Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

POSTED: 14 Apr, 2024

๐ŸŒธ Embrace Every Step of Your Pregnancy Journey with Comfort and Confidence! ๐ŸŒธ

Pregnancy is a miraculous chapter in a woman’s life, marked by the promise of new beginnings and the anticipation of welcoming a precious life. While it’s a time filled with joy, it can also present physical challenges that require understanding, care, and expert guidance. One common concern that many expectant mothers face is Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), and we’re here to provide the support you need through the expertise of our Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

































Understanding Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pelvic Girdle Pain manifests as discomfort in the back of the pelvis, low back, sides, and the pubic symphysis. It’s not uncommon for the pain to extend to various areas, such as the gluteal region, lower abdomen, inner thigh, and even down the back of the thigh and leg. It’s crucial to recognize that while some increased movement in pelvic joints is a normal part of pregnancy, PGP is not about ‘instability.’ Instead, it is often linked to changes in load transfer and muscle function.

๐Ÿ‘ฃ How to Reduce and Manage PGP

Your journey to alleviating PGP involves a collaborative effort with our Women’s Health Physiotherapist, who tailors personalized solutions, including:

  • Gentle exercises that support pelvic health
  • Mobilization and stretching in comfortable positions
  • Techniques such as the knees-to-chest stretch and groin stretch

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ Is Walking Good for PGP?

Maintaining an active lifestyle is essential during pregnancy, but improper strain can lead to discomfort. Our physiotherapists provide personalized advice on suitable walking levels, ensuring you stay active without compromising your well-being.

๐Ÿคฐ When to Seek Help

Prioritize your well-being by:

  • Consulting your healthcare provider if you experience pelvic pain
  • Seeking advice if pain persists after self-management
  • Considering early referral to our Women’s Health Physiotherapist for specialized care

๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ How Can a Physio Help with PGP?

Our Women’s Health Physiotherapist is committed to your holistic well-being. By tailoring solutions for your PGP, we aim to:

  • Facilitate recovery
  • Assist in pain management
  • Enhance strength and flexibility

๐Ÿคฐ Simple tips for managing Pelvic Girdle Pain

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    • Modify exercises.ย 
    • Roll out of bed slowly.ย 

๐Ÿ’– Conclusion

Your pregnancy journey deserves to be free from unnecessary discomfort. Early intervention with a physiotherapist ensures better outcomes. Our compassionate team is here to support you, ensuring a more comfortable, empowered, and enjoyable journey into motherhood.

๐Ÿ“… Book your appointment with our Women’s Health Physiotherapist today! You deserve a pain-free and vibrant pregnancy experience. Contact us on 07 3419 4796. ๐Ÿ’• #WomensHealth #PregnancyComfort #PhysioForPGP #MotherhoodJourney #PainFreePregnancy

About the author

Urja completed her Master in Physiotherapy from Griffith University in 2021. Urja also holds a Bachelor in Exercise Science contributing to her treatment planning and exercise prescription. Urja enjoys working with people of all ages to get them back to work, sport or day to day life. She believes i ... more

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