Clearly explained, abundantly illustrated, highly documented, this large study provides precious insights on how to prevent, or if it is already too late, how to rehabilitate sacroiliac dysfunction
Due to their position deep under the wings of the ilium, the sacroiliac joints are out of reach of any palpation. Diagnosis is hypothetical based on pain arising from ligaments stabilizing the joint or muscles attached on the joints' stabilizing system. Therapies also address peripheral muscles and ligaments.
"A functional instability refers to a situation where muscles and other restraining soft tissues are not providing appropriate resistance to movement for a given joint. This is thought to occur in the equine SIJ.” Looking in greater details at the anatomy and function of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ), awakes the thought that sacroiliac instability results from improper tone, coordination, or morphological flaw altering the whole locomotor mechanism. Efficient therapy needs therefore to address the whole horse's physique.
The large document explains how the therapy Through Motion can achieve successful rehabilitation. The Therapy Through Motion can be executed riding the horse, if the rider is open to a better equitation, or working in-hand if the therapist is not a rider. The technique is pertinent and therefore different from all usual riding and in hand techniques.