Non-Surgical Strategies for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction from Jason Handschumacher
Key Points of Anatomy
The sacroiliac joint as a source of pain has traditionally been controversial. As knowledge about the structure and functions of the joint has advanced, this has changed. It is now reported in literature that the SIJ is the origin of pain in as many as 30% of people presenting with complaints of LBP. Clinically the SIJ can be challenging to evaluate. Assessing pain location and pattern, patient posture and movements, and clusters of manual provocation tests can clarify a working diagnosis of SIJ dysfunction.
This recording aims to simplify the vast array of options available to clinicians. We will demonstrate the most effective examinations and application of current evidence-based treatment to guide efficient and effective improvements for our patients, clients, and athletes. Through case study and video demonstration, you will walk away with a simple and efficient way to evaluate this region and help improve everyday function for what can be an elusive condition.
PT, DPT, OCS
Jason Handschumacher, PT, DPT, OCS, is an expert in myofascial release, with over 16 years of clinical experience in some of the top facilities in the country. He practices at a hospital in the Charlotte metropolitan area, serving patients in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings. In addition, he sees patients at a clinic within an active adult community.
Dr. Handschumacher travels nationally to present seminars on myofascial release and is known for his dynamic, hands-on teaching style. He has presented research findings for state and national PT associations related to non-operative management of the rotator cuff, injury prevention, and the uses of therapeutic taping. Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Dr. Handschumacher earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University.
Financial: Jason Handschumacher has an employment relationship with Springs Memorial Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jason Handschumacher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.