Pelvic Girdle Pain
Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) affects 1 in 5 women at some stage of their pregnancy or postnatally. Pain can be at the front and/or back of your pelvis this is normally made worse by activity.
Women’s experience of being treated for PGP is often frustratingly poor. We have women visiting from all over the UK who are not getting the help and treatment they require to recover from this debilitating condition. Back into Action is endorsed by the Pelvic Partnership and their website has lots of useful information.
Our approach to PGP involves taking time to listen to your story and dispelling the many myths associated with PGP. We will then assess your pelvis to find out why it is dysfunctional. The dysfunction is then treated using hands on physiotherapy techniques.
Once your pelvic mechanics are sorted we need to get your active muscle system working correctly. This may involve using an ultrasound scanner so you can see your muscles working as well as core stability and pilates exercises. We may refer you to our women’s health physio to assess pelvic floor dysfunction.
Our holistic approach will also address you pain control and the physiology of your pain as well as practical advice so you can function on a daily basis.
PGP is a complex and emotive subject but we love the challenge of getting people better and exceeding their expectations of what they can achieve afterwards. Our PGP testimonials speak for themselves. So if you’re experiencing PGP during your pregnancy or you’re still not right 20 years after having your children come and see us.