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Jeni Saunders - Introductory Workshop 1

Held on Tuesday 15 October at the MCG, Melbourne. From 9am - 1pm. 

Workshop 1: Sorting out back pain: everything you have been afraid of explained


Recognition, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sacro-Iliac Joint Incompetence/Pelvic Girdle Pain, Discal and facet sources

  • Common presentations of back conditions and the anatomy

  • Sorting out the possible pain drivers

  • Functional anatomy of the SIJ, lumbar spine and hip

  • Clinical Diagnosis including best imaging techniques

  • Initial treatment including bracing/taping/ specialised physical therapy/ exercise therapy, what and when

  • Injection therapies: which injections, when, how and why.

  • When to consider surgery and types of surgery

  • After injection, following -up after specialised physiotherapy, after injections and return to sport considerations

Questions and Course Wrap up: This course aims to cover the basics for physicians, surgeons and physiotherapists who deal with back pain and leg pain.



Jeni Saunders - Advanced Workshop 2

Held on Tuesday 15 October at the MCG, Melbourne. From 2pm - 5pm. 

Workshop 2: Masterclass in Sacroiliac joint mechanical injury, its consequences and co-existent pathologies


Pre-requisites: must have completed the introductory course in person OR online

  • We will review the patho-anatomy of the SIJ, pubis and hip

  • We will look at the accommodative strategies that are employed with SIJ Lumbar spine and hip mechanical issues

  • We will then discuss the strategies required to unwind these and treat the underlying issue.

  • Muscle enthesopathies around the pelvis

  • Neural compression around the pelvis as a secondary consequence of the altered muscle function

  • The SIJ Influence on rib ring dysfunction: is it the SIJ driving the rib? Or the rib ring dysfunction driving the SIJ?

  • Co-existent lumbar spine and hip issues

  • Detailed discussion regarding the muscular components of lumbo-pelvic stability.

  • When is it intra-pelvic?

  • Treating combinations of Lumbar spine, SIJ and hip Questions and course Wrap up