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The Functional Manual Therapy® Approach to the Pelvic Girdle

presented by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

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This course introduces the Functional Manual Therapy(R) (FMT) paradigm for the management of pelvic girdle dysfunctions. The pelvic girdle is an important link in the kinetic chain, influencing function and symptoms of structures in other regions. The fundamentals of this system are demonstrated through the management of a complex pain patient. Gregory S. Johnson progresses the viewer through the subjective and objective evaluation. A systematic and individualized treatment plan and progression is presented for the management of this patient's pelvic girdle dysfunctions, as well as an evaluation for system-wide functional enhancements, which result from the FMT intervention.

This course is part of a six-part series with Gregg and Vicky Johnson, which is designed to provide the participant with a working understanding of the FMT system of patient care through live patient demonstrations and lectures to support the clinical reasoning behind the progression of treatment and skills used:

  • Functional Manual Therapy(R): A Comprehensive Patient Management System.
  • Understanding the Interconnectivity of the Body's Connective Tissues and Articulations and Their Interdependency for Efficient Function - Live patient assessment and treatment and mechanical components of neck and low back pain by Gregory S. Johnson.
  • Neuromuscular Function: Mastering the Specificity of Manual Neuromuscular Facilitation - Live patient demonstrations for the assessment and facilitation of CoreFirst(R) postural and movement strategies and the integrated use of specific manual neuromuscular facilitation to address ROM, Initiation, and strength by Vicky Saliba Johnson and Gregory Johnson.
  • Motor Control: Principles of CoreFirst(R) Strategies for Posture and Movement - Live patient demonstration utilizing CoreFirst(R) strategies for posture and movement to promote an Automatic Core Engagement (ACE) by Vicky Saliba Johnson.
  • The Functional Manual Therapy(R) Approach to the Knee - Live patient assessment and treatment of a knee patient by Gregory S. Johnson.
  • The Functional Manual Therapy(R) Approach to the Pelvic Girdle - Live patient assessment and treatment of a low back patient by Gregory S. Johnson.

Meet Your Instructor

Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT graduated from the University of Southern California in 1971 and completed a one year residency program at Kaiser Vallejo under Maggie Knott. He remained as senior faculty for six years. Mr. Johnson is best known for his identification of the need for Physical Therapists to integrate treatment of the…

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1. Assessment

The first chapter of this course features a three-part breakdown of the assessment of a complex patient, focusing on his case history, subjective report, and an objective evaluation incorporating specific and functional mechanical tests.

2. Treatment

This chapter focuses on Functional Mobilization evaluation and treatment techniques directed at the pelvic girdle. Gregg Johnson demonstrates FMT approach for the management the mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control impairments of the coccyx, sacrum, and innominates.

3. Re-assessment and Postural Training

This chapter demonstrates a brief re-assessment of the patient, incorporating the same tests (with split screen shots of before and after) from the assessment phase in chapter two to demonstrate the patient’s progress.

4. Interview of Gregg Johnson by Ryan Johnson

In the final chapter of this course, Ryan Johnson interviews Gregg Johnson to gather further insights into the strategies utilized to care for the patient presented in this series.

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