Pelvic Girdle Pain & SPD

Efficient Pelvic Girdle Pain & SPD treatment in London

Physiotherapist & Osteopath treatment in London

pelvic-girdle-painWhat is pelvic girdle pain or SPD ?

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), also known as Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), is pelvic pain that women experience during pregnancy or right after giving birth. The severity and symptoms vary from woman to woman, but up to a quarter or pregnant women are affected by this condition. It can develop at any stage of the pregnancy or less frequently after giving birth, sometimes, even weeks or months later.

Depending on the severity, it might get better after a few days of rest, but in most cases, it is advisable to seek treatment as early as possible.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Pelvic Girdle Pain Physio Specialist, PGP treatment, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, SPD physiotherapy

What are the symptoms of Pelvic Girdle Pain? (PGP, SPD)

Pelvic Girdle Pain symptoms may include:

  • Pain in your hips
  • One sided pain in your buttocks or pain that jumps from side to side
  • Lower back pain similar to sciatica pain
  • Pain at the front of your pelvis

The pain is often worse at night and it gets worse when lying on your back, turning over in bed, standing from a sitting position or moving your legs apart.

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Physiotherapy and Osteopathy specialists

Physiotherapy and osteopathy can effectively treat Pelvic Girdle Pain and help you keep mobile and independent throughout your pregnancy and/or after giving childbirth. Starting the treatment as early as possible with prevent the condition from worsening and will shorten the recovery time. If you have received treatment during pregnancy and the pain recurs after giving birth, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Excellence Physiotherapy offers customised physiotherapy and osteopathy treatment created by our London physiotherapists and osteopaths, in order to fit your needs and relieve you of Pelvic Girdle Pain (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, SPD).

Pelvic Girdle Pain Treatment in London at Our Practices in Monument Moorgate EC3, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4.

Our PGP specialist can treat you at:

  • Our clinic in Monument near Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our clinics in Clapham near Battersea and Balham

Our clinics are located within walking distance to the main Central London stations and are easy to reach from anywhere in London. If you cannot find a suitable appointment in your clinic of preference, you can choose any of the others as our clinics are located just 10-15 minutes` travel from each other.

Pelvic Girdle Pain Treatment at Home, Home Visit PGP treatment with our SPD physiotherapist

It can be difficult for pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain to travel and come to our pelvic clinic, that is why our pelvic specialised physio and osteo offer home visit PGP treatment in London

Pelvic Girdle Pain Treatment covered by Health Insurances and AXA, Cigna, BUPA recognised

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointment with our London physiotherapist or London osteopath call : 0207 125 0262

How do we treat Pelvic Girdle Pain ?

In order to provide you a tailored re-education, the physiotherapist will assess your condition, taking into account your medical history, your daily activities and the symmetry of movement of your pelvic joints and back position. They will then create an exercise programme for you. The treatment isn’t painful and it should result in immediate improvement. The exercise programme may include:

  • Hyperflexibility exercises
  • Joint realignment
  • Learning how to “lock” your pelvis
  • Strengthening your pelvic muscles
  • Learning how to move and turn without pulling on your back or pushing on your stomach
  • Soft and deep tissue massage

You will also be taught exercises you can do on your own in between sessions for a faster and more effective recovery.

Why do I have Pelvic Girdle Pain or Symphisis Pelvic Dysfunction (SPD) ?

During pregnancy the ligaments in your pelvis soften, in preparation for childbirth. This can cause misalignment or stiffness of your pelvic joints, which in turn can cause pain in any of the pelvic joints, especially when you are walking, going up stairs or turning in bed. It can also cause instability of the joints, which can make walking and other daily activities very difficult.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.