Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy related Back and Pelvic Pain

There are many changes both physiological and musculoskeletal that occur in your body during pregnancy. These changes may sometimes cause aches and pains that can affect your daily life or activities that you wish to do.

Common complaints we see:

  • Pelvic girdle pain (PGP)
  • Neck or upper back stiffness/discomfort
  • Low back pain
  • Rib pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pelvic girdle pain is the overall term used to describe pain that can be experienced around the sides of the hips, at the front of the pelvis or through the buttocks/back of the pelvis.

Our Approach

We take a comprehensive assessment which includes taking your history and performing a physical assessment. This allows us to understand your pain and how it is affecting you. Our pre and post natal physiotherapists, lead by Ni’ia Jones, has a keen interest in helping all women be as comfortable, active and as strong as they can be during pregnancy.

Treatment may involve:

  • Education about your condition
  • Soft tissue release or joint mobilisations
  • Advice on support garments
  • Exercise prescription (eg clinical pilates classes) to help with mobility and strength
  • Guidance on self-management strategies

Ni’ia has a special interest in pregnancy and postnatal physiotherapy care.

How do I get started?

If you have a question or would like to book an appointment with Ni’ia, you can either call the clinic on 9882 2020 or book online for an initial consultation.

Pregnancy Physio FAQs

You can wear anything that you feel comfortable in. It may be necessary for our Physio to see the symptomatic area but this will be discussed with you in the consultation.

We do not provide internal examinations for pelvic floor function. We know some experienced Women’s Health Physiotherapists that we can refer to if following assessment, we determine this is required as part of your care.

Yes. Your comfort and the safety of your baby is very important to us. We would never prescribe an exercise or use a treatment method that wasn’t deemed completely safe for women who are pregnant.

HICAPS facilities are available to immediately process private health fund claims and Medicare rebates where applicable. Please bring your private health care card to claim for the treatment.

Payments are to be made on the day of the consultation and can be made by EFTPOS, credit card, cash or cheque.

Enhanced Primary Care Plan

Patients who are suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions may be eligible to receive subsidised costs on limited physiotherapy treatment (5 visits each 12 months) funded by Medicare. Patients must bring with them the GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement prepared by their GP to claim for the rebate. Payment is requested at the time of consultation. Bulk billing is not available.

If you have private health insurance, you can choose to make a claim though your private health fund or Medicare but not both.


Located in Richmond

High value physiotherapy care at 656 Bridge Rd, Richmond. We’re here when you need us!