Sacro-Iliac Joint dysfunction can be attributed to 15-30% of those experiencing low back pain around one side of their lower pelvis. This type of dysfunction appears to be more prevalent within the yoga community. The reasons are multifactorial, and some of the causes may include muscle weakness and overuse of specific muscle groups within asymmetrical yoga poses.
Join physical therapist, Dr. Paula Sauer in a 4-part online series discussing the causes of Sacro-Iliac Joint dysfunction. We expore how to assess some contributing factors, when and who to refer your students out to, self-care treatment and prevention strategies, strengthening skills & drills, and sequencing strategies for teachers. This course is accredited through Yoga Alliance and counts towards 10 hours of non-contact continuing education hours, which fulfills 1/2 of the 3-year requirement for teachers.
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- Session 1: Foundation – Anatomy review, pathology (what causes SIJ dysfunction), causes, current research, other possibilities and pathologies to consider (what else could the pain be), scope of practice and how yoga teachers can help.
- Session 2: Anatomy and Assessment – Anatomy review and review of boney landmarks, how does SIJ dysfunction present itself, what types of dysfunction are possible (rotations, upslips, downslips, inflares and outflares), dysfunction of the sacrum, what can be observed, self palpation and interpreting ligament tenderness, use of touch (permission and license to touch), prevention is the key.
- Session 3: Self Care Skills and Drills – Self care strategies to stretching what is tight and strengthening what is weak, gentle to more advance stretching strategies using props and modified yoga poses, use of tools like foam rollers, blocks, therabands and portable rollers, self mobilization techniques, myofascial release with rollers, pelvic stabilizing exercises
- Session 4: Prevention, Application and Sequencing – Learn how to integrate appropriate skills and drills within a yoga sequence to help prevent injury during class, stability first strategy, prevention strategies using props in modified poses for those more likely to go out of alignment.
- An internet connection
- A strong understanding of anatomy principals
- A computer, smartphone or tablet
- An interest in anatomy
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- A digital camera or phone with photo capability
- Motivation and self-directed learning
- Desire to interact and participate in an online group forum
- Suggested YOGAMAZÉ online courses: Anatomy 101 and/or Anatomy 202
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