Integrative Manual Approach to Lower Back and Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction

May 14-15, 2022


Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy
30801 Barrington St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Course Fee: $600.00 U.S.

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Lower back and pelvic pain and dysfunction is a frequent complaint in primary care medicine. Lower back and pelvic conditions result in enormous costs to our society in terms of lost work hours, lost productivity, and billions of healthcare dollars. This is all in addition to the devastating effects on the quality of life for patients and their families. The majority of cases are not surgical in nature. Often the etiology of lower back and pelvic pain and dysfunction is biomechanical and related to disturbances in the musculoskeletal system. Common examples are disorders of the muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, joints, cartilage, proprioceptors, posture and gait.

The field of manual medicine has evolved across time and is capable of offering many clinically relevant and useful procedures for evaluating and treating those disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Among these clinically effective modalities are: Strain/Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique, and Applied Kinesiology. In this weekend course participants will learn to utilize diagnosis and treatment modalities from these systems. Upon completion of the course attendees will have acquired numerous specific techniques for treating patients with lower back and pelvic pain and dysfunction.

An algorithm of treatment will be presented which includes manual muscle testing, tender point analysis, trigger point analysis, motion testing, anatomical positional analysis, and much more. Direct and indirect methods for treating dysfunctions will be demonstrated and practiced by all class participants. This class will be "hands on" with considerable emphasis placed on practicing techniques with partners. Dr. Sandweiss will monitor the practice sessions and offer appropriate corrections and insights.

Course Content Summary:

Lower Back and Pelvis Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Principles and applications of Strain and Counterstrain
  • Principles and applications of Myofascial Release
  • Principles and applications of Muscle Energy Technique
  • Principles and applications of Applied Kinesiology
  • Artful muscle testing of muscles: Lower Back and Pelvis
  • Review of the functional anatomy: Lower Back and Pelvis
  • Postural and motion analysis
  • Clinical Pearls for treating patients with lumbar, sacral, pelvic, coccyx, and hip problems
  • Hours of "hands on" practice with a partner


Jay Sandweiss D.O. has been teaching health related courses since 1979. His audiences have included medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, registered nurses, and other health professionals He has taught nationally and internationally for numerous medical organizations. Dr. Sandweiss is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is also board certified in medical acupuncture by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Sandweiss is extensively trained in the fields of Osteopathy, Applied Kinesiology, Applied Nutrition and Chinese medicine. He has been practicing and teaching Japanese and Chinese martial arts for over 47 years, holding high black belt ranks in both Karate-do and Aikido.

In teaching his seminars, Dr. Sandweiss has the ability to integrate a wealth of information into a focused, practical model. Participants of Dr. Sandweiss' courses enjoy the relaxed and playful atmosphere that he brings to the learning experience. His reputation as a truly gifted teacher is well deserved. Dr. Sandweiss currently maintains a wellness-oriented osteopathic medical practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.