Whether you’re looking for some extra help during or after pregnancy, then check out what these people have to offer.  If you are suffering physically during pregnancy, then there is help available on the NHS as well as privately.  Some physical therapists may also specialize in working with scar tissue, which could be helpful later on if you had a c-section.  Everyone listed below works with ladies to help with symptoms that are caused by pregnancy and has been recommended to us by parents.

NHS physiotherapy

If you are suffering with pelvic pain, lower back pain, carpal tunnel or any other pregnancy related musculoskeletal condition, then your midwife or GP can refer you directly to the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Service. There are dedicated physiotherapists at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and Furness Generall Hospital in Barrow. They run group advice sessions as well as 1:1 treatment if needed, including walking aids, support belts and any other tools the physios feel you may need to reduce your symptoms.

PGP Clinic (Pelvic Girdle Pain)

PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) is a common condition which affects up to one in five pregnant women. In the past PGP was known as SPD, but this implied it was only the symphysis pubis that was affected, which is not usually the case. In practice, the sacroiliac joints are usually affected as well, and pain can be felt around the base of the spine, groin, hips, buttocks and thighs.

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Versatile Clinic – part of Morecambe Bay Physiotherapy Ltd
Lyne Riggs Estate, opposite Tesco, Carnforth, LA5 9EA
01524 733033
www.versatileclinic.co.uk

“I remain very enthusiastic about the positive difference that Physiotherapy can make to antenatal and postnatal women experiencing the pain and frustration associated with impaired mobility and disturbed sleep. In my experience, ‘hands-on’ manual therapy involving soft tissue release and joint mobilisations, in conjunction with advice on activity modification, posture and the introduction of a home exercise programme, does in most cases, effectively treat PGP. My goal for patients is always to promote independence and provide lots of self-help strategies. 2-3 sessions if often enough.” 


Clare Kay Shuttleworth (Versatile Clinic, Carnforth)

The Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have published useful information for patients, as have the pelvic partnership: www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk and the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP).

Versatile Clinic
Lyne Riggs Estate, opposite Tesco, Carnforth, LA5 9EA
Specialising in helping women with PGP
01524 733033
www.versatileclinic.co.uk

Amy Beeton – Osteopath
Kendal
01539 583629

Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy
Bridge End Business Park, Milnthorpe, LA7 7RH

015395 64727

Mary Vale – Osteopath
Hest Bank
01524 822501

Ralph Sutton – Osteopath
Milnthorpe
015395 65777

Charles Tisdall – Osteopath
Lancaster
01524 69864