I hope you’ve had a great weekend celebrating the women in your life! Or being spoiled yourself.  Many women enjoy their pregnancies. I loved so many things about being pregnant, but … not the fact that I could hardly walk for the final stages of my pregnancies. Lumbopelvic pain is a common problem in pregnancy and can manifest in many ways:

  •   back pain
  •   buttock pain
  •   sacroiliac joint (SIJ – those dimply spots in your very low back) pain
  •   tailbone pain
  •   pubis symphysis pain in the front of the pelvis
  •   sciatica symptoms
  •   pain in the perineal region
  •   bladder issues

Last year, I took a Rost Therapy course. Cecile Rost is a Dutch physiotherapist that developed the concepts to keep women experiencing pelvic pain more active and functional. It is a therapy regime for lumbopelvic pain that can be used whether a person is pregnant or not. The concepts are simple, centering on achieving balance of motion and muscle control in the pelvis. I have been very excited at the results thus far. If you know of someone that you think could benefit from this type of therapy, I appreciate you passing along my information. Follow this link for some tests that can help you determine if your symptoms are related to the pelvis.

Contact Nicki for more details. nicki@pursuitphysio.com

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