Dr Deborah Riczo is a specialist in pelvic girdle /sacroiliac dysfunction, pregnancy/postpartum issues, women's health, and breast cancer
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Sacroiliac dysfunction affects an estimated 10-30% of persons with non-specific low back pain and is often present with complaints of hip and leg pain on the same side. It often goes undiagnosed and may actually be one of the sources of low back pain. Pelvic girdle and sacroiliac pain affects 56-72% of women during pregnancy and post-partum and 7% continue to have pain and dysfunction for the rest of their lives. Physiotherapists are best suited to help these patients. Deborah Riczo developed the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletalsm (PGM) Method and during the 12 courses in this programme, she will give you the tools to simply, effectively and accurately manage your patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction (PGD).
This programme of courses will improve your understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic girdle, your ability to recognise pelvic girdle pain, and your ability to manage it using the different assessment and intervention tools in the PGM Methodsm.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Recognising Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle
- Biomechanics and Dynamics of the Pelvic Girdle
- Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction Literature Review
- Introduction to the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method
- The Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method - Interventions
- Activating The Core, Targeted Strengthening and Stretching for the Pelvic Girdle
- The Use of a Sacroiliac Belt and Patient Education
- Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
- Core Strengthening
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Considerations
- Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction Case Studies
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.