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More than half of pregnant women are on sick leave during pregnancy, most frequently reported cause is lumbopelvic pain. Facilitating job adjustments and exercise gym may prevent sick leave in late pregnancy

More than half of pregnant women are on sick leave during pregnancy, most frequently reported cause is lumbopelvic pain. Facilitating job adjustments and exercise gym may prevent sick leave in late pregnancy

6 May 2019 Research

'Facilitating job adjustments when required might keep more pregnant women in employment. Furthermore, pain locations in pelvic area, disability, lower education and being sick listed due to LPP in mid pregnancy are important risk factors for...

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Running during pregnancy: higher rates assisted vaginal deliveries, no affect on gestational age or birthweight centile

Running during pregnancy: higher rates assisted vaginal deliveries, no affect on gestational age or birthweight centile

19 March 2018 Research

'Continuing to run during pregnancy does not appear to affect gestational age or birthweight centile, regardless of mean weekly distance or stage of pregnancy. Assisted vaginal delivery rates were higher in women who ran,...

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Persistency and/or duration of pain symptoms and widespread pain are predictors of chronic pain

Persistency and/or duration of pain symptoms and widespread pain are predictors of chronic pain

25 March 2017 Research

‘This study is unique as it is one of few long-term follow-up studies following women with PPGP of more than 11 years. The results show that spontaneous recovery with no recurrences is an unlikely...

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Professional information and support can decrease and prevent negative impact of stress on maternal and fetal health

Professional information and support can decrease and prevent negative impact of stress on maternal and fetal health

25 March 2017 Research

‘Psychological distress at the end of a full-term pregnancy and in the postpartum period occurs frequently and was associated mainly with stress experienced during pregnancy and parity. It is advisable to perform proper...

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Pelvic girdle pain influences COP anteroposterior length in the gait of pregnant women

Pelvic girdle pain influences COP anteroposterior length in the gait of pregnant women

25 March 2017 Research

‘Gait speed influenced COP displacement and velocity parameters, and gait velocity potentiated the effect of pregnancy on the different parameters. Pelvic girdle pain had an influence on COP anteroposterior length only. With COP...

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Elastic tape decreases pain in pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain

Elastic tape decreases pain in pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain

25 March 2017 Research

‘Elastic tape decreases pain in pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. Pelvic girdle pain deteriorates the quality of life for pregnant women.’ N. Kuciel et al, 2017...

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Stabilizing exercises may decrease pain during and after pregnancy

Stabilizing exercises may decrease pain during and after pregnancy

25 March 2017 Research

‘Six studies were identified as eligible with the inclusion and exclusion criteria. All studies evaluated the pain as an outcome measure. The evidence conflicted between the studies. Two studies showed that stabilizing exercises decrease pain and improve the quality...

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Minimal invasive SIJ Fusion safe and effective

Minimal invasive SIJ Fusion safe and effective

25 March 2017 Research

‘For patients with chronic LBP originating from the SIJ, minimally invasive SIJF with triangular titanium implants was safe and more effective than CM in relieving pain, reducing disability, and improving patient function and...

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High rates of Lower Back and Pelvic Girdle pain in Nigeria

High rates of Lower Back and Pelvic Girdle pain in Nigeria

19 March 2017 Research

‘The incidence of LBPs and pelvic girdle pains was high and found to be 34.3% and 57.6%, respectively. Analgesics were used especially among those with severe pains. There was an incidental finding of...

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Excessive contraction of the TrA is present during ASLR in long-lasting posterior pelvic girdle pain

Excessive contraction of the TrA is present during ASLR in long-lasting posterior pelvic girdle pain

20 February 2017 Research

‘Significant excessive contraction of the TrA is present during ASLR in patients with long-lasting pregnancy-related posterior PGP. The present findings do not support the idea that contraction of the TrA is decreased in long-lasting pregnancy-related...

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