A patient was experiencing pain and discomfort in the Sacroiliac Joint whilst walking. It was her right side and the hip felt stuck and jabbed every time she stepped onto it.
Testing found that her Gluteus Maximus muscle was weak and not firing, so her brain was engaging her Sacroiliac Joint to provide stability to the area as she walked.
The SIJ has stabilizing function, it can’t create an extravagant range of motion.
We decompressed and released the SIJ and then activated her Glute Max muscle, after the correction she was able to walk freely with no discomfort or restriction.