Please remember that Pelvic Girdle Pain /Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is a recognised, treatable condition and that the symptoms that people experience vary greatly. We include a wide range of links here in order that you may find something that may be helpful to your own particular situation.
Pelvic Instability Network Scotland (PINS) is not responsible for the content of external websites.
AcupunctureAlternative Therapies The Bowen TechniqueChiropractersCognitive Behavioural Therapy
Developed in Australia, the Bowen Technique uses a series of gentle, rolling movements over the soft tissues at certain points around the body. The aim of this holistic treatment is to encourage the body to heal itself.
Living Life to the FullGeneral Information for Dad's
Website written by a psychiatrist with many years experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dad InfoGeneral Living
A website providing information for expectant and new dad's on many aspects of pregnancy and parenting.
Disabled Parents Network
Disabled Parents Network is a national organisation for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents
Lending service offering loans of medical equipment including wheelchairs
personally recommended by one of our members. Worth considering if you are looking for a holiday destination friendly to people with mobility difficulties. Mobility scooters available for hire and new comfy beds. Not the cheapest option but they have some good offers available
Tourism for AllIndependent MidwivesMaternity Care
Formerly Holiday Care.This site gives some information to help you with planning a holiday if you are experiencing mobility difficulties
MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service)
MIDIRS is an educational charity set up in 1985 providing information and practical resources to maternity healthcare professionals. Their mission is " to be the leading international information resource relating to childbirth and infancy, disseminating this information as widely as possible to assist in the improvement of maternity care"
Scottish Doulas NetworkOsteopathy
A network of doulas based throughout Scotland and N England who work independently but share a commitment to supporting women before, during and after birth.
The General Osteopathic CouncilOther Sites which you may find useful
Following the Osteopaths Act 1993 the General Osteopathic Council was established to "provide for the regulstion of the Profession of Osteopathy" The website includes a search facility to check if an Osteopath is on the register
The Birth Crisis Network is a helpline in Britain that women can call if they want to talk about a traumatic birth. Their website contains further information and the helpline telephone numbers.
An approach developed by the hypnotherapist Maggie Howell. CDs are available to purchase which you can use at home.
Pelvic Pain Support Network
The Pelvic Pain Support Network is a registered charity. They attend local, national and international events and represent pelvic pain patients at many meetings, seminars and conferences.
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
The British Association of Couselling and Psychotherapy was founded in 1978. Extensive information on the different approaches to therapy is available on this website including a search facility to find a therapist near where you live.
YogabirthOther Support Groups for Pelvic Girdle Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
Professional Association of Yoga and Childbirth Educators. This website contains details of classes and yogabirth practioners in Scotland.
Australian Pelvic Instability Association
Based in Victoria, Australia and with over 100 members worldwide the Australian Pelvic Instability Association provides support and informaiton to people affected by Pelvic Instability
Pelvic PartnershipPain Management
A charity based in Oxford and run by volunteers with personal experience of SPD.
Pain Association Scotland
Pain Association Scotland have a network of support groups throughout Scotland which hold regular meetings given people a chance to talk about how they feel, be listened to, hear how others have coped with a similar problem and learn ways to actively control pain.
Provides information and support for pain sufferers and their carers, telephone help line, free fact sheets and on line discussion forum
Internationally renowned Canadian Physiotherapist who runs courses in the UK on the management of Pelvic Girdle Pain
Manipulation Association of Chartered PhysiotherapistsPilates
A group of over 1000 physiotherapists who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and have undergone additional post graduate training and reached a recognised standard of excellence in the field of neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy
The Pilates Foundation is a not for profit international organisation for Pilates teachers and training. Founded in 1996, it brings together qualified Pilates teachers who are passionate about providing the highest standards of training and practice of Pilates and maintaining the principles and integrity of the work.
This website also has a search facility to help you find a teacher in your area who is accredited with the Pilates Foundation
The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates InstitutePost natal Depression
The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute trains physiotherapists and equivalent degree therapists in the Modified Pilates Technique. Courses are also held in Scotland and their website has the latest course schedule.
Depression Alliance Scotland
Scottish Charity working to support people affected by depression. New Post natal Depression Helpline 0800 3457 457 Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-5pm Tues 9-9
Postnatal Illness Support
Formerly Veritee's Post natal Illness Website. Good website with useful information including personal accounts
The Association for Post Natal IllnessPractical Help and Financial Advice
A national registered charity providing support to mothers suffering from post natal Illness. They run a telephone helpline, produce information leaflets and have a network of volunteers.
Citizens Advice Guide
Proving information on a wide range of issues including benefits and employment rights
With over 300 groups across the UK, home start volunteers offer support to any family that needs help as long as they have at least one child under the age of five.
Website contains information about benefits which may be available
A government funded organisation providing support to children and families
Working Families provides information on a range of issues including maternity leave and pay, employment rights, childcare and flexible working.