Online Course: Differentiating Buttock Pain – Sacroiliac Joint Disorders
How to assess your patients' to determine the cause of their gluteal pain
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Buttock pain is common and can be caused by numerous conditions. The diagnosis of Gluteal or buttock pain is complicated due to the overlapping symptoms of these conditions and there is no "gold standard" differential diagnosis guide for Gluteal pain. In this first course in a three-course series, Tanya Bell-Jenje discusses the clinical characteristics to help you with differential diagnosis of different pathologies attributing to Gluteal pain.
The course aims to discuss the differential diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint pain and other conditions causing buttock pain.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.9 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify 5 challenges in the differential diagnosis of gluteal pain
- describe the structure and functions of the Sacroiliac Joint
- discuss the clinical characteristics and physical examination of 4 conditions causing gluteal pain
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
This course was submitted for accreditation with the SASP. You can start and finish this course and download the certificate at a later stage.
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/273 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 0.94 CCUs.
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Physioplus courses are recognised under the recertification programme by the New Zealand Board. Courses can be included in registered Physiotherapists CPD plan and recorded as part of the required 100 hours of CPD over a three year period.
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The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
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I have a lot of clients with gluteal pain, doing this course has been a great introduction to the pathology, I'm looking forward to the other courses in this series.
I really enjoyed the differentiating diagnosis courses around SIJ, Gluteal Tendinopathy & Deep Gluteal Pain Syndrome from Tanya. Very informative and practical
Physiotherapist, South Africa
Great course, well set out, Easy to navigate and to apply to practice. I would recommend this to all who see patients with buttock pain. It will give you a wider perspective of this common condition highlighting the importance of a thorough examination thus ruling out other syndromes and conditions with overlapping symptoms.
Physiotherapist, Saint Lucia
What an amazing course! Clearly presented and other pathologies and special tests explained in an easy to understand way! This course has changed my practice and given me the confidence to clearly explain other possible causes of buttock and leg pain. Thank you Physioplus!