Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is one of the most common problems we see at the clinic. Pain can be expressed in the back, hip, tailbone and even further up and down the chain contributing to both lower and upper extremity problems.
Through its complex connections to surrounding structures, (SIJ) problems can even affect core strength, posture and functional movement strategies impacting strength, coordination and balance. Hip pain, back pain and even knee pain can all be a result of sacroiliac joint disfunction.
What causes sacroiliac joint dysfunction?
Poor posture sitting or standing
Poor functional movement strategies when lifting or performing other activities of daily living
Poor lumbopelvic strength
Compensatory motor planning secondary to another problem
Leg length discrepancy
Problems with gait
Pregnancy, pre and post.
How is it treated?
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be a simple fix or one that is very complex. We think of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) as part of a larger pelvic Rubix cube, combined with the lumbar spine and hip joint. With more than a half dozen joints that can potentially move both independently and together, the possibilities are endless. Using sound clinical judgement, creativity and an extensive tool box of advance treatment techniques, out physical therapists can help re-align you sacroiliac joint.
Like many other pathologies we treat, the Neufit Neubie is remarkably helpful diagnosing and fixing sacroiliac joint dysfunction. With it’s advanced ability to objectively identify muscular disfunction and motor planning, we can often pinpoint the problem and treat it more quickly. Couple with manual therapy and movement, SIJ problems are highly treatable with great prognoses.