Online Course
Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle
Better manage your patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction by knowing the interaction of the bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles around the pelvis






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Deborah Riczo
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Dr Deborah Riczo is a specialist in pelvic girdle /sacroiliac dysfunction, pregnancy/postpartum issues, women's health, and breast cancer

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Pelvic girdle dysfunction can be a disabling condition and may influence the daily function and quality of life of people affected. Physiotherapists often diagnose and manage musculoskeletal disorders affecting the pelvis and excellent knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvic girdle is essential for good patient and treatment outcomes. This course by Deborah Riczo reviews the anatomy of the pelvic girdle with a focus on the bones, joints, ligaments and muscles of the pelvis and surrounding areas.


The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth review of the anatomy of the pelvic girdle.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify at least 5 bones that form part of the pelvis
  • compare the joint articulations of the pelvis with regards to the location, type of joint and the ligaments providing stability to these joints
  • list at least 10 muscles of the pelvis that may influence pelvic girdle dysfunction

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant non-financial relationships disclosed by instructor.
Relevant financial disclosure by Deborah Riczo: is the publisher of both of my books and I receive royalties on book sales.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This course was great to recap the anatomy of the pelvis and surrounding areas. It covered everything well, and I am ready to explore more to fully understand this topic.
Morgan Devlin
United Kingdom
To every Physiotherapist who is interested in optimising the result of his/her patient's wellbeing as far as SIJ dysfunction is concerned, this course is a must take to actualize that goal!
David Saater Gideon
The Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle Course is a very interesting refresher. The pelvis wasn't covered thoroughly at varsity and it is actually so complex that it really needs to be
Caitlin Jordaan
South Africa
This course will give you all the necessary anatomy surrounding the pelvic girdle, while also guiding the therapist in areas to assess. The course talks about anatomy in a transferable way, by stating common findings making it easier to link to current clients or clients that may come to you in the future.
Isla Quick
Sports Therapist
United Kingdom
Excellent course!
Engeli Fouche
South Africa
Thank you for making this course available for pelvic/women health practitioners. It surely will stimulate more interest in the field.
Emelie Anekwu
Great course for refreshing the anatomy knowledge, but also for learning new things.
Ida Odegaard
Deborah Riczo is a very enthusiastic presenter. You can see she enjoys talking about the topic which makes me enjoy learning about it. I really appreciate her videos!
Erinn Winsser
Great course!!
Anneke Loubser
South Africa
I think this course is the next step up after qualifying as a Physio. It gives a very good understanding of the functional side of our anatomy knowledge. Therefore should be a great help with patient presentation.
Michael Spillane
Quite detailed and a worthwhile revision with practical examples
Crispen Matema