Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is the umbrella term used to describe pain in the joints of the pelvis. Symptoms can exist in the pubic symphysis, the tailbone, and/or the sacroiliac (SI) joints. PGP may also be the underlying cause of acute or chronic hip and low back pain.
PGP is typically caused by muscle imbalances acting on the bones of the pelvis. These imbalances can occur with pregnancy, birth, poor posture, physical injuries (e.g., falls, car accidents), and more.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy strives to correct muscular imbalances on the pelvis through various exercises and breathing techniques. Once assessed, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can provide many self-management strategies to treat and eliminate PGP for good!