment program that is well balanced for peripheral and central contributors to persistent pain
TIME ORDERED AGENDA: (Please allow for two 15-minute breaks and a lunch period)
Pain, Science and Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics
Day One: 830 – 5pm
Registration begins at 8:00am
830 – 9:45 Core Beliefs, Theory, and Foundations
9:45 – 10:30 Understanding a biopsychosocial perspective into practice
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 –12:30 The Central Nervous System in practice
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 Lecture/Lab: The role of Body Awareness – General movements of spine and pelvis
2:15 – 3:30 The Sensitized Central & Peripheral Nervous System
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:00 Lab: Anterior trunk and pelvic manual therapy – Neurodynamics and manual therapy (Hands on)
Day Two: 8:00am – 4:00pm
8:00 – 8:30 Case Study
8:30 – 9:45 Lab: Anterior/Medial upper leg and pelvic manual therapy and neurodynamics
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:15 Lab: Posterior trunk, buttock and pelvic manual therapy and neurodynamics
11:15 – 12:00 Using a Treatment Framework for decision making
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00: The role of movement in therapy (lecture and lab) – hands on and active/passive movements
4:00 – 5:00: Putting it all Together (practical lab and Q/A)
Note: Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and allow for squats, side-bending and reaching overhead. Participants will be encouraged to modify any movement in order to be comfortable, making this session appropriate for all physical abilities.
About the instructor
Sandra Hilton PT, DPT, MS
Because of her extensive education and experience in the treatment of persistent pelvic and low back pain, Sandy has been invited to speak at 13 different conferences and summits throughout the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Currently she has published 3 academic articles as well as co-authored a book on pelvic pain.
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