Treatment of Pelvis & Lumbar Spine Level 1


This 2 day practical course reviews current research in lumbo-pelvic anatomy, biomechanics & treatment in order to explain current concepts of joint stability and the mechanisms that assist load transfer through the lumbo-pelvic region. A biomechanical framework is used to introduce comprehensive assessment & treatment techniques for the pubic symphysis, sacroiliac joint, and lumbar spine articulations.

Clinical assessment tests that provide information about functional stability and mobility of the pelvic articulations and lumbar spine will be used to assist diagnosis of articular, myofascial and motor control dysfunctions in the lumbo-pelvic region.  Application of muscle energy techniques and articular techniques are then practiced in relation to this biomechanical assessment framework, in order to provide a patient specific treatment plan.

Course Aims:

- review anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis and lumbar spine, with interpretation of current research findings in this area of science

- review the definitions of joint stability and functional load transfer through the lumbo-pelvic region

- apply a biomechanical model in order to define dysfunction in the lumbo-pelvic region such as excessive compression (stiff joints, fixated joints, overactive global muscle activation) or insufficient compression (loose joints, insufficient or altered  recruitment of the local muscle system).

- present a biomechanical framework as a basis for assessment of articular and muscular function in the lumbar spine and pelvic region

- provide practical sessions to teach functional assessment of Pelvic mobility and Stability

- provide practical sessions during which muscle energy and articular techniques are applied to specific Musculo-skeletal dysfunctions of the lumbar spine and pubic symphysis and SIJ’s.

- Discuss common dysfunctional patterns found in the lumbo-pelvic region, and how to use clinical findings to develop an effective treatment plan that incorporates appropriate manual therapy, specific exercise rehabilitation, and effective education.


AMTA 2016 Schedule :   2016_amta_course_registration_form.pdf 2016_amta_course_registration_form.pdf

Sydney:         1.Saturday 5- Sunday 6 March 2016 Adina Apartment Hotel Surry Hills

                     Time: 8.45am registration Saturday. 9am to 5.15pm Sat & Sunday

                     2.Friday 14- Saturday 15 October 2016 Adina Apartment Hotel Surry Hills

                     Time: 11.45am registration Friday. 12-7.15pm Friday. Sat: 8.30- 5.15pm

Melbourne:     Thursday 12- Friday 13 May 2016 Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne CBD

                     Time: 11.45am registration Thursday. 12-7.15pm Thurs. Friday: 8.30- 5.15pm

Singapore:      Friday 19- Saturday 20 August 2016: Course times TBC with convenor.

Course times:            Please check course times as they may change according to the venue and date

NB: These Course fill very quickly and Full Payment is the only means to confirm your place on the Course with AMTA.






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Sat 5- sun 6 March

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Treatment of the spine & Pelvis: Level 1


Fri 14-sat 15 October

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Treatment of the spine & Pelvis: Level 1



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Treatment of the spine & Pelvis: Level 1



19-20 August



Marc Chionh Enhance Physiotherapy Singapore


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A cancellation fee does apply to all AMTA Pty. Ltd. Courses

Up to 18 days pre-course:  $77.00, less than 18 days:  $198.00.

NB: Cancellation within 24 hours of start time – forfeits all payment.