Conditions we treat
We specialize in treating abdominal separation -Diastasis Recti (DR)- and pregnancy related low back and pelvic pain -Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)-, among other common pregnancy and postpartum complaints. We also see patients with pelvic and back pain not related to pregnancy. Scroll down for a complete list of what we see in practice. Contact us if you need more information.
Most common complaints
This is just a small excerpt of the issues we see more often in practice.
Pelvic Girdle Pain
PGP, or Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain, refers to pain or discomfort on one or more of the pelvic girdle joints: either the symphysis pubis (the “pubic bone”), the hip joints, the tailbone or the sacroiliac joints, right at the bottom of your spine. It is a common complaint in pregnancy and can be quite a disabling condition that can remain postpartum. Over 1 in 5 pregnant women are estimated to suffer from PGP.
Diastasis recti (DR) is the scientific name given to the unnatural separation of the rectus abdominus muscle, your "six pack" muscle. It occurs often during pregnancy. Some degree of abdominal separation is very normal and it resolves itself in many cases. If it is small, it will tend to reduce during the first year after pregnancy. When DR is wide (two or more fingertips can fit in between your rectus sheats), rehabilitation is advised.
Stress Urinary incontinence (SUI) is an involuntary loss of urine that occurs when there is an increase in abdominal pressure caused by activity (from running to laughing, sneezing or coughing). It is fairly common during pregnancy and post partum and it is not likely to go away on its own if you don't seek treatment. It is estimated that only in the Netherlands 10 to 40% of women suffer from urinary leakage.
Other common conditions we treat
Pelvic complaints are much more than just a pelvic issue: are whole body issues. We pay attention not only to what is going on in your pelvic area but also to how you carry yourself during daily activities, how you breath or how you sit; all these factors have a profound impact on the health of your pelvic floor.
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