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Preliminary Program

3rd Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back- and Pelvic Pain

the most effective role for exercise therapy. manual techniques, surgery and
injection techniques

November 19. 21, 1998
Vienna, Austria


Euro p e a n Conference Organizers

Hofburg Congress center Vienna

Please fill out the registration form. Send a copy (and keep the original) to:
University of California Medical School, Office of Continuing Medical Education
9500 Gilman Drive, LA JOLLA, CA 92093 - 0617, U.S.A., or fax: 1-619~534 7672

Please fill out the reservation form for accommodation.
Send a copy (keep the original) to: Imperial Tours, Lueger Ring 8, 1014 VIENNA,
Phone: 43-1-535 69 70, Fax 43-1~534 11 202

European Conference Organizers
P.O.Box 4334, 3006 AH Rotterdam, Phone 3 1 ~ 1 0~4133287, Fax 3 1 ~ 1

MAW~Medizinische Ausstellungs~ und Werbegesellschaft
A~ 1 0 1 4 Wien, Freyung 6, Postfach 155
Tel.: (+43/1) 536 63-42, Fax: (+43/1) 535 60 16, E-mall: maw@media.co.at

Registration fee is in US dollars. Fee before June 1, 1998: $ 435. Before
1, 1998: $ 495. After September 1, 1998: $ 555, on site registration: $ 575
Fee includes: all lectures, cocktails Thursday evening, 20.00 at the Town Hall of

Vienna, coffee and tea. It excludes congress bool(s, lunches and a congress
dinner on Friday, November 20, 1998.
Congress workshops: a selection workshops is available on an extra cost basis.
To participate in one or more worrkshops, please indicate on the registration form
which of the workshops you would like to intend. Participation is limited and will
be handled on a first come first serve basis.

An experience by which you really get to know the magic of the city of Vienna by
night. Driving at a leisurely pace through the brightly lit shopping streets and the
"Ringstrasse" with all its imposing buildings and monuments, you will get a feeling
of the unique atmosphere of Vienna by night. The statue of johann Strauss, the
State Opera House, the Hofburg, the House of Parliament, the Burgtheatre bear
witness to the historical imporance of this city. As crowning event of the evening,
we take you to the traditional "Heurigen" in Grinzing, where you will encounter
Viennese jollity with a glass of wine and a typical Viennese dinner, while
musicians will play "Schrammel" music.
Price: ATS 660.- per person, including transportation, guide, three course dinner,
drinks and music.


The following policy shall apply to all cancelled registrations: All cancellations
must be advised to the UC, Medical School in writing. If received before or on
September 1, 1998 a full refund less an administration fee of $ 50 shall apply.
After , September 1, no refunds will be available, however you may nominate a
substi~ tute delegate without any further cost. Refund of accommodation deposits
shall be at the discretion of Imperial Tours.

Cover picture: Custav Klimt 'Hygleia', 1900
All details were correct at time of printing but are subject to change without notice

Endorsed by
American Academy of Osteopathy
American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
Australian Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Austrian Association for Manual Medicine
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Dutch National Institute of Allied Health Professions, Research and
Development, Postgraduate Education and Documentation
European Chiropractors' Union
European Register of Osteopaths
(mistakenly not included in the poster announcing the congress)
Free University Brussels, Postgraduate Education in Manual Therapy
International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists IFOMT-ECE
International ]ntradiscal Therapy Society
International Manual Medical Federation of the Mediterranean
International Society of Biomechanics
Manipulative Physiotherapists Association of Australia
Norwegian Manual Therapy Group
The Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
World Federation of Chiropractic

Wednesday, November 18, 1998
17.00 - 19.00 Early registration

Thursday, November 19, 1998
07.30 Registration
08.45 Opening
Dr. Sepp Rieder, City Councellor for Public Health and Hospitals of the
City of Vienna

09.00 Univ. Prof. Dr. Hans Tilscher
09.10 Prof. Vert Mooney, Dr. Andry Vleeming

Functional anatomy and biomechanics
Moderators: Hans Tilscher, Andry Vleeming, Chris Snijders

09.15 Mechanical and biological factors in disc degeneration Michael A. Adams

09.35 Association between spinal function and low back pain Patricia Dolan

09.50 Electromyography of the paraspinal muscles In response to mechanical
and electrical stimulation of the supraspinal llgaments in humans and cats
M. Solomonov

10.05 The motion sepnent as a gear system
R. Putz

10.20 Discussion
10.30 Refreshment break

11.00 Kinematic determination of the functional Ante^ of the lumbar spine In~vivo
Michael Kondracki

11.15 Muscle activities In the transfer of spinal load to the pelvis and legs, EMG
recordings in different postures for verification of a biomechanical model
Chris J. Snijders

