Welcome to our website 


Pelvic Instability Network Scotland (PINS) is a  registered Scottish Charity  (SC0 39222)   which has been set up to support people with Pelvic Girdle Pain (formerly Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or SPD).  

Please note that throughout this website we have used the  new umbrella term "pelvic girdle pain" to refer to the condition of "symphysis pubis dysfunction" or "spd".

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) commonly affects women during or after pregnancy causing pain and mobility difficulties.  Women who are  not pregnant, and men too can also be affected, sometimes as a result of injury or trauma.

Our  chair is a GP who has personal experience of Pelvic Girdle Pain(PGP) /Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction(SPD) and has found that, not only is there a need for greater awareness and improved knowledge about how best to treat and manage the condition, but there is also a need to provide support and information to those affected by it.

One common misconception is that Pelvic Girdle Pain(PGP) is something that has to be endured during pregnancy and will vanish once the baby is born. This is not the case. Early and appropriate  treatment  by an appropriately trained manual therapist will aim to reduce pain, increase mobility and lower the likelihood of ongoing problems after the birth.

Our aim is to increase awareness of Pelvic Girdle Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) amongst health professionals and the general public and to provide support to those affected, both men and women and whether pregnancy related or not.  We also wish  to encourage networking amongst health professionals treating people with Pelvic Girdle Pain(PGP) through seminars and study days.


 Membership of Pelvic Instability Network Scotland (PINS) is FREE and is open to anyone affected by PGP/SPD no matter what stage you are at. We have members from throughout the UK and overseas. Click here to find out more.


The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health have recently published new guidelines for the management of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain(formerly Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction(SPD)- click here for further information.





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. Copyright Pelvic Instability Network Scotland (PINS) 2008