Day of the Pelvis and Torso -16 CEs (Texas)

The pelvis is the foundation of the spine(torso). When the pelvis is balanced it provides a stable base for the structures above and below. In this class, the therapist will cover kinesiology, assessment, treatment and pathology in order to better understand the pelvic complex and how it functions. This course will teach the therapist tools that will help them create treatment plans to help client’s and athletes of all abilities and backgrounds. 

The Torso involves balancing the spine, rib cage and setting a good foundation for the shoulders and neck. In this class the therapist will cover kinesiology, assessment, treatment and pathology in order to better understand the spine and rib cage complex and how it functions. This course will teach the therapist tools that will help them create treatment plans to help clients and athletes of all abilities and back grounds.

Kinesiology - The therapist will understand the structure, muscle and movement of the hip. In this portion, the student will gain the knowledge of basic kinesiology to understand the function of the hips. The therapist will also understand the structure, muscles and movements of the spine, core breathing and rib cage. In this portion the student will gain the knowledge of basic kinesiology to understand the function of the torso.

Treatment - Treatment covers soft tissue manipulation, fascial release, and joint mobilizations. Combining the Kinesiology and Assessment portions of this course, the therapist will be able to design a treatment plan specific to the athlete. Treatment covers soft tissue manipulation, fascial release, and joint mobilizations. Combining the kinesiology and assessment the therapist will be able to create a treatment designed specific for the athlete.

Assessment - Building off of the kinesiology portion of the course and using a combined assessment of range of motion, postural assessment and observation, the therapist will learn how to assess the athlete to better understand which muscle to address during the session. 

Pathology - Knowing when to treat and when not to treat is important. Also, knowing when to refer out can be established by understand the condition of the athlete and when, how, what and why to treat.