Surgical care and innovations
Moderators: Vert Mooney, Charles N. Aprill

11.30 Anterior and posterior endoscopk surgery In the lumbar spine Hallett H.

11.45 In vivo disc pressure under ADL, sport and therapy Marco Caimi

12.00 A prosthetic disc nucleus and associated biology Charles D. Ray

12.15 Discussion

12.30 Lunch break

Assessment and treatment of lumbopelvic pain
Moderators: jiri Dvorak, Vert Mooney, Andry Vleeming

14.00 Mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine
Robin A. McKenzie

14.20 Chronic low back pain & pelvic pain: the predictive value of a
multidisciplinary assessment
Pieter F. van Akkerveeken

14.40 Behavioral analysis, fear of movementl(,re)injury and behavioral
rehabilhation in chronic low back pain
Johan W. S. Vlaeyen

15.00 The physical examination: can It identify symptomatic discogenic and SII
Charles N. Aprill

15.20 Segmental hypennobility of the lumbar spine, the medkid significance of
such and the subsequent course of the disorder
Hans Tilscher

15.40 The value of the physical examination in lumbopelvic diagnosis Mark

16.00 Discussion
16.10 Refreshment break

16.40 Rational selection of appropriate low risk interventions for low back pain
Jiri Dvorak

16.55 Neuroflexotherapy for low back pain: clinical evidence and biological
Francisco Kovacs

17.05 Tense~ models: a new way to look at old problems Stephen M. Levin

17.25 Discussion Exercise therapy
Moderators: Carolyn A. Richardson, Gwendolen A. jull, Michael A.

17.30 Isometric back endurance: a comparison of two tests and their dictability
of first-time back pain
Susan M. Holm

17.45 Medical exercise therapy with chronic low back pain patients (an outcome
Bart Vanthillo

18.00 The future of lumbopelvic physical treatment
Vert Mooney

18.20 Discussion

20.00 You are cordially invited by Dr. Michael HRupl, Major of Vienna for
Cocktails at "Wiener Rathauskeller"

Friday, November 20, 1998

Exercise Therapy
Moderators: Tom A. Torstensen, Chris J. Snijders

09.00 Muscle training In chronic low back pain patients evaluated by CT-
scan: comparison between Isometric and isotonic training
Lieven A. Danneels

09.15 The loading of the back and hip extensor muscles during the lumbar
muscle coordination and strengthening exercises
Jari P. A. Arokoski

Lumbopelvic pain and motor control
Moderators: Vert Mooney, John T. Triano, Andry Vleeming

09.30 Transversus abdominis, the forgotten muscle: Its function & its dys~
function in the presence of low back pain
Paul Hodges

09.45 The lumbar multifidus: evidence of a link to low back pain
Julie A. Hides

10.00 Non Invasive assessments of deep muscle dysfunction associate with low
back pain
Carolyn Richardson

10.15 New concepts for control of pain in the Iumbopelvic region Gwendolen A.

10.30 Motor control of the spine
Simo Taimela

10.45 Discussion
11.00 Refreshment break

New insights on the pelvis and peripartum pain
Moderators: Hans C. Ostgaard, Diane Lee, Andry Vleeming

11.30 SI joint motion during standing hip extention test and the reciprocal
straddle position: a radiostereophotogrammatic analysis
Bengt Sturesson

11.45 Muscles and pelvic clutch: hip abductor inhibition in anterior rotation of the
Thomas A. Dorman

12.00 Selflocking of the pelvis: new data on pelvic compression through form and
force closure
Andry Vleeming

12.15 Manipulation does not alter the position or movement of the sacroiliac joint
Bjorn Branth

12.30 Discussion
12.45 Lunch break

New insights on pelvic function and lumbopelvic pain and motor control
Moderators: Hans C. Ostgaard, Andry Vleeming, Bengt Sturesson

14.15 Back pain and pregnancy. Where are we now?
Hans C. Ostgaard

14.30 Post pregnancy pelvic syndrome: results of operative treatment with
"triple" fixation of the pelvic ring
Arie B. van Vugt

14.45 The relationship between function of the long posterior sacroiliac ligament
and low back pain
Jane E. Carreiro

15.00 The long posterior lnterosseous ligament and the sacrococcygeal plexus
Frank H. Willard

15.15 Backpain In IVF Induced and spontaneous pregnancies
Per Kristiansson
15.30 Refreshment break

16.15 Post pregnancy pelvic pain syndrome: histopathological findings of the
Michael Hogervorst

16.30 Discussion

16.45 Outcomes of surgical treatment of chronic painful sacroiliac joint
Michael R. Moore
17.00 Discussion

17.30 General discussion:

Is the clinical examination of LBP any good?
Moderators: Vert Mooney, Charles N. Aprill, Mark Laslett, Serge

