Pelvic Girdle Pain

The pelvis is a complex area due to its close proximity to the hip joint and the lower back, with many muscles attaching onto it. Pelvic girdle pain is commonly seen post fall, during or post pregnancy, or as a chronic condition in sports such as cycling and football. Physiotherapy can help your condition and improve your function.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain in the lower back/ buttock area when walking, climbing stairs or rolling in bed
  • Difficulty standing on one leg
  • Pain in the buttock, groin or hip, or referring down to the leg
  • Leg giving way for the first few steps after standing
  • Pain with prolonged sitting

Potential causes:

  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy related instability
  • Post fall or other trauma
  • Hypermobility
  • Poor biomechanics during exercise or in sitting

Assessment :

We start our assessment the moment you enter the clinic and pay close attention to the way you walk, sit and stand.

Subjective assessment: We will ask questions about your pelvic pain’s behaviour, how and when it is limiting you, your previous injury history, your pregnancy journey if applicable, what activities you enjoy and the goal you want to reach.

Objective assessment: We will look at the way you walk, your hip range of movement and pelvic stability and your balance. We will do special tests to pinpoint your strengths and limitations. We will look at the rest of your body including your hips, knees, ankles, spine to see if they are contributing to your pelvic girdle pain.

Treatment :

  • Education on your condition
  • Modifications to your activities to reduce your symptoms
  • Muscle releases around the lower back, pelvis and thigh
  • Mobilisation in the pelvic joints
  • Core muscle training with the assistance of real time ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Dry needling
  • A tailored home exercise program with strength, stretch and mobility exercises including pelvic control


From the moment we meet you, we are planning an individualised and holistic approach to help you reach your goal and be your best!

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