Demystifying The Pelvis: The Hesch Approach
Featuring Jerry Hesch DPT, MHS, PT
Saturday & Sunday, October 14-15, 2017
New York, NY
About the Course..
While the pain prediction model has research support, it does not yield a systematic integrative treatment model. This workshop fills that void by appropriately emphasizing a systematic approach to the integration of the hip and pelvis, as together they form the foundation of the lumbar spine. The Hesch Method presents a unique approach to evaluation which differentiates between micro-intrinsic joint dysfunction and macro-extrinsic movement dysfunction. The practitioner can thoroughly assess the lumbopelvic structure in all planes of the body, thus demystifying complex pathomechanics. This approach uses language that is clear and easy to understand.
Simple intervention can be very effective. This course teaches manual therapy skills that are readily accessible and immediately applicable. Clinicians consistently report confidence in the clinical application of this evaluation and treatment paradigm. Treatment using gentle, low-load, long-duration input goes beyond brief elastic deformation into long lasting (plastic) reorganization of dense connective tissue. This facilitates efficient neuromotor reprogramming. Several independent studies and research thesis demonstrated that brief Hesch Method treatment results in significant pain relief and increased SLR. Multiple studies showed poor to fair inter-tester reliability. This approach is very efficient and by the third visit the pattern resolution is stable and is easily maintained such that focus can then be directed on overall rehabilitation with much greater efficiency.
Who attended? Physical Therapist, Physical Therapists Assistants, Athletic Trainers.
About the Instructor
Jerry Hesch DPT, MHS, PT
For over 35 years, Dr. Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT of the Hesch Institute has treated individuals suffering from acute & chronic pain from hypomobility and hypermobility/instability from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and dysfunction in joints throughout the body. Over the course of his career, Dr. Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT has developed a whole body approach to evaluation and treatment of connective tissues and joint dysfunction known as the Hesch Method.
The goal of the Hesch Method is to provide an alternative to ineffective long-term treatment commonly referred to as the "treatment roller coaster."