Recognising Pelvic Girdle Pain

Online Course: Recognising Pelvic Girdle Pain

Correctly identify the different causes for pain in the pelvic girdle area

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Deborah Riczo

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

1-1.5 hours

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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.

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