Feasibility Study – Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic girdle pain is a common problem experienced during pregnancy that affects pregnant women significantly. Treatment options are needed for pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. This study aims to investigate outcomes from massage and from exercise when used to help pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain.   Participants will receive: two massage treatments and two exercise appointments. Location: In-person appointments approximately once per week at Mt Waverley or Upper Ferntree Gully (in Victoria) for four appointments.  

You are eligible if you:
– Have self-reported pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (pain between the top and bottom of the buttock or pubic bone).
– Are 18 years of age or greater
– Are between 13 and 30 weeks of pregnancy
– Are able to get on and off a massage table
– A able to attend four treatment appointments between 7 and 11 days apart.  

If you’re unsure if you meet the requirements, you would like more information or you would like to participate, please email Dr Sarah Fogarty from the study team at s.fogarty@westernsydney.edu.au or ppgpstudy@gmail.com   (This study has ethics approval from Western Sydney University Human Ethics Committee: H13613).