At Pelvic Health Melbourne we have some of the top clinical experts in Australia in pelvic girdle pain management.
Pelvic girdle pain can include sacroiliac pain, pubic symphysis pain, coccyx pain or a mix or any of these.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Can occur during pregnancy or beyond. It is commonly felt in a clear area over the sacroiliac joint and is often aggravated by walking, household chores and any single leg activity like dressing or stair climbing.
Causes of Sacroiliac joint pain
Muscle imbalance causing increased load to the ligaments around the joint.
Overload of the joint itself causing joint inflammation
Alterations in posture after pregnancy causing increased load to go through through the joint
Treatment for Sacroiliac joint pain
A tailored exercise program to address imbalances in muscle tightness and strength
Joint mobilizations to free up stiff joints
Bracing and life alterations to allow for ligament and bone healing
Pubic Symphysis Pain
Commonly associated with pregnancy or beyond, and usually caused by increased movement at the pubic symphysis joint. There are many contributing factors to developing this condition including; foot mechanics, hip mechanics, joint laxity, neuromuscular imbalance and occupational stresses. At Pelvic Health Melbourne, we have some of the top clinical experts in treating pelvic girdle pain, to help get you better faster.
At Pelvic Health Melbourne we CAN help your coccyx pain.
Coccyx pain can be disabling, limiting your sitting tolerance and quality of life. Felt on tailbone mostly with sitting, it can often be caused by fall onto the tailbone or childbirth. We look at all the factors contributing to your tailbone pain and treat everything, reducing, if not completely relieving your pain.
Causes of coccyx pain
Your pelvic floor muscles attach onto the coccyx bone, therefore any abnormal tension in these muscles can aggravate your pain. Additionally, if your lower buttock muscles are tight it can aggravate your pain.
You may have adjusted your sitting posture and are sitting more on your sacrum rather then your sit bones. This commonly happens to women after pregnancy as the pregnancy backward tilt is maintained after birth, causing the woman to sit on the sacrum – thus causing or aggravating their tailbone pain.
Treatment for coccyx pain
Our treatment involves releasing all the tight structures attaching to the coccyx, treating any pelvic floor tightness and adjusting your sitting posture to allow the coccyx to heal.
Wedge cushions and postural corrections are an easy fix for poor sitting posture.
Massage for the tight external muscles works brilliantly. Whilst we teach you how to normalize your pelvic floor muscle tension
Pelvic Girdle pain may be caused or contributed to by hip dysfunction which can cause changes in forces going through either the pubic symphysis at the front or the sacroiliac joints.
You may require hip X-rays to adequately ascertain if you have hip dysplasia or some hip dysfunction which is altering the load through your pelvis.
After pregnancy your posture may be significantly changed contributing to alterations in load through the pelvis and causing hip or pelvic problems.
At Pelvic Health Melbourne we are experts at assessment, diagnosis and treatment of hip and pelvic pain.