What is pregnancy-pelvic girdle pain?
Pregnancy-pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is usually caused by the joints in the pelvis moving, which can lead to the pelvic girdle being less stable and causing pain. Research suggests 1 in 4 women will experience PGP and it can continue after the baby is born. PGP can start suddenly or come on gradually.
What does PGP feel like?
PGP is pain experienced in or around the pelvis, lower spine, buttocks, hips and thighs.
Is it treatable?
Yes, in most cases it is treatable. PGP usually responds well to manual therapy and lifestyle modifications. Viv Keohane, one of our osteopaths is a recommended practitioner on the Pelvic Partnership website, meaning she has been recommended by patients as effective in treating their PGP. The Pelvic Partnership is an independent charity which has lots of helpful information and advice – https://pelvicpartnership.org.uk
If you have any questions or would like to know more about how we can help you, you can book online for a free initial call with Viv, or call our receptionists on 01420 565644.