The pelvis is the foundation of the spine and like your house, if the foundation has problems the whole house will start to have problems, if the pelvis isn’t moving properly, the spine will have problems
Persistent lower back pain, lower back pain that won’t settle with treatment or pain in the buttocks or coccyx, is often related to the pelvis and the movement of it relative to the spine and the movement of the joints in the pelvis known as the sacroiliac joints.
There are many causes of issues with the pelvis. Some of the more common ones include pregnancy and child birth, a car accident where the foot was jammed down onto the brakes, poor posture, repetitive movements, falling onto your bottom.
Kate Elphick, one of our Senior Physiotherapists, has done extensive training the treatment of the pelvis and the sacroiliac joints. She has completed all 3 levels of Barb Hungerford’s Pelvic treatment courses and has previously helped Barb in teaching these causes.
Patients travel from all over Perth to see Kate and experience the different approach that she has to lower back pain and pelvic injuries. She regularly gets results with patients who haven’t had success with other practitioners.
If you have any lower back pain that won’t settle, or keeps reoccuring, make an appointment with Kate and find out if your pain can be fixed by addressing issues around the pelvis.