PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN (LOW BACK, GROIN, HIP, BUTTOCK, INNER THIGH)

Pelvic girdle pain affects 1 in 5 pregnant women and symptoms can occur at any stage during or following pregnancy.  If you have pelvic girdle pain, you might experience a “stabbing” pain in the lower back or as a “dull ache” in the buttock or groin region.  Women who suffer from pelvic girdle pain tend to have difficulty with:

-walking

-climbing stairs

-getting up from sitting

-bending or lifting objects/children

-turning in bed

-housework

-activities with children

-sitting or standing for more than 30 mins

-high impact exercise (e.g. running and jumping)


Symptoms can vary from person to person therefore assessment and treatment must be tailored to each person by an experienced pelvic health physiotherapist.  Once we have determined the underlying cause, we will offer a treatment plan based on:

-education about appropriate postural changes or positions to relieve pain

-education on how to alter activities of daily tasks to relieve pain

-specific exercise programs to strengthen postural and core muscles

-hands on treatment to relieve area of pain

-prescription of support belts/garments that is appropriate to your condition

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