Therapeutic Exercises for Equine Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2022 Dec;38(3):569-584. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2022.07.002. Epub 2022 Oct 13.


This article provides the equine practitioner with a review of sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction and outlines the importance of providing a specific prescription for a safe and effective therapeutic exercise program. The continuum of clinical dysfunction associated with the sacroiliac region is presented with prescribed interventions. The intent is to encourage the practitioner to perform a thorough assessment of the sacroiliac joint and the adjacent soft tissues and to use sound clinical reasoning to formulate a therapeutic exercise plan.

Keywords: Dynamic; Hypomobility; Joint motion; Pain; Posture; Sacroiliac joint; Therapeutic exercise.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Exercise Therapy / veterinary
  • Horse Diseases* / therapy
  • Horses
  • Low Back Pain* / therapy
  • Low Back Pain* / veterinary
  • Pelvic Pain / veterinary
  • Sacroiliac Joint