Treatment of the Pelvis and Lumbar Spine Level 1 course- Sat 26 & Sunday 27 March 2022




Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March 2022. 

15.5 Course points/PD Points

The 2021 August Brisbane course has been postponed until 2022 due to ongoing Covid 19 travel restrictions. Places will continue to be restricted due to Social distancing

This 2 day practical course will take you through current research in lumbar & 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.

You will learn Clinical assessment tests that provide information about functional stability and mobility of the pelvic articulations and lumbar spine then learn how these can assist your diagnosis of articular, myofascial and motor control dysfunctions in the lumbo-pelvic region. You will then learn practical application of muscle energy techniques and articular techniques for the pubic symphysis, SI Joints and lumbar facet joint injuries, 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 2022 Schedule for Treatment of the Pelvis & Lumbar Spine Brisbane:

Date: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 March 2022

Sign in and registration at the course: 8.45am Saturday in the Catalina & Dehavilland Rooms 

Course times: 9am to 5.15pm Saturday & Sunday

Venue: Catalina & Dehavilland Rooms  at Royal on the Park Brisbane (designed to ensure social distancing and Covid Safe Practice)

Address152 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4001

  1. All participants will need to be fully Covid vaccinated and be able to show proof of this. I expect there will be a QLD QR code system in place to assist verification
  2. You will need to sign a disclaimer and Health questionnaire that you bring on the day of registration
  3. Anyone living in a Covid area of concern/ hotspot will be asked to get a PCR Covid test within 72 hours of the course start date
  4. All course participants and teachers will be tested with a Rapid Antigen test on arrival at the venue each day. Therefore you will be asked to arrive between 8.15 and 8.30am on Saturday and 8.30 Sunday, undergo this test and wait outside until your test is processed. Once a negative test is shown you will be able to register and enter the Catalina room.
  5. It is likely we will be wearing masks  inside the venue or during practicals, depending on current QLD Health orders

PARKING & TRANSPORT: Please go the hotel website to access their location map.

For public transport: The free City Loop bus service provides high frequency public transport access within the Brisbane CDB. The city loop operates

in an anti-clockwise direction around the Brisbane CBD from the red signposted bus stops, using distinctive red busses.
There is a red bus stop opposite the hotel on Alice Street. Additional information can be found in the link below:


Car parking: at The Park on the Royal hotel is available for evennt guests at a discounted rate of  $25 per vehicle per day on Saturday’s and Sundays AS PER 2021.


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