Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)


Physical Therapy

First Advisor

Thomas Mohr


Sacroiliac Joint


Low back pain is a common reason for referral to physical therapy. Although the role of the sacroiliac joint in low back pain remains controversial, many physical therapists frequently evaluate and treat biomechanical lesions of the sacroiliac joint. It is important to have keen evaluation skills to pinpoint the type of sacroiliac joint lesion present. Having a good knowledge and understanding of the anatomy, movement, and function of the joint will aid the therapist to correlate the findings of the evaluation with the proper treatment regimen. The purpose of this independent study is to describe current evaluation techniques, pathological conditions, and corresponding treatment techniques of the sacroiliac joint. The procedure used will be a literature review comprised of the anatomy, motion, and function of the joint followed by the evaluation, pathology, and treatment sections. The results of this independent study will add to the body of physical therapy knowledge in evaluating and treating sacroiliac joint dysfunction.