Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Yes. The pt will use various heat modalities and start a program of "pelvic stabilization exercizes".
Yes to an extent. Si joint dysfunction is a term used to indicate pain in the joint. Pain due to inflammation or infection requires respectively, anti-inflammatory or antibiotic therapy. Like any other joint si can become arthritic. Physical therapy to strengthen muscles supporting the joint can help. If severely inflamed steroid injection helps; occasionally a nerve block is indicated to manage the pain.
Yes. It is important to have a thorough physical therapy evaluation to determine what is impacting your sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Treatments should focus on manual tissue and joint techniques to align and mobilize the area, as well as stabilization exercises to maintain equal forces around the joint and to protect the joint.
Yes. The published reports of vert mooney (deceased), professor emeritus of orthopedic surgery at san diego medical school. He showed that strengthening of the strap of the gluteus ("butt" muscle) and the opposite side latissimus dorsi ("lats") imparted greater stability to an hypermobile sacroiliac joint. Surface emgs of these staps of muscles were means to the study measurements.

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I have sacroiliitis which I understand is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. I have been receiving physical therapy. I have been receiving physical therapy, about 18 sessions over three months. There is some slow reduction of the pain I experience.

Sacroiliitis. Sacroiliitis is commonly confused with back problems. The pain is located in butt in the pocket area of pants. Patients tend to not want to sit on the painful side. It is usually tender to push over the area. Sacroiliitis may be treated with physical therapy, steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation (burning) and endoscopic rhizotomy (nerve cutting) and surgery. Steroid injections often provide short term relief (months) and the addition of physical therapy may be beneficial. Nerve burning and endoscopic rhizotomy may provide significant but usually temporary pain relief due to the diffuse wide spread innervation of the sacroiliac joint from both front and back of the joint. New surgical techniques and devices have recently been or are in the process of being released (fda approved) which gives hope for longterm treatment in the future. Please see my health guides on endoscopic rhizotomy. Good luck!
See details. Physical therapy is obviously not the answer in your case. See a rheumatologist and have the issue reevaluated. There are many other treatment options available depending on the underlying cause.

I suffer badly from sacroiliac joint pain. I can't manage walking for more than a few steps. The problem has become progressively worse over 11 years. I've already tried a belt and physiotherapy

Could be an illness. Lower back pain is one of the most frequent problems that all of us may experience at some time. The sacroiliac pain may however reflect a systemic illness like arthritis or autoimmune disease. It sounds like local treatments have not been successful thus far. I believe you will need an x-ray, if not already done and suggest a visit with a rheumatologist, to help obtain more targeted care.