posted April 11, 2001

Lecture to Address Management of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine coordinated by Hope College will examine the management of sacroiliac joint dysfunction in athletes on Tuesday, April 17. The address will be presented at 7 p.m. in Grand Rapids, at the Xavier Auditorium of St. Mary's Hospital. The public is invited. Admission is free. The address will be delivered by Mike Cibulka, a physical therapist with the Jefferson County Rehabilitation and Sports Clinic in St. Louis, Mo. Cibulka will discuss the cluster of signs and symptoms that distinguish pain from the sacroiliac joint, which he notes are different from other sources of low back and leg pain. He will also reveal the way that the joint moves, and will describe simple treatments that athletic trainers can perform to reduce sacroiliac joint pain. Cibulka has been a physical therapist since 1984.He is a graduate of Washington University's master's degree program in physical therapy. He is the author of nearly 20 publications and has lectured widely on the subject. The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co- sponsored by Holland Community Hospital, GRSportsCenter and the college. Xavier Auditorium is on the south side of Cherry.Parking is in the Mercy visitor lot on the north side of the street.