Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
Pelvic Girdle pain is a common condition during pregnancy. Symptoms include lower back, sacro-iliac joint, buttock, hip, coccyx, symphysis pubis joint, lower abdominal and thigh pain. There is evidence that physiotherapy input can be effective in the management of PGP.
Forth Valley Services
In NHS Forth Valley you can access physiotherapy by self referring. In the first instance you will be offered a place in the pelvic-girdle group where you will receive practical advice and gentle exercises to help ease your symptoms and reduce the impact of PGP on your daily life. Further physiotherapy input can be arranged from here if required.
For a booklet from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy about musculoskeletal pain, including PGP during and following pregnancy please click the links below
PGP Group Booking
If you are pregnant and experiencing pain in any of the shaded areas in the picture (back, hip, buttock, upper thigh, coccyx, symphasis pubis) you may have pregnancy related Pelvic-Girdle–Pain (PGP).
PGP is a common problem during pregnancy and often simple changes can significantly improve your symptoms.
To book a class please contact 01324 566 601 or 01786 434 061
The PGP group is a physio led group which aims to help you understand why you are having symptoms and what you can do to reduce the impact of PGP on your daily life
When & Where
Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre Physiotherapy Department Tuesday at 11am
Forth Valley Royal Hospital Women and Children’s Department Monday and Thursday at 1:15pm
The group lasts approx. 1 hour, you will speak to the physio individually first and then be invited to attend a 45 min information and exercise group.