Pelvic Girdle Pain
Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common condition experienced by many pregnant women. It refers to pain and discomfort in the pelvic region, including the lower back, hips, and groin area. Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause joint laxity at the pelvis and this combined with a growing belly, shifting our center of gravity forward, can lead to pain. PGP can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life during pregnancy, making it challenging to perform daily activities. However, physical therapy can be a valuable tool in managing and alleviating PGP symptoms. Through specialized exercises and techniques, a physical therapist can help strengthen the muscles supporting the pelvis, improve posture and alignment, and provide pain relief. Additionally, they can educate pregnant women on proper body mechanics and provide guidance on safe movement and positions to minimize discomfort. By working closely with a physical therapist, pregnant women can enhance their overall well-being and experience a more comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy journey.
Our skilled team of pelvic floor physical therapists will perform a thorough evaluation to identify areas of impairment that are contributing to your symptoms. Following the exam, your physical therapist will work with you to create a plan of care that best suits your personal goals and needs.