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SI Joint Physical Therapy

Most patients are initially managed conservatively through physical therapy. Upon establishment of the diagnosis, the goals of treatment are generally to:

  1. Reduce acute complaints of pain, using cryotherapy, gentle stretching or soft tissue mobilization, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), muscle relaxers, or other analgesic medication, and rest.
  2. Correct positional abnormalities using mobilization and/or manipulation techniques.
  3. SIJ Manipulation

  4. Correct muscle imbalances by stretching tight muscle groups and strengthening weak muscle groups.
  5. Hamstring Stretch
  6. Promote stabilization of the pelvis through
    1. Core stabilization training of the hip, pelvis, and trunk, and/or
    2. Use of an SI-belt

Next page: Therapeutic Intra-Articular Sacroiliac Joint Injection

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Sacroiliac Joint Anatomy
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