PGP national guidelines

National guidelines have been developed by teams of physiotherapists, midwives, doctors and women’s representatives in the UK and Ireland. These provide detail, based on research evidence, of the treatment recommended by these groups. You may find these guidelines useful when discussing your treatment options with the healthcare professionals caring for you.

National guidelines

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) guidelines for PGP and pregnancy

Healthcare professionals version - Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) guidelines for the treatment and management of PGP 

Irish guidelines

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Physiotherapy guidelines for the treatment and management of PGP 

European guidelines

European guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PGP

Content reviewed and updated in 2017.


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