Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain
Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) affects as many as 1 in 4 women during pregnancy. It refers to pain in the pelvic region and is commonly associated with pain in the joint at the front of the pelvis (pubic symphysis), pain in the hips, groin, lower back and inner thighs.
Changes in posture due to the growing bump, combined with underlying muscle imbalances and hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect the pelvis adversely and cause a movement dysfunction. Common symptoms involve pain while walking, climbing stairs and turning in bed.
At Apollo Physiotherapy we use manual therapy techniques to correct the movement dysfunction and to address any underlying muscle imbalances which may be perpetuating the pain.
If you experienced pelvic girdle pain on a previous pregnancy, we would recommend attending for an assessment early in a subsequent pregnancy so that any underlying movement dysfunction can be corrected before it becomes symptomatic.