Online Course
Sacroiliac and Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction – PGM Method Programme
Effectively assess and manage your patients with pelvic girdle pain using the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal (PGM) Method

20-22 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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Sacroiliac dysfunction affects an estimated 10-30% of persons with non-specific low back pain and is often present with complaints of hip and leg pain on the same side. It often goes undiagnosed and may actually be one of the sources of low back pain. Pelvic girdle and sacroiliac pain affects 56-72% of women during pregnancy and post-partum and 7% continue to have pain and dysfunction for the rest of their lives. Physiotherapists are best suited to help these patients. Deborah Riczo developed the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletalsm (PGM) Method and during the 12 courses in this programme, she will give you the tools to simply, effectively and accurately manage your patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction (PGD).


This programme of courses will improve your understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic girdle, your ability to recognise pelvic girdle pain, and your ability to manage it using the different assessment and intervention tools in the PGM Methodsm.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Recognising Pelvic Girdle Pain
  2. Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle
  3. Biomechanics and Dynamics of the Pelvic Girdle
  4. Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction Literature Review
  5. Introduction to the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method
  6. The Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method - Interventions
  7. Activating The Core, Targeted Strengthening and Stretching for the Pelvic Girdle
  8. The Use of a Sacroiliac Belt and Patient Education
  9. Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
  10. Core Strengthening
  11. Pregnancy and Postpartum Considerations
  12. Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction Case Studies

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 20-22 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 20.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses 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. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that meets and passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.

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
Loved this course!!! So nice to give your patients the tools to heal themselves at home!
Sunette Meyer
South Africa
This course changed the way I treat and assess SI joint pain!
Sunette Meyer
South Africa
Thank you for making this programme available for pelvic/women health practitioners!
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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
I am so happy for attending this awesome course, it offers a holistic approach when dealing with PGP patients, and it definitely adds something valuable to your toolbox and expertise! Thank you.
Sara Ali Salahaddin
Saudi Arabia
I have enjoyed all the courses in this series. Well presented, easy to follow and filled with valuable information that can be used immediately in a clinical setting.
Claudia Dixon
Physical Therapist
United States