Hi guys, It’s Sammy here
I’ve got two stories to share with you today about PGP…
Late Thursday afternoon last week we received a phone call from a lady (let’s call her Janet) asking for our help. Nothing unusual at this stage…
But, the difference was when Sarah from our Customer Care team asked what had been happening I saw her face drop, somewhat panic.
Janet on the other end of the phone burst into tears.
Four years of CONSTANT pain and FRUSTRATION since giving birth
And she’s STILL suffering now
Speaking with Janet myself, she tells me her own story. A familiar one at that. Following the birth of her baby she was told, like most new mums are these days, the pelvic girdle pain (PGP) will “Just go”.
Therefore Janet just accepted this as normal for so long until the frustration kicked in.
After 5 months of not being able to care for her daughter properly, due to the pelvic pain, was the drive to go back to the GP. To which the GP said;
“Oh, these things just take time, be patient.”
A year later… after fighting resistance from the GP to see the ‘specialist’, Janet was told yet aGAIN, ‘It just takes time’, and eventually she was sent to see the NHS physio.
Unfortunately the NHS has a very ‘hands off’ approach to physio these days, which for a problem like PGP is just no good.
So now four years later, still doing the odd exercises from the NHS physio, her pain continues everyday, and the frustration builds and builds.
She searched locally for anyone who could give her the hands on treatment she knew she needed, which after a quick internet search, she called us…
Here’s the sliding doors moment.
About a year or so ago, a lovely lady came into the clinic to meet me….
Again the frustration and desperation for help could been seen so clearly.
Her PGP was so bad she was stuck in a wheelchair for months, even after giving birth!
Depending on her husband to care for herself and their daughter.
But she, unlike the first lady, chose not to accept the just ‘wait it out’ approach.
She knew it would not just get better, and if she wanted to get back up on her feet and spend quality time with and caring for her daughter she was going to have to do something about it herself.
I’ll be honest, she went to a few physio and chiropractors before we meet.
But they just didn’t work for her.
They were not bad physio’s by any means, just were not specialised in common postnatal problems like Pelvic Girdle Pain, like myself for example.
And here she is another year on…
From being in a wheelchair to back to doing the job she loves,personal training, and her favourite job of all, caring and spending time with her beautiful daughter.
If you’re reading this now and are suffering with PGP and you’re desperate to get back to the things you love doing, then LETS TALK!
Call today and speak to one of the lovely girls on the customer care team.
They have specialist access to my diary and can allocate a time in my diary for us to speak on the phone.
This is for you to finally get some honest answers and a path to ending the pain and frustration.
So what are you waiting for?
P.S. I’ll let you know how Janet gets on…she’s planning to come up from London to visit me in the near future. I’m looking forward to it!
For more FREE information about PGP get our brilliant guide here http://www.paulgoughphysio.com/postnatal-back-pain