Pregnancy Physiotherapy

Elite Spinal Physiotherapy is a niche back pain clinic located in the heart of Sydney’s medical hub, Bondi Junction. Many of the practitioners have a particular interest in women’s health. We provide a targeted hands on approach to treatment and ongoing management for pregnancy related back pain and pelvic pain. We also treat women postpartum who are dealing with Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (abdominal wall separation) and pelvic floor and incontinence issues.

Conditions We Treat

Treatment will vary according to your individual presentation and cause of pregnancy pain, however will most likely involve some hands on treatment followed by a tailored exercise program. Our main point of difference is we are a spine and pelvis focused clinic so we are very experienced in this area. We work closely with a great team of local Neurosurgeons, Sports Physicians, Pain Specialists, Psychologists and Radiology Clinics. We pride ourselves on working as a team to gain the best possible outcome for our clients.

Pregnancy Back Pain

Pubic Symphysis Pain

Round Ligament Pain

Rib Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Coccyx Pain

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pregnancy Sciatica

Pregnancy related low back pain is a common complaint that occurs in 60-70% of pregnancies and can begin at any point during pregnancy. Although most cases are mild, approximately one third of women experience severe pain.

Common Symptoms of Pregnancy Related Back & Pelvic Pain

  • Pain radiating into hip or groin
  • Sharp, burning pain or dull ache
  • Tingling or numbness of lower extremities
  • Pain in pubic bone, tailbone or buttock region
  • Pain aggravated by sitting, standing or walking
  • Pain that radiates around the ribcage

Causes of Pregnancy Related Back & Pelvic Pain

  • Changing physique during pregnancy
  • Pressure on pelvic floor muscles
  • Spine posture changes
  • Pregnancy related hormonal changes including and increase in oestrogen and relaxin
  • Leg length discrepancies which can lead to shearing forces through pubic synthesis and SIJ
  • Postural changes
  • Increased pressure on pelvic floor muscles
  • Position of baby in later stages of pregnancy