Documents available for download.
We have available for download, a number of documents related to SPD and pelvic joint pain. More will be added soon so watch this space!
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Diet and Nutrition - Healing Your Pelvis.
For SPD, as well as any other medical condition, diet is extremely important. Our bodies have specific nutritional requirements to ensure the health of bones, muscles, connective tissue, nerves and organs. A healthy diet is not restrictive, but does involve certain basic principles.
Download: Diet and Nutrition.pdf
Pelvic Pain in Women.
A woman's pelvis contains the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, bladder, and rectum. These organs are supported by soft tissue and ligaments which lie within the bony cradle of the pelvic girdle. Pelvic pain refers to any pain or discomfort in these areas of the body.
Download: Pelvic Pain in Women.pdf
SPD Information Document.
Includes much of the information on this web site including, anatomy of the pelvis, what is SPD?, effects, causes, symptoms and diagnosis of SPD, taking care of yourself and treatments.
Download: SPD-Information doc.pdf
SPD-Tips for Managing.
The following tips have been taken from women's comments on the different things that help to relieve their SPD symptoms. Everyone is different - what works for one person is not necessarily right for another. It's a matter of trial and error and finding out what works for you.
Download: SPD-Tips for Managing.pdf
Guidelines for MidwivesIf you are a midwife and have a client who presents with pelvic pain, this document gives some information which may help to identify SPD/PJP as the cause. There are some helpful suggestions you can share with women to help alleviate their discomfort, as well as referral options to other health care providers for treatment of their SPD/Pelvic Joint Pain.
Download: SPD-Guidelines for Midwives.pdf
SPDNZ Resource Group Pamphlet.
The pamphlet of the SPD New Zealand Resource Group.
Download: SPDNZRG pamphlet.pdf
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