Osteopaths & Physios for Help Before & After Birth
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 your gp can refer you for physio and you may be given a support belt. Other options are also available locally. 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.
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.
Versatile Clinic – part of Morecambe Bay Physiotherapy Ltd
Lyne Riggs Estate, opposite Tesco, Carnforth, LA5 9EA
“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).
Amy Beeton – Osteopath
Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy
Bridge End Business Park, Milnthorpe, LA7 7RH
Mary Vale – Osteopath
Ralph Sutton – Osteopath
Charles Tisdall – Osteopath