Advanced Myofascial Techniques

Advanced ILIA & SACRUM
Course Summary & Techniques List

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The newest Advanced Myofascial Techniques workshop presents a simple "grand unified theory" of intra-segmental
pelvic dynamics. Learn assessment and manipulation skills that will help your understanding of sacral, pelvic, and ilia
patterns. Relevant to gait issues, back pain, scoliosis, SI joint function, and more.

Preparation: completion of our "Pelvis, Hip, & Sacrum" or "Spine, Ribs, & Low Back" course (via seminar or DVD) is
recommended (though not required) preparation for this course. Sign up for the companion course, or order the
preparatory DVDs at a discount during your registration.

Part I: ILIA

Part II: SACRUM
ILIA SEQUENCES

Intentions/Goals:
  • Assess and balance 360° mobility of the innominate bones ("ilia") in relationship to sacrum.

  • Indications:
  • Back, SI, sciatic, or hip pain.
  • SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction); Osteitis pubis (pubic symphysis inflammation).
  • Painful scoliosis; leg length differences.
  • Gait asymmetries or restrictions.
  • Pelvic floor issues: urogenital, female health, prostate, etc.
  • Pelvic effects of pregnancy, postpartum.

  • a. ILIA TESTS & TECHNIQUES, Pt I
    Straight Leg Superior Glide
    Straight Leg Inferior Glide
    ASIS Posterior Glide
    SI Release: Anterior/Posterior
    PSIS Anterior Glide
    PSIS/Pubis Contralateral Release

    b. ILIA TESTS & TECHNIQUES, Pt II
    Ilium Torsion (Side-Lying)
    Flexed Hip Squish
    Posterior Torsion
    Anterior Torsionv Lateral Rotation (Supine)
    Medial Rotation (Side-Lying)

    c. ILIA TESTS & TECHNIQUES, Pt III
    Ilia Apple (Lateral Sideflexion)
    Windshield Wipers Test
    Seated Ischial Tuberosity
    SACROTUBEROUS SEQUENCE

    Intentions/Goals:
  • Assess and address any sacrotuberous ligament contributions to pelvic pain or intra-segmental mobility restrictions;
  • Assess and balance bilateral tension of sacrotuberous ligaments.

  • Indications:
  • (Similar to a. Ilia)
  • Important after deep, direct intra-segmental work with pelvic girdle.

  • d. SACROTUBEROUS TESTS & TECHNIQUES
    Sacrotuberous / Nutation Test
    Sacrotuberous Ligament II
    Sacrospinous Ligaments, Coccyx
    Sacrotuberous Ligament Balance

    SACRAL SEQUENCE

    Intentions/Goals:
  • Assess and address any remaining ilia mobility restrictions affecting the sacrum;
  • Assess and balance bilateral mobility of sacrum itself, particularly nutation and counternutation.

  • Indications:
  • (Similar to a. Ilia)
  • Important after deep, direct intra-segmental work with pelvic girdle.

  • e. SACRAL TESTS & TECHNIQUES
    PSIS Counternutation Test
    PSIS Nutation Test
    Sacral Back-Bending
    Sacrum via Iliacus
    Floating Sacrum
    SUPPLEMENTAL TECHNIQUES
    (not included in every class)
    DonTigny Inferior Glide Release
    Leg as Handle
    Lateral Rotation (Prone)
    Medial Rotation (Supine)
    Hip Adduction (Lateral Sideflexion)
    Ilia Pear (Medial Sideflexion)
    Coccyx Pool Cue
    Sacral Seesaw
    Sacral Superior Glide
    Sacral Nutation Test (Seated)
    PSIS/Sacrum Test
    Sacral De-Rotation MET
    Stork Test: PSIS
    Stork Test: SIJ Stability
    ASIS Position Assessment
    PSIS Position Assessment
    Ischial Tuberosity Position Assessment
    Sacral Sulci Position Assessment
    ILA Position Assessment
    Pubis Position Assessment
    Pubic Symphysis Squish Tests
    ASIS / Pubic Symphysis
    Ilia Tests & Techniques Tables
    Sacral Techniques Table