Subscribe newsletter

Dr. Jerry Hesch

Dr. Jerry Hesch

Dr.Jerry Hesch is a Colorado Licensed Physical Therapist with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from University of New Mexico, a Masters of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Jerry Hesch completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from AT Still University. 

Dr.Jerry Hesch developed the Hesch Method over more than 35 years of clinical practice. The Hesch Method is a distinct and more gentle approach than the joint adjustment model, and has described numerous patterns of motion dysfunction which exist in patterns throughout the body. The Hesch Method treats from a whole-body approach rather than focusing only on where it hurts.  In the lumbopelvic area alone, Dr. Hesch has identified more than a dozen faulty motion patterns not yet described in the literature and developed treatment methods. He has reinterpreted the mechanics of traumatic birth named pubic symphysis diastasis (or pubic joint or symphyseal diastasis) and has developed unique treatment.

Dr. Hesch has taught more than 100 seminars since 1985, instructing clinicians in application of The Hesch Method to assess and treat the pelvic, sacroiliac, and lumbar spine.  He has also developed learning materials on his advanced body of work; which allows the clinician to apply manual therapy using a whole body approach.

Dr. Hesch is currently involved in teaching and writing, and is also accepting patients with complex chronic pain.

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS:

Pubic joint dysfunction, pubic symphyseal diastasis and sacroiliac joint dysfunction: Where should we apply pelvic compression supports? In submission Acta Medica International, December 20, 2015.
2011 Chapter; Sacral torsion about an oblique axis; A new approach to an old problem, in Dynamic Body; Exploring Form and Function, Erik Dalton, editor.2011 A novel test and treatment of the forgotten hip rotators in piriformis syndrome: and relation with upper cervical spine restriction. Physiotimes. 2011;3(2)48-50.
2011 An Interview with Jerry Hesch. Physiotimes. 2011;3(1)18-21.
2011 DVD The Hesch Method of treating lumbopelvic dysfunction, integrating the pelvis, SIJ, hip and lumbar spine. Advanced material.
2011 DVD The Hesch Method of treating lumbopelvic dysfunction, integrating the pelvis, SIJ, hip and lumbar spine. Basic and intermediate material filmed at October 2010 Long Island, NY seminar.
Nov 2010 Case Studies: Downslip Ilium with Paradoxical Upslip Ilium Appearance, Pudendal Neuropathy, Parainguinal Neuropathy; A New Internal Sensory Diagnostic Test" Poster Presentation for 7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain
Jul 2010 Case Study: “False Positive Pelvic Instability in Pregnancy", IOPTWH Newsletter
1997 “Evaluation and Treatment of the Most Common Patterns of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction”, Movement, The Pelvis and Low Back Pain, Mooney V., Vleeming A., Stoeckart R, Dorman T: Churchill Livingstone
Nov 1997 “The Hesch Method: Advanced Course” Video
1996 “Evaluating Sacroiliac Joint Play with Spring Tests”, OBGyn PT 20: 3;4-7
Jun 1994 “The Hesch Method of Treating Lumbopelvic Joint Dysfunction: An Integrated Approach, Advanced Course” Course Workbook
1992 “Manual Therapy Evaluation of the Pelvic Joints Using Palpatory and Articular Spring Tests,” Low Back Pain and Its Relation to the Sacroiliac Joint ECO Netherlands
Jan 1991 “The Hesch Method of Treating Lumbopelvic Joint Dysfunction: An Integrated Approach” Course Workbook
Fall 1989 “Manual Therapy for the Sternum,” Physical Therapy Today

LECTURES AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

June 1, 2014: 2hr lecture Whole Body Joint Health, Barefoot Sanctuary, Las Vegas, NV
Poster Presentation: Pelvic joint mobilization for false positive late pregnancy pelvic joint instability. APTA Combined Sections Annual Meeting APTA. Women’s Health PT Section. February 3-6, 2014, Las Vegas, NV USA
Poster Presentation: Reinterpretation of Obstetric Pubic Symphyseal Diastasis Biomechanics. APTA Combined Sections Annual Meeting. Women’s Health PT Section. February 3-6, 2014, Las Vegas, NV USA
Poster Presentation: Three Cases: Predictive Value of Passive Pelvic Motion Testing in Early Inflammatory Spondylarthopathy and in Sacroiliac Fusions from H1N1 Virus Infection and from Hardware Invasion Validated with CT Scan.American Academy Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference October 18, 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio. USA
Poster Presentation: Obstetric Pubic Symphyseal Diastasis: Imaging Support of a Novel Biomechanical Model. American Academy Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference October 18, 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio. USA
Research Presentation (6 x 6 Breakout Sessions): Reappraisal of some fundamental manual therapy concepts. AAOMPT Conference, Cincinatti, OH. October 19, 2013
Lecture: Three cases: predictive value of passive pelvic motion testing in early inflammatory spondylarthropathy and in sacroiliac fusions from H1N1 virus infection and from hardware invasion validated with CT scan. AAOMPT Conference, Cincinatti, OH. October 19, 2013
Poster Presentation: 3-D Pain Drawing, APTA CSM. Las Vegas, NV. February 2009. Poster accepted but not presented due to acute illness.
October 2011: Invited Lecturer 40-minute presentation on mechanical pelvic pain at the Annual International Pelvic Pain Society meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
April 30, 2007: “Evaluation and Treatment of the SIJ via the Hesch Method.” Lecture and lab presented to DPT Students, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ.
October 14, 2006: “Treating Soft Tissues in Sacroiliac Syndrome.” AMTA, Atlanta, GA.
March 30, 2005 and January, 2005: “Science, Our Physical Therapy Heritage: A Philosophy of Inquiry with Inspiration from Contemporary Clinical Research.” Gentiva Health Services, Albuquerque, NM.
October 2003: “Evaluation and Treatment of Abdominal Neuropathies.” Southern Nevada Orthopedic Study Group, Las Vegas, NV.
September 2003: “A New Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of the SIJ.” Southern District NV Chapter APTA, Las Vegas, NV.
1987-2000: “Basic SI Evaluation and Treatment”, University of New Mexico, Senior Physical Therapy Class, and PT Club, Repeat Presentations 1987 – 200, Albuquerque, NM.
November 11 1994: Keynote Speaker – The 10th Annual Rex McMorris Memorial Lecture on Rehabilitation, Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Peoria, IL.
October 29, 1994: AMTA, 3-hour intro lecture, Albuquerque, NM.
May 1994: Keynote Speaker – Canadian Athletic Therapist National Conference, Oakville, Ontario.
November 6, 1992: “Manual Therapy Evaluation of the Pelvic Joints Using Palpation and Articular Spring Tests”.  First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back Pain and its Relation to the Sacroiliac Joint, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA.
June 1990: “The Pitfalls Associated with Traditional Evaluation of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Their Proposed Solutions.” APTA Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
April 14, 1990: “Soccer Injuries Involving the Hip and Pelvis” 2 - hour lecture, TVI, Albuquerque, NM.

                                     

Courses

CourseLocation(s)
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction And Lumbopelvic Pathomechanics
May 11 & 12, 2018
Laren (Nh)