Online Course
Recognising Pelvic Girdle Pain
Correctly identify the different causes for pain in the pelvic girdle area

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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Pelvic girdle pain refers to musculoskeletal disorders affecting the pelvis. It primarily involves the sacroiliac joint, the symphysis pubis and the associated ligaments and muscles. It commonly occurs during pregnancy, but can also develop outside of pregnancy. It can be a disabling condition that has an impact on daily function and quality of life. It can even contribute to work absenteeism. Pelvic girdle pain is a global problem, but physiotherapists are in a unique position to offer guidance and provide valuable help to patients. In this course, the first in a series of courses on pelvic girdle pain, Deborah Riczo, discusses the definition, causes, prevalence, risk factors, differential diagnosis, prognosis and subjective clinical findings of pelvic girdle pain.


This course aims to provide information on the latest definition of pelvic girdle pain, its causes, risk factors and prognosis. It also explores the subjective clinical findings that are common in individuals experiencing pelvic girdle pain.


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:

  • identify the most widely recognised definition of pelvic girdle pain and its general causes
  • correctly identify relevant differential diagnoses that should be considered when assessing an individual with pelvic girdle pain
  • describe the prevalence of pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and post-partum
  • interpret the subjective clinical findings relevant to pelvic girdle pain
  • describe the prognosis and strongest predictors of poor long-term outcomes in individuals with pelvic girdle pain
  • identify at least 10 risk factors for 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
I think this course is worth being done. So many times, we are likely to misdiagnose this condition. This course will help you quickly identify pelvic girdle pain, even from the subjective assessment.
Atuhaire Gift
This is a nice course to update your knowledge. It is evidence based and very interesting!
tarannum siddiqui
Loved the info and stats about how common pelvic pain is and how to recognise it in the patients walking through my door!
Sunette Meyer
South Africa
This course was amazing! The information provided was from very recent studies and more importantly, it touched a small population we typically don't expect PGP from. Overall, a very informative course and I encourage more persons to try it!
Aretha Legall
I really loved this first part of a longer programme, it gives a great detailed background on Pelvic Girdle Pain and I can't wait to do the rest of the course.
Erinn Winsser
This is an interesting and refreshing course!