Evidence based management of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle, sacro-iliac and pubic pain

Practical course PGP basic course

In the literature, treatment methods to relieve pelvic girdle pain include manual therapy and exercise, although there are few studies guiding us with specific, effective approaches. Cecile Röst has developed a very practical approach, initially based on personal experience, then consolidated through research, which has helped thousands of women with PGP. Although Cecile Röst’s research focused on peri-partum patients, this approach is also helpful clinically when addressing acute and chronic sacro-iliac and pubic pain in men, and nulliparous women.

Our PGP course is different from others: the authors and teachers are not only physios and researchers, they are also mothers and have experienced pelvic girdle pain themselves. They know how to stimulate patients, other therapists and healthcare professionals to use Rost Therapy and are dedicated in actively changing the pregnancies and family years of so many women into pain free and happy periods.

Contact hours

13 hrs

Online course

16 hrs of self study


Day 1: 08 AM - 04 PM
Day 2: 08 AM - 04 PM


Complete the online course before attending the practical course
No editions for this activity are scheduled at this moment

Target audience

This course is designed for all physiotherapists who treat sacro-iliac and pubic joint pain and dysfunction during pregnancy and beyond. This is also a course for all (specialized) physiotherapists working with orthopaedic and persistent pain caseloads. This course is about biomechanics, hormonal changes, postural advices, clinical reasoning and practical hands on skills that really help your patients. Less pain, better function. Effective in only a few treatment sessions. Both new and experienced physiotherapists have found this course to be very practical and beneficial in daily clinic.

Learning objectives

  • To be current regarding the latest PGP guidelines and publications
  • To understand the complex changes in the pelvis during and after pregnancy
  • To learn evidence based assessment for PGP
  • To recognize abnormal motor patterns and make a correct diagnosis
  • To effectively treat pregnant and postpartum clients with PGP, using the Rost Therapy approach
  • To give preventive advice and effective exercises
  • Prevent the recurrence of PGP
  • To assess when a multidisciplinary approach is required and which disciplines to involve

It is often difficult to know where to start when working with someone with very acute back/pubic pain, especially in pregnancy. Many women are told by their health professionals, including physiotherapists, that back pain is a normal part of pregnancy, or that there is nothing much that can be done because they are pregnant. Not only that, but they are told that their pelvis is “unstable”, that they should “be careful”, and that they should “limit their activity and avoid painful movements”, all of which perpetuate fear and pain. This course will give participants the confidence to treat these patients. The techniques are easy to integrate into clinical practice and participants will be able to start practicing this approach immediately.

Preparation for the practical training

Participants complete the online course before they participate in our practical training days. The unique online course will be directly available on your profile when your registration for the online or blended (online + practical) course is completed. This interesting interactive course will lead you through publications, video material and texts to a better, evidence based, comprehension of the pelvic girdle pain syndrome.

Study hours and certificates

The online course will take at least 2 days to complete, 16 hours of e-learning is accredited on your theory certificate after you passed the final test. You can find the certificate in your profile. This certificate will allow you to join our practical trainings, where your updated knowledge on PGP will be implemented into clinical reasoning and hands on clinical practice. Your practical certificate is accredited with 13 study hours.


Main advantage of e-learning is that you can study at your own level, with your own knowledge and expertise, in your own way. Some things you may already know by heart, are easy for you while other lessons may be excitingly new for you or may change your way of thinking. Find your way on the internet and have fun in experiencing new ways of learning! After you passed the final exam, you are ready to participate in our practical training days. At the end of these days you have become a registered Rost Therapist for the next five years. Patients will find your working address at ‘Find a therapist’.

Group size

8 – 40 participants


Susannah Britnell (Ca and Eu)

Cecile Röst MSc (Ca and Eu)

Depending on group size and location more or less teachers and/or assistants will coach the group.


More information? Send an e-mail to Susannah Britnell: susannah@rosttherapy.com

Canadian locations

Online course: € 195,-
Practical course registration: € 450,-

Total costs: € 645,-


European locations

Online course: € 195,-
Practical course registration: € 655,-

Total costs: € 850,-


No activities scheduled at this moment.
Doelgroepen Target audience
Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths
Workshop Course type
2 day practical
Certificaat Certificate
Certification for both online and practical course
Registratie Registration as a schooled therapist
After completing this activity, you will be visible as a registered therapist on our therapist finder. This makes you findable for patients.