Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic girdle pain or PGP is a common complaint in pregnancy and can be a result of pre-existing and pregnancy related alignment in combination with normal hormonal changes.

Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • pain at SI joint, one or both sides

  • pain at the pubic symphysis

  • difficulty lifting one or both legs

  • difficulty getting up from sitting 

  • pain with walking, rolling in bed or changing positions

  • pain opening legs

  • waddling gait

  • pain radiating down one or both legs

Jodie is trained using the Rost™ Technique to help stabilize the pelvis, correct alignment and engage the core to reduce pain while allowing the freedom for the natural body changes to occur to make space for your growing baby. Jodie ensures you have a specific home program so you can maintain this comfort without having to come for an overwhelming number of treatment sessions. 

Prenatal Pelvic Floor Assessment

The pelvic floor is a collection of muscles that form to hold the pelvic organs (eg. bladder, uterus and intestines) in place and facilitate proper bowel, bladder and sexual function. Pelvic floor assessments are done through external and internal examination of the soft tissue structures making up the pelvic floor​.

Prenatal pelvic floor assessments can:

  • Help you understand your pelvic floor and whether you are engaging and relaxing properly

  • provide you with information on how to contract AND relax 

  • provide you with relaxation and stretching techniques to facilitate labour and minimize trauma to the perineum (tearing or episiotomy)

  • give you a benchmark to work towards when you start your rehab postpartum 

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