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Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is pain in one or more joints of the pelvis. People develop pelvic pain for a variety of different reasons, this is why individual treatment programmes must be tailored to meet each persons’ specific needs.

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is a condition that affects pregnant women. It is common as during pregnancy the hormone relaxin in produced in order to make ligaments more stretchy and joints more flexible in preparation for birth. This makes the joints more susceptible to injury, in particular the pelvic joints.

Physiotherapists will assess you by looking at the movements of the spine, muscles, nerves and what you are able to do functionally. A treatment plan will be tailored to suit your needs and may include:

  • Mobilisations of ‘stiff’ joints
  • Specific strengthening exercises of weak muscles
  • Correcting alignment of joints
  • Advice on how to return to function
  • Advice on posture

Sacro-iliac pain

The sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) is where the sacrum (a triangular shaped bone in the low part of the spine) connects to the pelvis. Common signs of dysfunction in this joint are:

  • Pain on one side of the lower back
  • Discomfort while sitting, getting in or out of the car, and climbing stairs
  • Pain bending and lifting

Physiotherapists will assess you by looking at the movements of the spine, muscles, nerves and what you are able to do functionally. A treatment plan will be tailored to suit your needs and may include:

  • Mobilisations of ‘stiff’ joints
  • Specific strengthening exercises of weak muscles
  • Correcting alignment of joints
  • Advice on how to return to function
  • Advice on posture