Pelvic Girdle Pain and Women's Health

What is PGP?

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is common affecting 1 in 5 pregnant women and describes pain arising from the symphysis pubis joint, sacro-iliac joints and / or lumbar spine. (The term Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or SPD was previously used).

Pain can be experienced at the front or back of the pelvis, the lower back or abdomen and / or into the thighs. Women can experience a range of different symptoms, which can vary in intensity and how much their ability to walk and function is affected.

Management

Women with PGP need a qualified health professional to fully assess the pelvis and lumbar spine and give individual appropriate advice ante or post natally. Assessment would include a full examination of your pelvis, spine and hip joints and the related muscle control and function.

Other women's health issues

Our specialist physiotherapists can help manage stress incontinence or bladder control issues & any problems relating to mastectomy surgery.

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