This article provides an overview of the structures that make up the pelvic girdle. It summarises the main joints, their functions and ranges of motion; the associated common injuries and red-flag signs; and the necessary tests allowing you to make an accurate diagnosis of your patient’s pain. This article has been extracted from chapter 9 of the authors’ book Advanced Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists. Login or register a free account below to access the contents, key points and discussion questions that accompany the article.
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Giles Gyer BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Dip. Medical Acupuncture, Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage is a British trained specialist musculoskeletal osteopath who has worked within health and fitness for over 14 years. Having started off with qualifications in personal training and strength and conditioning, he progressed into medical acupuncture and then completed a 5 year degree in Osteopathy with the College of Osteopaths.
Giles graduated with awards in clinical distinction and special achievement, as a strong structural osteopath he combines rehabilitation exercises and multiple techniques within his treatments and has worked with patients from office workers to international athletes.
When he is not treating patients, Giles is part of a training company lecturing and teaching Medical Acupuncture, Manipulative therapy and Clinical Kinesiology taping to a range of manual therapists and doctors throughout the United Kingdom and is published in Medical and Electro-Acupuncture, Osteopathic Spinal and Peripheral Joint Articulations and Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques.
Jimmy Michael BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, BTEC Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage, Dip. Medical Acupuncture began his career in the health industry after graduating from his degree in Sports & Exercise Science working in the personal training and strength and conditioning area. It was at this point he found an interest in injuries and rehabilitation.
Jimmy added sports and remedial massage to his skill set and found it a fantastic addition for his clients as he could support their training through treatment to try and prevent problems before they arise.
As a registered Osteopath Jimmy’s treatments focus combining hands on therapy with exercise to get you back to your activity as quickly as possible. Jimmy has extensive experience from working with premier league football clubs to Formula One drivers.
Jimmy has extensively added to his training through continual professional development and combines multiple skills in his treatments where necessary.
Jimmy has been lecturing in the field of manual therapy for a number of years and this keeps him at the forefront of all new and adaptive techniques. He has lectured professionals from all fields of manual therapy and he travels the UK teaching others from single practitioners to premier league football medical teams.
As part of a small team Jimmy is published in Medical and Electro-Acupuncture, Osteopathic Spinal and Peripheral Joint Articulations and Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques.
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