For women with PGP and healthcare professionals

What is PGP?

•  Formally known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
•  PGP is caused by a pelvic joint problem
•  It's common and affects 1 in 5 pregnant women*
•  PGP symptoms can occur at any stage during or      following pregnancy

> What is PGP?

*Albert et al

   

Symptoms of PGP

·  Pain and stiffness in the pelvic joints
· Difficulty walking, climbing stairs and turning in bed
·  Pain and dysfunction can persist for months or         years without treatment

> Symptoms

Can PGP be treated?

·  YES!
· Manual therapy treatment of the pelvic joints and   soft tissues is safe and effective during and after     pregnancy
·  Early diagnosis and treatment can resolve               symptoms during pregnancy

> Treatment

'Stickmum' campaign - PGP is treatable.....

The Big Lottery Fund’s grant of £10,000 has enabled us to produce and distribute 100,000 copies of our upbeat and informative 'Stickmum' leaflet for frontline healthcare professionals throughout the UK. Spreading the word that PGP is treatable.

> Order two free copies today 

Prudential RideLondon - Surrey 100 2016 charity places....

We have guaranteed charity places in this years prestigious RideLondon - Surrey 100 cycling event.

Do you know a keen cyclist who would be interested in taking part and raising funds for the Pelvic Partnership?

More information about our charity places 

 

Would you be interested in taking part in a research study?

An occupational therapy masters student will be conducting an interview study on the effect PGP has on womens lives after childbirth. The information collected from this study may help to improve the understanding and treatment of women with PGP in the future.

> More information about the study

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Please note, the Pelvic Partnership consists of volunteers who have had Pelvic Girdle Pain and wish to support other women. We aim to pass on information based on research evidence where available. We are not medical professionals and cannot offer medical advice. The Pelvic Partnership takes no responsibility for any action you do or do not take as a result of reading this information.

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