Online Course
The PGM Method – Sacroiliac Belt and Patient Education
Add another notch in your treatment belt of pelvic girdle dysfunction through effective patient education strategies

1.5-2 hours





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Deborah Riczo
Course instructor

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

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High-quality patient education is an integral component of effective patient care in all healthcare settings, especially in physiotherapy to improve clinical outcomes such as pain, disability and function. It provides a way for clinicians to communicate relevant information while improving patient self-efficacy and self-management skills. In this course, Deborah Riczo discusses the PGMsm Method interventions of patient education and sacroiliac belt use that are beneficial to patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction. It is recommended that these strategies be considered and included as appropriate for the individual, in the management of a patient with pelvic girdle dysfunction.


The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on the effective use of a sacroiliac belt and to emphasise the importance and benefits of specific education for patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction.


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 1.4 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 use of a sacroiliac belt as an intervention for patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction
  • identify at least three postural strategies that may cause an imbalance and pelvic girdle dysfunction
  • develop a treatment strategy utilising patient education with regards to posture, body mechanics and stress management for patients with acute or chronic pelvic girdle dysfunction and 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 like this instructor and her courses; she has a great way of explaining things, and it is easy to understand. This course is very well structured.
Erinn Winsser
Deborah explains everything so well! I have enjoyed not only this course but all the others from the PGM programme. I believe this method is a very valuable tool for all physiotherapist, as it is supported not only by her clinical experience, but also by the research.
Arantzasu Morales Méndez
New Zealand
I love the way Deborah presents the information in a short and concise manner!
Claudia Dixon
Physical Therapist
United States