Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

A Practical Guide


In Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint author and respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons looks at one of the most important areas of the body: the pelvis and the sacroiliac joint.

He takes readers on a fascinating journey of enlightenment, teaching us to recognise pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the pelvic girdle. Gibbons addresses key issues such as:

  • The walking/gait cycle and its relationship to the pelvis;
  • Leg length discrepancy and its relationship to the kinetic chain and the pelvis;
  • The laws of spinal mechanics;
  • The relationship of the hip joint, gluteal muscles, lumbar spine to the pelvis;
  • Sacroiliac joint screening;
    In addition, he provides step-by-step techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional exercises for the pelvis that promote recovery.

Additional information


Full colour


978 1 905367 66 5






275 x 212 mm

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Japanese, Korean, Simple Chinese


380 colour photos and images

Author biography

John Gibbons is a registered osteopath, author and lecturer. He specialises in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and supports over 75 sports teams in his busy clinic at the prestigious University of Oxford, as well as teaching to physical therapists throughout the UK and internationally. Gibbons is also the author of A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping, Muscle Energy Techniques, The Vital Shoulder Complex and The Vital Glutes.