pelvis and lumbar spine


This class is a practice maker! Successful treatment of the lumbopelvis often requires a precise sequence without which these dysfunctions often quickly return. The arthrokinematics of lumbopelvic motion will be discussed along with its integration with the lower extremity and the upper quadrant. Various methods to evaluate and treat lumbopelvic somatic dysfunctions will be taught. While treating disorders of the pelvis and lumbar spine is important in treating acute injuries to the area, the lumbopelvis in an often overlooked and necessary region to treat for long-term improvement in chronic pain situations and autonomic-visceral dysfunctions.

Learning Objectives (upon completion)

  1. The student will understand the anatomy of the lumbopelvis.
  2. The student will understand the biomechanics of the lumbopelvis.
  3. The student will understand how to evaluate for the presence of somatic dysfunctions in the lumbopelvis.
  4. The student will understand how to treat for the presence of somatic dysfunctions in the lumbopelvis.


Duration: Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 8am-5pm; Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 8am-4pm

Location: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Ave
Bowles Board Room (4th Floor of Kennedy Krieger High School)
Baltimore, MD 21211

Price: $575 / person

Instructors: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. and Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.

Contact: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. at 410-321-9292 or

Target Audience: Healthcare providers: M.D., D.O., P.T., A.T.C., M.T., R.N., O.T., and other licensed or certified Healthcare Providers.

Continuing Education Credits: NCBTMB Approved Provider #1418. This course has been approved by NCBTMB and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEUs (15 credit hours).

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