Conservative Management for Patients with
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction - Therapy Training Seminar
Non-Surgical Strategies to Managing Low Back
It's no secret that many people complain of low back pain. In fact, the National
Institutes of Health states that millions of Americans spend at least $50
billion a year to alleviate the stress and discomfort in their low back. A
common, yet enigmatic cause of this debilitating pain is the malalignment of the
sacroiliac joint (SIJ). At first glance, however, many rehab professionals and
even surgeons believe other back and hip injuries, such as facet-joint syndrome
or a bulging disc, are the reasons for the pain. X-rays, MRIs, and even CT scans
might show narrowing spinal discs or other possible factors producing the
problem; yet these tests have minimal benefit because they oftentimes fail to
show the exact source of the client's pain. The SIJ can mimic numerous hip and
back dysfunctions; therefore, many Rehab professionals may misdiagnose the
problem and intervention may be unsuccessful. In some cases, surgery is
performed unnecessarily. In order to help restore and prevent future pain in
patients, rehab professionals need the proper tools to accurately identify SIJD
and to treat the condition conservatively.
In this one-day seminar, participants gain the tools to assess and treat
patients with SIJD. Course instructor Kyndall Boyle, PT, PhD, OCS, PRC, with
nearly 25 years of experience as a clinician and researcher, shares her findings
with participants. Dr. Boyle offers the latest evidence in the field, along with
rationale for conservative intervention for patients with SIJD. She discusses
relevant anatomy and biomechanics including issues of bilateral and unilateral
instability and postural asymmetry, as well as examines the relationship between
SIJD, suboptimal respiration, posture, and motor control. Participants
immediately take home the knowledge needed to assess and treat SIJD by examining
a case study, case series, and a randomized controlled trial. Due to the
interactive lab portion of the class, participants expand their hands-on skills
by practicing therapeutic exercises to manage a client with right, left, or
bilateral SIJD. Bring restoration back to your clients faster and more
effectively with these tools and tips.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Recognize subjective and objective data
associated with a diagnosis of SIJD
Explain the anatomy and biomechanics related to SIJD, including asymmetrical
and symmetrical postural patterns, as well as the relationship between faulty
respiration, posture, motor control, and SIJD
Analyze conservative interventions used to manage patients with SIJD by
reviewing evidence-based research, case series, and a randomized control trial
Evaluate the rationale for therapeutic exercises that could be used to address
asymmetries/pathomechanics related to right, left, or bilateral SIJD
Apply therapeutic exercises to manage a patient with right, left, or bilateral
KYNDALL BOYLE, PT, PhD, OCS, PRC, is a
licensed physical therapist who has worked in a variety of settings for the past
24 years: outpatient orthopedic, sports medicine, home health, skilled nursing,
and acute care. Dr. Boyle is currently the Director and Owner of OPTimal
Performance Physical Therapy in Boone, NC. In addition to the clinic, she served
as a full-time faculty member for Doctor of Physical Therapy programs for 14
years. Dr. Boyle earned her BS in PT from the University of New Mexico, an MS
from the UNC at Chapel Hill, and a PhD from Nova Southeastern University in Fort
Lauderdale, FL. She is currently Board Certified in Orthopedics having earned
her designation as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). In addition, Dr.
Boyle studied Postural Restoration Concepts that later led to her certification
(PRC). Because of her clinical experience, she has authored numerous
peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, book chapters, and magazine articles. Dr.
Boyle continues to be active in research relating to the management of
I began working with Kyndall Boyle on reducing
chronic back pain (right SIJ) I have experienced for 38 years. My pain
diminished through my work with her, and then I reinjured my back in response to
a long airplane trip. Kyndall brought me out of that severe pain through
specific exercises. I am currently experiencing considerably less back pain than
I have experienced since injuring my back originally. I am in less pain and my
visits to her have decreased because my need for physical therapy has decreased.
I am indebted to her for her commitment to my well-being and bringing me out of
After having been treated in the past by an athletic trainer and by another PT
with some improvement, I found Dr. Boyle's interconnected approach to body
"mechanics" to be significantly more successful for aiding healing and for
reforming my posture and body awareness for prevention of injuries. I highly
recommend Dr. Boyle!
I have had sacroiliac joint and hip pain for 20 years. I saw another PT for
quite a while and still had the pain. I also saw a Chiropractor with very short
lasting relief. After just a few treatments with Kyndy, I am pain free! I know
the exercises she taught me really work because when my hip feels out of place I
do them and then it is fine.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapist Assistants
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
American Association of Nurse Practitioners -
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Council on Exercise (ACE) - Submitted for ACE approval.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Cross Country Education is
an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6
AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific
course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level
Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT and 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board - This program has been submitted to the
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for approval of 6.0 contact hours for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been submitted to
Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours for PTs and
Board of Certification, Inc. - Cross Country Education is recognized by the
Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified
Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork - Cross
Country Education, LLC. is approved by the National Certification Board for
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved
Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 6 CE hours. 100%
attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable
credit is given.
NSCA Certification - This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA
Certification for pre-approval of 0.6 CEUs.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -