Posted on 28th January 2019 by Fiona
The Pelvic Partnership has just launched a new campaign, the ‘Stickmum’ campaign, to raise awareness of pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP).
What is PGP?
- a condition which affects 1 in 5 pregnant women
- pain and stiffness in the pelvic joints
- asymmetry of movement, joint irritation and pain when walking, climbing stairs and turning over in bed
- in some cases, long-term pain and dysfunction after giving birth which can persist for months or years without treatment
Can PGP be treated?
In short, yes! But treatments can often be poorly understood, with many people thinking that pelvic pain is just a ‘normal’ and acceptable part of pregnancy.
- PGP can be treated with manual therapy
- If you’re suffering with PGP you don’t even need a referral. You can just give us a call and book an appointment for an assessment and treatment of the pelvic joints and soft tissues by our specialist pelvic Physiotherapist, Kim.
- Pain and function should improve after each treatment session
When can PGP be treated?
- Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to full resolution or reduction in symptoms during pregnancy, so try and get help ASAP if you think you are staring to feel PGP
- It is safe to treat at any stage during or after pregnancy, even if there is very severe pain
If you think you’re suffering with PGP, please call 023 8025 3317 to book an appointment with our specialist Physiotherapist, Kim. We aim to be able to offer you an appointment within 24 – 48 hours.
Download some really useful information about the PGP and the benefits of treatment here.