Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction: What is it and how can we treat it?

Ryan Church, DNP is our guest for this episode of the Mountain Land Pelvic Health Podcast. Ryan has a doctorate degree of nursing practice from the University of Utah and is currently practicing with St. Mark’s Comprehensive Spine Institute. He is a spine care specialist in Salt Lake City. We speak with Ryan on SIJ dysfunction, common presentations, medical and physical therapy diagnosis and treatment approaches.


  • Chadley Anderson

    December 12, 2018, 11:43 am

    The pain was as bad a childbirth, only there was no reward after the sacroiliac attacks. Nylin at Mountain Land was quick to see me and get me functioning on a basic level in one visit. Of course I followed up with other members of the staff to get full funtion back again without any pain. They were careful to make sure that I didin’t overdo any of the exercises and led me through the actions that would strengthen the muscles around the sacroilliac joint.
    Because of getting older, I have had the opportunity to work with Mountain Land on three different problems in the past few years and had wonderful results each time. Everyone from the receptionist, (who remembers everyone’s name) to the therapist, are pleasant and showed interest in my challenges and celebrated with me as I progressed. If I need more physical therapy for any future condition, I will use Mountain Land and the wonderful staff to get me moving and out of pain.

  • Stephanie S.

    May 15, 2019, 12:57 pm

    Fellow PT, here but have been out of practice for the last 5 years raising a young family. After 2 pregnancies, labors and deliveries I have a new found interest in pelvic health PT.
    I was wondering if you have any links to the journal articles you mention in the podcast, or the titles so I may search for them. I’m specifically interested in the ones for special tests. I believe you mentioned an article that is in support of using 4 different tests. Also, looking for any other tips for differential diagnosis between the lumbar spine and SIJ.(The one about the pain tending to not radiate past the knee with SIJ dysfunction is helpful). Thanks for such a thorough podcast of this interesting topic!

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