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:
- Reduce acute complaints of pain, using cryotherapy, gentle stretching or soft tissue mobilization, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), muscle relaxers, or other analgesic medication, and rest.
- Correct positional abnormalities using mobilization and/or manipulation techniques.
- Correct muscle imbalances by stretching tight muscle groups and strengthening weak muscle groups.
- Promote stabilization of the pelvis through
- Core stabilization training of the hip, pelvis, and trunk, and/or
- Use of an SI-belt
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