Online Course
Biomechanics and Dynamics of the Pelvic Girdle
Explore the intricate mechanisms providing stability to the pelvic girdle

1-1.5 hours





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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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The pelvic girdle forms the connection and is also responsible for the transfer of load between the lumbar spine and the lower extremities. The sacroiliac joint is the largest axial joint in the body and an integral part of the pelvic girdle. Research has shown there is very little movement of the sacrum. In this course, the biomechanics and neuromuscular dynamics of the pelvic girdle will be considered. It is of utmost importance for physiotherapists to have a thorough understanding of this area in order to effectively address pelvic girdle dysfunction in their patients.


The aim of this course is to review the overall biomechanics and neuromuscular dynamics of the pelvic girdle.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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 1-1.5 hours 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:

  • describe the biomechanical movements of the sacrum and the ilium in relation to each other
  • compare the mechanisms and structures involved in form and force closure of the pelvic girdle
  • discuss the role of superficial anatomical sling systems in load transfer in the pelvic girdle
  • identify at least four nerves that are often compromised in the pelvic girdle based on specific case scenarios

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
I am a physical therapist working in the OB/GYN department in Pakistan. I recommend this course to all physios working with women's health, with the main focus on pregnancy and postpartum care. Our clients have limited knowledge and hence clinicians' presence in this area. This course was a big help to my practice. Many thanks to the presenter Deborah and the physioplus team.
Saima zeb
Great course for MSK physiotherapists that encounter a lot of patients with pains and discomforts associated with the back. It is also an excellent course for Pelvic Health Physiotherapists to understand the biomechanics of the forces acting on the pelvic girdle.
Emelie Anekwu
United Kingdom
I have enjoyed all of Deborah Riczo's courses thus far! She is passionate about this topic and it shines through. I have been looking for courses related to women's health for a long time and I finally feel like I am learning again. I am at home with a toddler and it is proven to be manageable.
Zahra Aysen
South Africa
This material is a big help for both med students and medical professionals to expand their knowledge in the biomechanics of the pelvis
Excellent course! It was very thorough and interesting.
Caitlin Jordaan
South Africa
Excellent course!
Engeli Fouche
South Africa
Very informative! A good revision even when you are already working in practice.
Louise Liebenberg
South Africa
Very practical course, easy explanations!
Sunette Meyer
South Africa
A fantastic look at how our pelvis functions in relation to all our musculoskeletal system!
Lucinda Hampton
Truly I am extremely thankful and privileged to enrol in this course as I practice in Women's Health and all this information will help me streamline my practice and improve my assessment skills. Thank you so much!
Nisha Selin Nelson
Excellent tutor and course detail with excellent explanations!
Don Kelly
I enjoyed this short and very informative course about the SI joint and problems around the pelvis
Alfredo Alamani
United Kingdom