Maternity Physio

Pregnancy

4 things which can lead to pelvic girdle pain

4 things which can lead to pelvic girdle pain

1. Weak Pelvic Muscles Sometimes muscle weakness can lead to pelvic instability or imbalance. The muscles responsible for “holding your pelvis together”and keeping it stable can let you down. This can be the gluteal muscles which hold things together at the back and sides of your pelvis. Stable inner thigh muscles also help keep the pubic joint at the front of your pelvis level. Your pelvic floor muscles provide the foundations and need to be strong…

Perineal Massage- do I really want to go there??

The perineum is the section between your vagina and anus. Perineal massage is a way of manually stretching the tissues around the vagina in the last few weeks of pregnancy in preparation for giving birth vaginally. It is usually carried out from week 36 onwards , not recommended if there is a history of premature birth, premature rupture of membranes or a  vaginal infection . What does research say about perineal massage? Studies have found…

Pain when turning in bed?

Do you dread having to turn over in bed? Does it feel more like a heave than a smooth transition? Many sufferers with Pelvic Girdle Pain feel like turning in bed, really aggravates their pain. A lovely patient told me about the “snoozle”, a slide sheet that takes the friction out of turning in bed and she felt it was one of the best buys she has made for her pelvic girdle pain. So here,…

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy-what you can do

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), or sometimes called SPD or sacroiliac pain, is a very common condition during pregnancy. The symptoms can include pain in the groin, pubic bone, bum or lower back. It is usually worse on one side and felt when walking, dressing and turning in bed. It can become REALLY painful and restrict your mobility. The cause is varied, there are several changes to posture as pregnancy progresses, there is also the extra weight for pelvis…