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TREATMENT OF THE PELVIS LEVEL 1: A biomechanical framework is used to introduce comprehensive assessment & treatment techniques for the pubic symphysis, sacroiliac joint, and lumbar spine articulations. Evidence based Clinical assessment tests are used to assist diagnosis of articular, myo-fascial and motor control dysfunctions in the lumbo-pelvic region. Application of muscle energy techniques and articular techniques are then practiced in relation to this biomechanical assessment framework, in order to provide a patient specific treatment plan.
Dr Barbara Hungerford graduated in 1982 and then began working as a physiotherapist in Australia and overseas. In 2002 Barb completed a PhD that focused on altered pelvic biomechanics & muscle recruitment patterns associated with pelvic dysfunction. She has continued to research clinical tests of pelvic function, and diagnosis and treatment of SIJ insufficiency and has published multiple journal articles. She is presently researching new radiological methods for assessment of pubic motion and stability with Dr John Read. Barb is the director and Principal physiotherapist at Sydney Spine and Pelvis Physiotherapy Centre and a consultant physiotherapist at North Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, St Leonards. Her special interest areas are treatment of low back and pelvic pain, treatment of pregnancy related pelvic and thoracic injuries, thoracic and rib cage dysfunctions, plus neck pain and cranial issues including headaches and TMJ pain.
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