I recently stumbled upon this fascinating-looking course: Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis through Medbridge Education. It’s a continuing education course for physical therapists who want to be able to treat SIJ pain.
It’s given by Dr. Alexis Wright, who has a pretty impressive resume. She has a Ph.D. in physical therapy clinical research, is APTA board-certified in orthopedics, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. (I think that from now on, if I ever encounter anyone who’s skeptical about whether or not the SIJ can cause pain, I will refer them to this lecture and Dr. Wright’s resume!).
I don’r expect most of my readers to be able to understand the majority of this lecture (although you can create an account and watch the first chapter for free, if you’re interested!).
I just wanted to post it here because I found it to be really noteworthy and inspiring. I would love to be able to take a course like this someday.
As a patient who struggled for years to be taken seriously, and to find people to help her who actually knew what they were talking about, I really appreciate everything Dr. Wright had to say here.
I also found it to be a relief because, in following different physical-therapy related blogs and social media accounts, I’ve recently been shocked to find that there are still PT’s who don’t think the SIJ can move at all, or cause problems.
I honestly don’t get how anyone practicing physical therapy in this day and age could still not get that SIJD is a real thing, but I’m hopeful that over time, and with more education on the topic, awareness will grow.
So thank you, Dr. Wright, for teaching this course, and Medbridge for making it available!