Madden PT: 3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain


Basically, three main points:

1) strengthen and stabilize; don’t stretch

2) fix your habits so the area is not continually re-injured

3) treat with manual adjustments and further strengthening exercises


He gives some advice on how to find a hands-on PT who can adjust the SI joint:

Insist on someone who can do a “Grade 5 lumbo-pelvic mobilization.”  If there is any hesitation in the answer, keep moving.

He says that about 1/10 physical therapists know how to do this form of hands-on work.


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