Introduction: Lack of objectivity in the low back pain patient..
recognizing this situation, evaluating & improving diagnostic performance
Serge A. Gracovetsky

Saturday, November 21, 1998

New insights on pelvic function and lumbopelvic pain
Moderators Hans C. Ostgaard, Bengt Sturesson, Andry Vleeming

08.30 Relationship between sagittal anatomy of the sacrum and posture
Catherine Marty
08.40 Biomechanical examination of the posterior axial ligament of the sacroiliac
joint, Roy H. Bechter
08.50 Oral contraceptives and back pain in women in a Swedish community
Ullacarin Wreje
0905 The iliolumbar ligament influence on the coupling of the SI joint and the
L5-S1 ligament, Annelies Pool
09.15 Sacrococcygeal hypomobility: relationship to chronic low back pain and
stiffness, James Wooley
09.30 Pelvic pain in pregnancy
Hanne Albert
09.45 Incidence, sacrum and spondylolisthesis
Bernard Boisaubert
09.55 The blomechankal and physiological alterations of the sacroiliac joint
during pregnancy
Joan Fallon
10.05 Discussion

10.20 Sacrum load-displacement behaviour an in Wyo and in ~ comparison Guy
10.30 Pedpheral neurological deficits in patients wkh pelvic girdle dysfunction
Margrit Beck-Foehn
10.40 Effects of different treatments on pain and on functional activities in
pregnant women with pelvic pain
Lena Nilsson-Wikmar
10.50 Sacroiliac joint angular rotation during the Stork test and hip drop test in
normal subjects
Barbara Hungerford
11.00 Discussion
11.10 Refreshment breai<
11.40 Rehabilitation of postnatal pelvic girdle pain
Lars Lennart Nielsen
11.55 functional restrictions by postnatal pelvic girdle pain
jon Helge Hansen
Surgical care and intradiscal treatment
Moderators: Vert Mooney, Michael R. Moore
12.10 CT assisted endoscopk laser disectomy (CTD) Matthias Lutze
12.20 The use of corralline hydroxyappetite (pro-osteon) for lnstrumented caged
lumbar interbody fusions
Donald Kucharzyk
12.30 Resuks of a prospective randomized comparison of chemonucleo"is and
percutaneous discectomy
Josef Krugluger
Exercise therapy
Moderators: Vert Mooney, Michael R. Moore
12.40 The orthopedic hippotherapy as a pad of a therapeutic exercise program
Thomas Laser
12.50 Medical strengthening therapy on chronic low back pain (LBP) Richard
13.00 Low back pain: the physical therapy approach
Tom A. Torstensen
13.15 Closing remarks and discussion
Vert Mooney, Michael R. Moore

14.30 Start workshops

A. Accessing easy automatic antigravity responses in posture and move~
ment translating dynamic stability into action by introducing reciprochy in
Pamela K. Hansford

B. The original manipulations used by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, founder of the
osteopathic medicine, for the lumbar spine and the pelvis Willy
Vandenschrick, Paul Masters

C Foot orthotics
Robert Irvin

D. Low back pain: The physical Therapy approach Tom A. Torstensen

E. Stabilization of the pelvis in sports using the tilple-s-program joanne

F Diagnosis and treatment of Sacral Torsions with Muscle Energy
Technique David Felhendler

C. Global fascial techniques
Jean-Jacques Debroux

H. The muscle balance and function development Geoff Gluckman

I Disc Hemiation
Linda Haynes~Mazion

J Recording of lumbar spine and hip motion during forward bending
Possibilities in assessment of patients in daily practice
Jan Paul van Wingerden

K. Retraining the low back with functional exercises based on the
KleinVogelbach concept of functional kinetics with and Without the Swiss
ball Beate Carriere

L. Exercise based management of low back pain and dysfunction: the
progressive dynamic lumbar stabilization ~ A 12 phase plan
J. Clay McDonald


Short leg syndrome and its implications for chronic low back pain - Dale E. Alsager

Coordination of back muscles during dynamic isoinertial load to the spinal and
EMC activity of back extensors with respect to static endurance in subjects with
low back pain and healthy controls - Christoph Anders

Documenting radiographic evidence of sacroiliac dysfunction - Aaron V. Barson

Blomechanical changes at the lower lumbar spine in patients with dysfunction of
the "Axial" SIJoint. A clinical approach in manual therapy - Axel Beemaert

The clinical identification of pelvic girdle dysfunction and the strange pain
descriptions presented by patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction - Margrit

7he relationship of anterior pelvic tilt during running with clinical and I