The Pelvic Partnership maintains this list purely as a resource for women with PGP in the UK who are looking for effective treatment. The link below takes you to a list of private practitioners kindly recommended by other women with PGP. Before you see any practitioner, including an NHS one, please read the Treatment section of our website which explains what you should expect from a treatment session.
In order to appear on this list, practitioners have been recommended by at least two separate women with PGP whom they have successfully treated.
Practitioners cannot recommend themselves and we do not accept payment for appearing here. Practitioners are very welcome to join the Pelvic Partnership but this will not ensure them a place on the list or allow them to claim they have been recommended by us.
We welcome recommendations for manual therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors or osteopaths who have professional registration with a regulatory organisation. This provides assurance that practitioners have undertaken appropriate training and reached the standard required to be registered with their professional organisation. We also hope that it will protect you as someone using their services as it gives you the ability to contact their professional organisation if you have any concerns about the standard of their practice.
We are aware that some women have also benefited from complementary therapies and that there are some very experienced practitioners in these therapies. However, because the treatment of PGP often requires a variety of manual therapy techniques to treat the underlying joint dysfunction which only physiotherapists, osteopaths or chiropractors are qualified to practice, we do not maintain a list of complementary practitioners. We do, however, include information about a variety of alternative therapies on our ‘Alternatives to pain medication’ page.
If you have seen a practitioner who you have found to be exceptional, we would love to hear from you. For example, do let us know if you have gone from crutches to walking independently, or from a wheelchair to being pain free – we would love to know more about your manual therapist, how they treated you and made this change to your symptoms, and possibly add them to our database. To submit your recommendation please complete our ‘Practitioner recommendation’ form.
We reserve the right to remove practitioners from this list without notice or explanation. If we receive complaints about a particular practitioner, we do not investigate them ourselves but recommend that members contact the practitioner’s professional regulatory body for advice and/or to report their behaviour. We are likely to remove a practitioner from this list if a complaint is received, as we are no longer able to describe them as ‘recommended by our members’. However, we try to use our discretion to act in a fair and balanced way if and when we remove a practitioner from the list.
Content reviewed and updated in 2017.