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06/05/2014 at 14:24
So when I saw my MW at my 25 week appointment, I explained about the terrible pains I am getting in my lower back and hips. She said she would refer me for physio which I thought oh great. So I get my letter through the post and it is for a "one of group session for women with pelvic/back/groin pain in pregnancy" and when I called up to book myself on, the lady said something about the "PGP group" I asked what she meant and she said the pelvic girdle pain class. I explained my MW said she didnt think it was SPD and the lady said I think thats just what they call the group now. Have any o you ever had a group session for physio and did you find it of any use? Was a bit disappointed as thought it would be a proper physio appointment, not a class.
06/05/2014 at 15:09
You will attend the group session first, she will talk to you about different ways to help with the pain and give you a few techniques to try at home. If that doesn't help you will then need to call back up a couple of weeks later and book your one to one sessions. I have suffered with pgp in all 4 of my pregnancy and the physio helps loads x
06/05/2014 at 15:15
I dont know if it's defo SPD as the MW checked my pubic bone and it doesnt hurt when pressure is applied. I had a car accident last summer and she thinks it could be that, plus the fact I'm petite.
06/05/2014 at 15:44
Spd is in the front of your pelvis and pgp is the lower back and hip area, I don't get any pain what so ever at the front. I would go to the group session and talk to the physio taking the group x
06/05/2014 at 15:46
Ah brill - I thought they were one and the same. Oh I'll defo go, any help is better than no help!
06/05/2014 at 15:48
Just had a read and from what I can see, it does sound more like PGP as the pain is right hip on my hip joint and at the top of my bum.
06/05/2014 at 15:55
Yeah that sounds like pgp. Hopefully once you start phsio you will get a bit of relief from the pain x
06/05/2014 at 16:00
Its generally at it's worst if I am stood for long periods or been up and about and walking. I;m quite active and can;t sit still at the best of times so it's not nice
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