Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Department

Physical Therapy

First Advisor

Schawnn Decker

Keywords

Sacroiliac Joint; Sacroiliitis -- therapy; Case Reports

Abstract

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) is plausible and can be treated through skilled physical therapy. The purpose of this case study is to educate and inform on the treatment for sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The patient was an 81 year old female, who was direct access and presented to physical therapy with complaints of left buttock and hamstring pain that was exacerbated with prolonged sitting. Upon physical examination it was determined the patient presented with SIJD which demonstrated a left on left sacral rotation, left ups lip, and bilateral anterior rotation of either pelvis intermittently. Official diagnosis was sprain of the sacroiliac join and pain in the left leg (S33.6XXD, M79.60S). The patient was seen for twenty-one visits, an hour each visit. Upon discharge the patient was pain free, without reoccurrence of symptoms. Manual therapy, strength training, stretching and modalities were used in her treatment sessions with achievement of goals and good outcomes.

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