Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic girdle pain physiotherapy treatment

We know that dealing with pelvic girdle pain can be challenging, and we’re here to help. At Opal Physio, we also understand how this type of discomfort can disrupt your daily life, making even the simplest tasks a struggle. That’s why we offer specialized physiotherapy programs designed to alleviate your pain and help you get back to your normal routine.

Our team of expert therapists in Langley takes a compassionate and individualized approach to your care, working closely with you to create a treatment plan that fits your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to regain your mobility, improve your life, or simply find relief from pelvic girdle pain, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

About pelvic girdle pain:

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP)is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by discomfort or pain in the pelvic region, specifically in the joints and ligaments that make up the pelvic girdle causing limited mobility.

This condition often commonly affects pregnant women due to the increased pressure on the pelvic area, hormonal changes, and the natural laxity of joints and ligaments in preparation for childbirth.

However, PGP can also occur in both men and women due to injury, overuse, or other underlying medical conditions.

Pelvic girdle pain is often debilitating and may be associated with low back or pelvic pain, increased intra-abdominal pressure, urinary problems, incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Symptoms of PGP can range from mild to severe symptoms.

Common symptoms of pelvic girdle pain may include:

  • Chronic pain in the lower back, groin and hips.
  • Sharp, stabbing, or dull pain in the low back, hips, groin, or inner thighs.
  • Pelvic heaviness and a sensation of instability or weakness in the pelvis.
  • The pain increased with movements like walking or sitting and standing prolonged.
  • Pain while changing postures, like getting in and out of the car, climbing stairs, and turning in bed.
  • Buttock pain.
  • Shooting pain down the thigh.

Types of pelvic girdle pain:

  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Combined SPD and SIJ Dysfunction
  • Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain

Why choose our clinic for pelvic girdle pain treatment?

Expertise: Our skilled and experienced pelvic floor physiotherapists are well-versed in the latest evidence-based practices for treating pelvic girdle pain. They are equipped to identify the underlying causes of your discomfort and develop an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

Comprehensive care: We believe in taking a holistic approach to treatment. Our therapists work closely with you to understand the full scope of your condition and develop a strategy that may include manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education on pain management techniques.

Modern facilities: Our Langley clinic is equipped with tools and technology that enable us to provide the most effective and efficient treatment possible. We are committed to staying up-to-date with advancements in physiotherapy to ensure you receive the best care available.

Patient-centred approach: We prioritize your comfort, well-being, and satisfaction throughout the entire treatment process. Our friendly and professional staff will help you feel at ease from the moment you walk through our doors, and we will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals.

What to expect during your pelvic girdle pain physiotherapy appointment and treatment?

Initial assessment: Our physiotherapists will begin by conducting a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your pelvic girdle pain. This may involve a physical examination, a medical history review, and a discussion of your symptoms.

Personalized treatment plan: Our physio will develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs and goals based on the assessment. This may include a combination of physiotherapy treatment, including manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and education on self-management strategies.

Ongoing support and follow-up care: Our physiotherapists will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your treatment process, adjusting your plan as necessary to ensure the best possible outcomes. We will also work with you to establish a long-term self-care plan to help prevent future pain and discomfort.

Pelvic Girdle Pain Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy can help with pelvic girdle pain.

Women or men with pelvic girdle pain often experience lower back pain to more extended symptoms such as hip, groin, and leg pain. Physiotherapy can help to manage these symptoms by providing a safe, professional, and personal environment for recovery.

Physiotherapists specializing in pelvic floor physiotherapy and women’s health physiotherapy can help address these pain issues. At opal physiotherapy, our therapists have a special interest in providing treatment and rehabilitation for pelvic girdle pain, pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and postnatal pain.

Getting early assessment and diagnosis can help reduce pain and discomfort. Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain, improve muscle function, and help stabilize pelvic joints and stability.

Our treatments can include

  • Education on lifestyle modification: Addressing and reducing aggravating factors to reduce pain, adapting proper posture and lifting techniques and providing advice on pelvic support belts. Performing activities of daily living to reduce stress on the pelvic girdle.
  • Exercises: Pelvic floor exercises and core muscle exercises to manage their pain, improve mobility and function, and prevent future episodes of PGP. Stretching exercises to relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation.
  • Manual therapy techniques to address pain and improve muscle and joint mobility.
  • Pain management with modalities and manual therapy.

Our physiotherapist in Langley can provide manual therapy, exercises, and advice on best managing your condition.

Get started on your path to recovery today.

We understand that every person’s pain experience is unique, and we strive to tailor our treatment approach to each patient’s needs. Our goal is to help our patients overcome their pelvic girdle pain and return to the activities they love: walking, running, lifting weights, or simply playing with their children.

Don’t let pelvic girdle pain hold you back. At Opal Physio in Langley, our reliable team is ready to help you find ease and get back to living your life. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step toward a pain-free future.

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