AT MasterClass: Bio Matters in Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction & Pain with Diane Lee


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  • February 26 – 26, 2022
  • Online lecture
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Part of the Anatomy Trains Australian Women’s Health Symposium Live Online

Each two hour MasterClass will be presented live over zoom – we encourage you to join us live! We will have exclusive contests for those who attend live, with fun prizes awarded to the winners. However if you cannot attend live, you can relax in the knowledge that each webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be made available for you to enjoy for 45 days.

Early bird price of $50 USD held until Jan. 21st, 2022. Jan. 26th, 2022. $75 USD thereafter. Purchase is made in USD, exchange rates apply. 

 Bio matters in Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction & Pain: An update on the form and force closure mechanisms and motor control of the post-partum pelvic girdle, presented by Diane Lee

In spite of evidence suggesting that “No study to date has demonstrated a direct relationship
between pathology and pain for any pain related condition” (Clauw 2015) and that “Neither the
presence or absence of pain nor the intensity of pain can be accurately predicted by the
presence or absence of pathology” (Catley, Moseley & Jones 2019) there is a recent trend in
physiotherapy to ignore biomechanics and control of the joints of the pelvic girdle in those with
persistent nociceptive pelvic girdle pain states. In other words, the location of pain alone does
not assist in treatment planning for individuals with persistent nociceptive pain in the pelvis. A
nociceptive pain state is one whereby pain is provoked by certain postures or movements and
relieved by others and not dominated by psychological or social contributors. For these
individuals, pain can persist when mobility and control of the joints of the pelvis are impaired
due to altered form or force closure mechanisms (Snijders, Vleeming, Stoeckart 1993a,b) and
motor control deficiencies, regardless of their psychological or emotional state. However, altered
mobility and control of the pelvic joints may be secondary to impairments elsewhere in the body.
When is the pelvis the victim of impairments elsewhere and when is it the criminal for the noted
loss of function? This presentation will review:

  1. the principles of the Integrated Systems Model (Lee 2015) which is a regional
    interdependent model that facilitates identifying when the pelvis is a victim secondary to
    impairments in other body regions or truly the impaired region required treatment, as
    well as
  2. the Integrated Model of Function (Lee & Vleeming 1998) and the associated assessment
    tests for mobility and control of the joints of the pelvic girdle which then determine the
    multimodal treatment program specific to each individual presenting with persistent
    nociceptive pelvic girdle pain.
Clauw D J 2015 Diagnosing and treating chronic musculoskeletal pain based on the underlying
mechanism(s). Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2015;29:6-46119
Catley M, Moseley L, Jones M 2019 Understanding pain in order to treat patients in pain. In:
Clinical Reasoning in Musculoskeletal Practice. Eds Jones M, Rivett D Elsevier
Snijders C J, Vleeming A, Stoeckart R 1993a Transfer of lumbosacral load to iliac bones and
legs. 1: Biomechanics of self-bracing of the sacroiliac joints and its significance for
treatment and exercise. Clinical Biomechanics 8:285
Snijders C J, Vleeming A, Stoeckart R 1993b Transfer of lumbosacral load to iliac bones and
legs. 2: Loading of the sacroiliac joints when lifting in a stooped posture. Clinical
Biomechanics 8:295
Lee D 2015 Highlights from an Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Pelvic Pain &
Dysfunction. Chapter 17 In: Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal
Rehabilitation, 2 nd edn. Eds Magee D, Zachazewski, J E, Quillen W S Manske R C,
Lee D G, Vleeming A 1998 Impaired load transfer through the pelvic girdle – a new model of
altered neutral zone function. In: Proceedings from the 3rd interdisciplinary world
congress on low back and pelvic pain. Vienna, Austria

Lecture schedule:

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM EST Friday, 25th / 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM AWST Saturday, 26th

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About Diane Lee
Diane graduated with distinction from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor degree in the Science of Rehabilitation in 1976. She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 1976 and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy since 1981 (FCAMT).
She completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2001, her Yoga teacher training in 2012 and received the special designation as a clinical specialist in Women’s Health from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2016. She was an instructor and a chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of CPA’s fellowship examinations (CAMT) for over 20 years and has extensive experience in curriculum development both for the CAMT program and her own series of courses. For this, she received the prestigious Golden Hands award in 2008.
She is well published (books, chapters and journal articles) and the innovator of two pelvic support belts for which she holds the patent; The Com-Pressor and the Baby Belly Pelvic Support.
Diane owns, directs and is a practicing physiotherapist at Diane Lee & Associates. She has continued to maintain an on-going clinical practice for over 40 years and while she follows the research evidence closely, she draws from her deep clinical experience to guide her patient centered care.
Diane has had the honour of collaborating with local, national and worldwide authorities to further her own education and integrates this knowledge into courses/models she teaches. Her combined clinical and education experience culminated in the co-development of The Integrated Systems Model for Disability & Pain (ISM), (Lee & Lee 2007 – 2013), the model she continues to teach and now solely evolve under the abbreviated title – the Integrated Systems Model – alongside her senior associates and assistants Cathy Rogers, Calvin Wong and Leigh Fortuna (
Message from Diane: Many ask me why I continue to work in clinical practice and why I continue to have a team of passionate clinicians around me? The answer is simple – friendship, collaboration, and mentorship goes both ways. I love learning and being together with this team and one thing COVID has revealed is how much I love, and now miss in many ways, their company. We have figured out how to remain connected and collaboration and mentorship on all levels has been our thread.
DatesFeb 26 – 26, 2022
LocationOnline lecture
Class Times

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM EST Friday, 25th / 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM AWST Saturday, 26th

Teacher(s)Julie HammondDiane Lee
TuitionEarly bird price of $50 USD held until Jan. 21st, 2022. $75 USD thereafter. Purchase is made in USD, exchange rates apply. 
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.
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