Having difficulty lifting or even rolling in bed? Low back or pelvic pain with running? Sports injury resulting in lower back or SIJ discomfort? The pelvic joints (SIJs) can be susceptible to injury and pain for many reasons. Pain can be a result of an acute injury, such as a fall onto the buttock or an accident. SIJ pain can also be a result of muscle imbalance and many asymmetries in the body, which leaves the SIJ with inadequate support or overloaded causing pain.
Here at Synergy Physio we give a thorough one-on-one assessment of your problem which will help determine the cause of your pain. We will look at your muscle control and strength, your pelvic joint alignment and mobility. We will also assess if there are contributing elements from your feet, your shoes, or your torso that might be placing additional load onto your pelvis.
It may be that your running technique needs some fine tuning! This can involve a running assessment checking your foot strike, pelvic control and body symmetry in order to correct your pattern and improve your pain and sports performance.
Our physio’s provide thorough and expert assessment of the pelvis and SIJ. Nichole has been extensively involved in developing expertise in the management of SIJ dysfunction. She has worked at Australia’s most well known centre for the management of pelvic pain- Sydney Spine and Pelvis Centre with Dr Barbara Hungerford. Nichole has assisted Dr Hungerford on her manual therapy courses for physiotherapists since 2005 and Nichole has also lectured in the area of management of SIJ dysfunction with World Health Webinars. She is passionate about providing world class care and rehabilitation for pelvic related pain.
Jane Buzolic has also completed post-graduate courses in the management of SIJ and pelvic pain and has extensive experience in the management of pelvic pain in both pregnancy and sports.
Alice Mackenzie has a special interest in the management of pelvic pain throughout pregnancy in both the antenatal and post natal periods.
It may be that you need help building the endurance of your pelvic stability muscles. For a free information sheet to download on core stability muscles click here
The information provided on this handout is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from a physiotherapist.
For access to Nichole’s online lecture on managing pelvic dysfunction for physiotherapists click here
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