The Pelvic Girdle

An integration of clinical expertise and research


  • Diane Lee, BSR, FCAMPT, CGIMS, Diane Lee & Associates, Consultants in Physiotherapy, White Rock BC ( Discover Physio (

Authored by Diane Lee with major contribution from Linda-Joy Lee

The Pelvic Girdle continues to provide the busy clinician with the latest evidence and clinical tools/knowledge to immediately impact and enhance daily practice for the management of lumbopelvic-hip pain and disability. This fourth edition has changed fundamentally in presentation and content to provide the clinician with the evidence and clinical tools for effective practice.

The new model presented in this edition - The Integrated Systems Model and the Clinical Puzzle - co-developed by Diane Lee & Linda-Joy Lee, facilitates effective clinical reasoning, hypothesis development and prescriptive treatment. It is highly unlikely that there will ever be enough research evidence to mee the needs of a clinician who is faced with patients presenting with a wide and variable range of single and multiple impairments every day. Clinical expertise (knowing how to do the right thing at the right time) comes from disciplined, reflective practice and it is hoped that this text will help more clinicians become expert in this field.

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Manual therapists/physical therapists


Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06963-5

Table of Contents


1. Historical and contemporary perspectives on the pelvic girdle
Diane Lee, Andry Vleeming
2. The evolution of myths and facts and the pelvic girdle 
Diane Lee
3. The structure of the lumbopelvic-hip complex
Diane Lee 
4. The functional lumbopelvic-hip complex
Diane Lee, Linda-Joy Lee
5. The impaired lumbopelvic-hip complex
Diane Lee
6. Pregnancy and its potential complications
Diane Lee 
7. Clinical practice - the reality for clinicians
Linda-Joy Lee, Diane Lee 
8. Techniques and tools for assessing the lumbopelvic-hip complex
Diane Lee, Linda-Joy Lee 
9. Clinical reasoning, treatment planning, and case reports
Diane Lee, Linda-Joy Lee
10. Techniques and tools for addressing barriers in the lumbopelvic-hip complex
Diane Lee, Linda-Joy Lee
11. Tools and techniques for 'waking up' and coordinating the deep and superficial muscle systems
Linda-Joy Lee, Diane Lee
12. Training new strategies for posture and movement
Linda-Joy Lee