Many of our pregnant patients receive manual therapy for the treatment of Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). It is common for women to experience pelvic dysfunction during a pregnancy as the pelvis can become very mobile secondary to hormonal changes which can leads to issues throughout the pelvis and into the lumbar spine.
Relatively common issues include:
Pelvic dysfunction where the pelvis is poorly aligned.
Pubis symphysis separation where there is instability and loss of alignment.
Sacral torsion where the sacrum looses its central position or pattern of movement between the two pelvic bones.
Lumbosacral dysfunction where the lumbar vertebrae become involved.
Upslips and downslips where the pelvic bones slip either up or down in relation to the other side.
Pelvic rotations where the pelvic bone rotates forwards or backwards in relation to the other side.
Through treatment provided by Emma, patients restore their correct posture which in turn creates optimal balance between the pelvis and spine. Through manual therapy patients can realign the pelvis and spine whilst also encouraging normal movement and core stability. We also emphasise the correct rehabilitation of the pelvic floor.
Pregnancy and Antenatal back pain
Pregnancy and Antenatal Pelvic Girdle Pain
Pregnancy and Antenatal weak pelvic floor
Pregnancy and Antenatal Sciatica
Pregnancy and Antenatal Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pregnancy and Antenatal Swelling ' Fluid Retention (Oedema)
Pregnancy and Antenatal Urinary incontinence
Pregnancy and Antenatal Pre & Post Surgery
The majority of physiological changes the body undergoes in pregnancy remain for up to 18 months after giving birth. As such, we often treat female patients who are experiencing physical problems as a result of labour and child birth, combining a number of different techniques depending on each unique case for the best results.
Common conditions Emma provides treatment for include:
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction
Symphysis pubis dysfunction
Abdominal muscle separation
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Treatment generally consists of pelvic floor strengthening and stability exercises aimed at supporting the bowel, urethra and vagina. We provide real solutions to these common problems, all delivered with sensitivity, privacy and within a discreet and relaxed environment.