Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain

What is Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain?

Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP) is discomfort or pain in the pelvic region that occurs during pregnancy. It involves pain in the joints that make up the pelvic girdle, including the sacroiliac joints at the back and the symphysis pubis at the front.

What are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain may include:

  • Pain in the Pelvic Region: Discomfort in the front and/or back of the pelvis.
  • Pain in the Groin: Discomfort or aching in the groin.
  • Radiating Pain: Pain that may radiate into the buttocks or thighs.
  • Difficulty Walking or Climbing Stairs: Pain during weight-bearing activities.
  • Difficulty Turning in Bed: Discomfort when changing positions.
  • Instability: Feeling of the pelvis being less stable or secure.

How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in managing Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain by:

  • Exercise Programs: Tailored exercises to strengthen and stablise pelvic muscles.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to address muscle tightness and joint mobility.
  • Postural Education: Guidance on proper posture and body mechanics.
  • Pain Management Strategies: Techniques to alleviate and manage pain.
  • Supportive Devices: Recommending and fitting pelvic support belts or braces.
  • Individualised Care: Creating a personalised plan based on the individual’s needs and symptoms.

Physiotherapy offers a safe and effective approach to manage Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain, promoting comfort and enhancing the overall well-being of pregnant individuals. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional, including a physiotherapist, for a thorough evaluation and personalised treatment plan.

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Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, looking to improve your pelvic floor strength, or need support during pregnancy and postpartum recovery, we’re here to help.

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