Welcome to PINS!

 

We are delighted to welcome you as a member of Pelvic Instability Network Scotland (PINS).

 As a member, you will also receive a quarterly e-newsletter, the next issue of which is due in April 2010.

 PINS has been up and running for almost two years and in that time we have developed the website and raised money to design and produce posters, flyers and basic information leaflets.  

 We have been very encouraged by the response we have had from the website which has proved to us the need for help and support for women and men with pelvic girdle pain (also known as symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).

 We hope that our website is of use to you and we will continue to update it with new information and any events that we are associated with.

 We have also set up an online forum to allow members to get in touch with each other, if they wish, with the aim of reducing the isolation which many of us have felt as a result of having pelvic girdle pain. It is a great place to share experiences or just read what other people have to say.  

If you would like to join our online forum please send an email entitled "request to join Google group"  to Samantha at forum@pelvicinstability.org.uk 

 We have been made aware that access and facilities for treatment varies significantly from area to area and we feel that there is a need for better acknowledgement of the condition and its effects as well as a clearer understanding of where best to seek specialist help. 

 

As a result, we have compiled a list of practioners who have been recommended either by a member of their own profession, or by someone who has experienced pelvic girdle pain. We keep this list regularly updated and it can be accessed via our on-line members forum. However, we are happy to send this separately to members who do not have access to, or do not want to join, the on-line forum. 

 

Over the next few months we will be continuing to raise awareness amongst people affected by pelvic girdle pain in order to pursue our objectives of providing support, and accurate, current information. We will also continue to contact health professionals in order to influence decision makers and help raise the standards of treatment and care for all people living with pelvic girdle pain. 

 

Finally, PINS is run entirely by volunteers, there are no paid members. We rely completely on the generosity of members, friends and families who donate their time to our organisation by, for example, distributing leaflets in their own local area and raising funds on our behalf. 

 

If you would like to help in anyway, no matter how small, then please get in touch.  We need your help to ensure the voice of people with pelvic girdle pain is heard. 

 

Donations are always welcome and help towards our running costs.   Please contact me if you would like to donate and I will let you know the most practical way of doing this !!

 

If we can be of any help please don’t hesitate to contact us:

 

for help and support or for a hard copy of the practitioners list, contact Moira on   01586 830 323, or send an e-mail to info@pelvicinstability.org.uk and Moira will get back to you

 

for the google group on-line forum, contact Samantha at forum@pelvicinstability.org.uk

 

for membership queries, requests for more leaflets and flyers, fundraising ideas, or if you would like to help in anyway, e-mail  at  info@pelvicinstability.org.uk 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Moira Finlayson

Chair, PINS

 

 

The information you have given us will be used only for the purpose of processing your membership and for sending updates and other information by post. We will not share your details with any third party.

 

 

 

 

 

Page Last Updated - 29/03/2010
The information on www.pelvicinstability.org.uk is for information only and is not a substitute for examination, diagnosis or treatment by a qualified health professional. Pelvic Instability Network Scotland (PINS) is a registered Scottish Charity SCO 39222.