European Chiropractic Union Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden | May 25-28, 2006|
Anterior pelvic girdle instability is a condition, which often is difficult to recognise, diagnose and manage in the medical and chiropractic field. The author builds on her own clinical experience by using a case study and discussing her theories on the osseous and myo-fascial stabilisation factors acting on the pregnant pelvic girdle. The author discusses the need for clinical guidelines in any medical and caring profession to aid in the assessment, treatment and appropriate advice on daily living for pregnant women suffering with this debilitating condition. The theories of De Jarnette, the founder of the chiropractic philosophy and treatment system the sacro occipital technique (SOT), are discussed. He divided lumbo pelvic conditions into three categories. The second category concerns pelvic instability where the interosseous ligaments of the sacro iliac joints have stretched so that the weight bearing part of the SIJ is affected.