The sacroiliac joints are located in the pelvis and link the ilium bones (pelvis) to the sacrum (the lowest part of the spine). They are essentially strong weight-bearing joints that function to absorb forces from various directions and are particularly significant during gait.
Dysfunction of the sacroiliac joints is a common cause of lower back pain, so it’s important to keep them mobile and prevent them from stiffening up which can often happen if you spend a lot of time sitting down and live a sedentary lifestyle.
Here are five movements you can perform at home:
Contract-Relax Knee Hug
Double Bent Knee Alternating Knee Reach
Standing and forward bend Salsa Hips
Lying Shin/ Ankle Pull
- Raised Leg Forward Bend