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List of recommended practitioners

NHS practitioners

If you need treatment, it is always worth asking your midwife or GP for a local NHS physiotherapy referral first (as it is free and often nearer to your home). It also raises the profile of the condition and encourages local service provision. It can help to take the national guidelines for PGP and our 'Stickmum' leaflet to show your physiotherapist if they do not offer a full individual assessment and hands-on treatment.

NHS teams our members report providing effective hands-on treatment:

  • Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust - call their answer phone helpline on: 01603 287130 and leave details of: your full name, date of birth, hospital number – a seven digit number on the top right hand corner of your hospital sticker on your handheld notes, How many weeks pregnant/post-natal you are, contact telephone numbers during working hours, a brief description of the problem.

Private practitioners

The following list is produced from those recommendations where at least two women with PGP have received effective 'hands-on' treatment. However, these practitioners have not been 'vetted' by the Pelvic Partnership. Sometimes after manual treatment you may feel sore for a day or two, particularly if you have had PGP for some time prior to treatment, but if you are not seeing overall improvements after two to three treatments with any practitioner (including those on this list), you may want to seek another opinion.

We try to ensure that this list is accurate and current, but we cannot guarantee every entry is completely correct when you read it. We rely on you to keep us abreast of current recommendations, so please get in touch with us if you have any relevant feedback on any of these practitioners.

Scotland

  • Donna Chisholm: McTimoney chiropractor (Inverness) 01463 712656 or 07795233123, allandalziel.co.uk

Eire/Northern Ireland 

  • Ian Melrose: osteopath (Dublin) +35 863 966 788, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lorraine Johnston: physio (Dundonald, Belfast N. Ireland) 028 90482337, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North England

  • Jen Armitage: physio (Middlesborough) 01642 361166 (works on Fridays)
  • Vicky Smith: physio (Durham) 0191 3830125, 07983 643835, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tayloredfitphysio.co.uk
  • Sue Francis: physio (Crakehall, Nr Bedale, N. Yorks) 01677 424 088
  • Lynne Midwinter: physio (Todmorden, Lancashire) 01706 819464, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., physiotherapies.co.uk 
  • Samantha Durnian: physio (Chorley, Lancashire) 01257 230140, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.a6physio.co.uk
  • Laetitia Ludovic: chiropractor (Leeds) 0113 228 9888, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.headchiro.com 
  • Cathy Preston and Sarah Joice: physios and colleagues (Leeds, Bradford, Guiseley, Garforth) 0113 287 0926, peakphysiotherapy.com
  • Lisa Halse: osteopath (Walkley, Sheffield) 0114 234 5459, lodgehouse.org.uk and 0114 258 0133 stillpointpractice.com
  • Helen Harding: chiropractor (Chester, Cheshire) 01244 880186, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., hardingchiropractic.co.uk
  • Howard Turner: physio (Wilmslow, Cheshire) 01625 530794, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., wilmslow-physio.co.uk
  • Alison Bartup: physio (Bramhall, Stockport) 0161 4408 970
  • Leigh Halfteck: physio (Liverpool and the Wirral) Liverpool clinic: 0151 427 5000, the Wirral clinic: 0151 648 5000, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.chiroandphysioclinic.co.uk

Central England 

  • Lucy Walmsley: physio & PGP workshop tutor (Bourton-on-the Water) 01451 822660, stowphysio.co.uk
  • Clare Woodward: physio and PGP workshop tutor (Tewkesbury, Glos) 01684 772192 backintoaction.co.uk

South England

  • Andrea Rippe: osteopath (Kennington, S London) 020 7735 6813, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.kenningtonosteopaths.co.uk 
  • Sally Murray: physio (Clapham, London) 020 7627 2308, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.balancephysio.com
  • Bernadette Gilder: physio (Chingford, N London) 02085292181 or 07944486747, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., bouncebackphysiotherapy.com
  • Niamh Burn: physio (N London) 07709537069, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., maternityphysio.co.uk
  • Emma Brockwell: physio (Oxted, Surrey and London) Oxted: 01883 713434 or London: 0207 234 2500, physiomum.co.uk
  • Gill Amos: chiropractor (Pangbourne, Reading) 0118 984 3473, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., forhealthchiropractic.co.uk
  • Christine Woolnough: physio (Twyford and Wargrave) 0772933192, fitandable.co.uk
  • Dr Ruth Jones: physio (Eastleigh, Hampshire) 023 8061 2166, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.cerianlife.com
  • Philippa Wilmot: chiropractor (Alverstoke, Gosport) 02393 162688, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and (Cowes, Isle of Wight) 01983 282810, coweschiropracticclinic.co.uk
  • Karen Pelling: osteopath (Crawley, West Sussex) 01342 712764, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., eastgrinsteadosteopaths.co.uk

West England/Wales

  • Juliana Hounsfield: osteopath (Bristol) 0117 944 6968, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., thefamilypractice.tv
  • Kate Fry: osteopath (Totnes, South Devon) 07939216005, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., totnesosteopathy.co.uk
  • Belinda Alecock: physio (Launceston, Cornwall) 01566 774 359, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., physiofix.co.uk
  • Laura Cullen: physio (Crantock, nr Newquay, Cornwall), 07738224861, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fitbumpsandmums.co.uk
  • Lowrie Bell: chiropractor (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire) 01437 769920, 07582367784
  • Gillian McCabe: physio (Cardiff) 07956 442 403, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., gillianmccabe.co.uk

East England

  • Claire Brown: physio (Newmarket, Cambridgeshire) 01638 660686, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.physioptima.com

Cant find a private practitioner in your area?

  • You can try your local sports injury clinic where you can ask to speak to a sports physiotherapist, who ideally specialises in pelvic joint problems, to discuss whether they have relevant experience. They do not have to have specific experience of treating pregnant women. It is most important that they are confident at manually treating the pelvic joints and getting their patients back to playing sport and doing all the normal activities of daily life, rather than just coping with pain and avoiding normal activities. To find a manual or sports physiotherapist in your area visit the Physio First website.

What to expect and check if you are looking for someone to treat your PGP effectively

Here are some questions about what to ask if you call a manual therapist before you go for a consultation:

  • What will you do if I come to see you for my PGP? (You should expect to be asked to undress to your underwear for an assessment and a diagnosis before any treatment starts).
  • Do you treat people with PGP regularly and how many people with PGP have you seen over the last three years?
  • How do you treat it?
  • How soon would you expect to see some improvement, even a little bit?
  • What you should expect from the discussion you have on the phone with a manual therapist ahead of going to see them:

You should be told that the manual therapist intends to examine you, looking for symmetry of movement at the sacroiliac joints and the position of your Symphysis pubis (i.e. not looking for pain at that stage).

  • They should explain what they have found during the assessment and why you have pain
  • They should explain what they are going to do about the pain and how they are going to physically treat you to make you better.
  • They should carry out the treatment. Expect to receive manual treatment not just a list of exercises – exercises tend to work best once you have had some manual therapy and the pain has improved. Manual treatment involves mobilising stiff or ‘stuck’ joints and gently moving your limbs and joints to help realign the pelvis if it is moving asymmetrically.

Please see our 'What to expect from treatment' page for more information.

Last updated 23.05.2017
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