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Lumbar Rotation PPIVM-cropMany women experience some pain in their pelvis during and after pregnancy. This can occur either at the front of the pelvis or in the form of buttock pain.

Pregnancy causes the body to release hormones, which relax the ligaments around the pelvis in preparation for childbirth. Instability around the pelvis can occur as a result, leading to muscular pain. This may continue post-natally.

Pain may be found at the front or back of the pelvis and can occur when:

  • Walking
  • Rolling in bed
  • Getting in or out of a vehicle
  • Getting in or out of a chair

Management:
Your Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy physiotherapist will assess your symptoms and subsequently determine the most effective treatment, including:

  • Provision of a a supportive belt to help compress and stabilise the joint
  • Exercises and self-massage techniques to reduce pain
  • Preglates (pregnancy-specific Clinical Pilates) to maintain strength during pregnancy and expedite post-natal recovery
  • Real-time ultrasound to assist with retraining pelvic floor muscles
  • Access to Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy's women's health specialist

If you have ongoing issues, your physiotherapist can help advise you how to minimise your symptoms and deal with the extra demands on your body looking after a new baby.

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