Online Course
Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction Literature Review
Expand your knowledge on evidence-based assessment and management of pelvic girdle pain

1.5-2 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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Pelvic girdle dysfunction and sacroiliac joint dysfunction are frequent contributors to low back pain. It is also recognised as a multifactorial problem with specific characteristics such as pain location and provoking activities. Various models of disorders and mechanical dysfunctions have been proposed such as joint laxity, failed load transfer and abnormalities of joint alignment. Because of this diversity in proposed mechanisms, there is diversity in treatments offered, many with little evidence to support them. Even among experts in the area of pelvic girdle dysfunction and sacroiliac pain, there seems to be a lack of consensus with regards to diagnosing and managing these dysfunctions. In this fourth course on pelvic girdle dysfunction, Deborah Riczo provides us with an in-depth review of the available evidence on the diagnosis, interventions and outcome measures of pelvic girdle dysfunction.


The aim of this course is to critically appraise the available literature on pelvic girdle dysfunction, concentrating on evidence for diagnostic tools, outcome measures and specific interventions.


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 1.5-2 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 1.3 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:

  • discuss the evidence for diagnostic tools such as injections, imaging and special tests in the diagnosis of pelvic girdle dysfunction
  • list the special tests in Laslett's cluster for pelvic girdle pain
  • discuss the evidence for specific interventions such as manual therapy, exercise and pelvic belts in the management of pelvic girdle pain
  • list at least three outcome measures that can be used in the management of pelvic girdle pain

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
It is an informative course. The best part is you will be learning the correct information based on recent evidence. So be ready to unlearn the outdated information and relearn the current evidence.
Fasiha Khanum
This course is an excellent summary of the history of research in this area.
Michael Spillane
Very informative and a good revision!
Louise Liebenberg
South Africa
This course changed the way I treat and assess SI joint pain!
Sunette Meyer
South Africa
Very good course, I learn current evidence regarding pelvic girdle dysfunction testing
Alfredo Alamani
United Kingdom