ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis
In this series of videos, Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee introduces some of the principles and techniques to assess and treat the pelvis in the context of the total body, whole person, ConnectTherapy™ model. This video product includes over 4 hours of online lectures and practical demos of assessment and treatment techniques.
Painful or Pain-free dysfunction of the pelvis can be the underlying cause, or “Driver” for any number of problems throughout the body, including low back pain, recurrent groin injuries, knee pain and neck pain.
Over the first four videos, LJ introduces the whole body assessment framework of “Meaningful Task Analysis (MTA)” (Lee LJ 2008), and demonstrates the pelvis assessment techniques to rule-in or rule-out the pelvis as the Primary Driver for your client’s problem. This clinical reasoning process allows you to more effectively decide when to treat the pelvis, and when not to – creating more efficiency in your clinical practice and improving outcomes. LJ also demonstrates the connections between the pelvis & the thorax, the knee, and the foot-ankle complex.
In Videos 5 and 6, the ConnectTherapy Treatment Principles are briefly outlined, followed by demonstration of techniques to release specific muscles around the pelvis and restore optimal mobility, alignment, and create options for new strategies. This is the first step in treatment that facilitates the aims of treatment in ConnectTherapy: to change the client’s current non-optimal strategy and create options to teach and train new, more optimal strategies for the pelvis across multiple postures and tasks.
In Videos 7 and 8, LJ provides an overview of the 3 Phases of Treatment in the ConnectTherapy Model, and demonstrates assessment of the abdominal wall and back muscles in order to facilitate exercise prescription for Phase 1 training of new strategies for pelvis mobility and control.
These videos cover portions of the material and hands-on techniques that are taught on LJ’s face-to-face courses – click here to see where you can take courses with LJ.
Outline of Content:
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 1]
- Introduction to Meaningful Task Analysis (MTA)
- The pelvis, standing Posture & inter-regional relationships
- Landmarking, hand position & terminology for the pelvis
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 2]
- How to perform pelvis corrections
- Clinical reasoning of findings related to pelvis corrections
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 3]
- MTA, Clinical Reasoning to Rule In & Rule Out the Pelvis as a Driver in One-Leg Standing (OLS) and Step Forward
- What is optimal and non-optimal for the pelvis during OLS and Step Forward
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 4]
- MTA – Understand the Relationships between the Pelvis & the Thorax, the Knee, and the Foot-Ankle Complex
- Clinical Findings needed to support that the Pelvis is the Primary Driver
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 5]
- ConnectTherapy & treatment of the Pelvis – Vector Analysis of the Pelvis and determination of neuromuscular vectors to release
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 6]
- Impact of Thoracic Ring Correction on Vector Analysis of the Pelvis (connections between a Driver in the Thorax and the Pelvis)
- Correlating specific neuromuscular vectors around the pelvis and compressed poles of the sacroiliac joints
- Demonstration of specific release techniques for ischiococcygeus, piriformis, and superficial multifidus
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 7]
- Abdominal wall assessment, relationship to Thoracic Ring Drivers, and clinical reasoning related to Pelvis Drivers
ConnectTherapy™ & The Pelvis [Video 8]
- Back muscle assessment, relationship to Thoracic Ring Drivers, and clinical reasoning related to Pelvis Drivers
- Phase 1 treatment – identify the best cue to create more balanced recruitment between superficial and deep muscles of the pelvis