Osteopathy treats sacroiliac joint pain the sacroiliac joints bony surfaces supported by strong ligaments connect the sacrum the triangular shaped bone at the bottom of the spine to the iliac bones the two bones that make up the pelvis. Given that the usage of omt within the american profession is reportedly low 1920 practicing physician members of the american academy of osteopathy aao an association which emphasizes the integration of osteopathic principles and manipulative treatment in patient care were targeted for this study. Sacro iliac joint hvla manipulation international osteopathic academy performed by fabio perissinotti doch it sacro iliac joint hvla manipulation osteopathic and chiropractic. The sacroiliac joint or sij joint as it is known plays an important function in the movement of our bodies acting as a lever to enable us to twist when we move our legs without these joints and the pubic symphysis our pelvis would be vulnerable to fracture and less flexible the sij joint is the area where the sacrum and the ilium bones join. The sacroiliac joint sij is identified as one of many possible sources of non specific low back pain and may be a target for diagnostic palpation putative diagnostic palpation of joint motion tissue texture changes and pain form a routine aspect of practice in manual healthcare however the tactile tradition of diagnostic palpation is beset with anatomical and sensory confounding that may
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