Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?

Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) is the term used to describe a group of symptoms that cause pelvic discomfort and pain. It can also be referred to as “pelvic girdle pain”. SPD is common in women, as it typically happens during/after pregnancy. It happens because of the physiological pelvic ligament relaxation and increased joint mobility seen in pregnancy. Symptoms can range from mild discomfort to severe pain.

If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, rest assured that the skilled team of pelvic health physiotherapists at  Peach Physiotherapy in Chatham, ON are experienced in assessing your condition and creating the proper treatment plan to ease your pain and discomfort. Call our office today to set up an appointment!

Symptoms of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

Symptoms of this condition vary from person to person. Common symptoms include: 

  • pain in the front center of your pubic bone
  • pain in your lower back on one or both sides
  • pain in your perineum, the area between the anus and vagina
  • Pain with activity:
    • Walking
    • Going up or downstairs
    • Rising from a chair
    • Weight-bearing activities
    • Standing on one leg
    • Turning in bed

How is this condition treated at Peach Physiotherapy?

If you are experiencing symptoms of SPD during or after your pregnancy, pelvic health physiotherapy can help you feel better. 

Pelvic floor physiotherapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of pelvic pain conditions such as SPD. The goal of treatment is to decrease pain, improve mobility and pelvic floor muscle function, and improve the stability of your pelvic joints.

A typical treatment for SPD at Peach Physiotherapy may involve hands-on manual therapy and an exercise program that targets the muscles in your pelvic health, back, stomach, and hips. 

To find out what kinds of exercises and therapeutic methods could benefit your condition, your physiotherapist will do a full evaluation of your body, including your mobility and areas that are causing you pain. Your treatment plan will be curated specifically to relieve the problems that are causing you the most discomfort. 

You deserve to feel your best; let us help.

Pelvic health physiotherapy at Peach Physiotherapy could be the difference between living a life free of pain and continuing to struggle with your symptoms. To learn more about how physiotherapy can benefit you and help alleviate symptoms of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, make an appointment at our Chatham, ON clinic today!


Pelvic pain in pregnancy – › … › Common symptoms in pregnancy

Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction – › Pubic_Symphysis_Dysfunction