Quick, Effective SI Joint/Low Back Pain Assessment and Treatment

The DonTigny Manual Therapy Approach

Contact Hours: 5

Seminar Description:

This is an in-depth course for physical and occupational therapists, physicians and osteopaths. This presentation provides an extensive critical analysis of the pelvis and sacroiliac (SI) joints and the role that they play in low back pain. The strength of this course, however, is the demonstration on real patients of how to use a variety of techniques to get quick effective pain relief. In addition, there are interactive segments including a tutorial practice section and test your knowledge videos.

Numerous detailed illustrations will help the participant establish a sound anatomical and biomechanical rationale for the appropriate evaluation, testing and treatment of low back pain and pelvic pain with special emphasis on the sacroiliac joints.

The participant will be lead step by step through the anatomy and functional biomechanics of the sacroiliac joints including function during normal gait. Participants will learn hands-on techniques for the immediate relief of common low back pain.

Course Objectives

  1. Summarize the latest gait and balance evaluation Describe the biomechanics of the pelvis
  2. Identify the mechanism of idiopathic low back pain syndrome.
  3. Conduct a comprehensive SI evaluation.
  4. Manage SI joint dysfunction so as to have the majority of such patients free of pain immediately and able to self-correct.
  5. Perform several manual therapy techniques designed to correct SI joint dysfunction.
  6. Progress and monitor a manual and exercise program for SI joint dysfunction/low back pain.

Course Outline

  • Anatomy and Movement (30 min)
  • Functional Biomechanics (30 min)
  • Pathomechanics (30 min)
  • Impairments (30 min)
  • Examination Techniques (60 min)
  • Interventions (90 min)
  • Medical Management (30 min)


Richard Louis DonTigny


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