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Suffering with SPD - physio in north/east/central london?

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roseinwinter Fri 16-Nov-12 13:26:45

Hi everyone,
I'm 29 weeks pregnant and have just been diagnosed with SPD. My GP has referred me to a physio but I've just ring and have been told I need to wait 10 days before I can even ring back to book an appointment!
Given how bad the pain has got just in the last few days I'm going to pay privately for physiotherapy and hopefully see someone sooner. Can anyone recommend a good SPD/obstetric physiotherapist in North, East or Central London? I've checked other threads but they all seem to be in South West London.
Thanks in advance. x

PseudoBadger Fri 16-Nov-12 13:27:18

Try the British college of osteopathy in Hampstead?

roseinwinter Fri 16-Nov-12 15:06:55

Thanks - I'll try them. Also seen a place in Hampstead called APPI clinic so will try that.

emeraldgirl1 Fri 16-Nov-12 15:19:24

a small chain of physios called Six Physio may have a central or more north london branch. They are excellent, I saw them in Kensington for pelvic girdle pain and it really helped. Good luck!

roseinwinter Fri 16-Nov-12 18:14:10

Thank you! Been feeling pretty low about this today - as there's still 11 weeks to go I'm worried about it getting worse and have read some horror stories. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.

emeraldgirl1 Fri 16-Nov-12 18:43:34

No problem, I was getting a bit desperate like you and so wanted to pay for private physio rather than wait - I am so glad I did! It really helped, they did a little acupuncture as well and gave me lots of good advice and instruction, so it was money well spent. I have got the impression that with some good physio and the right advice, it can really be managed quite well in most cases. The SPD sofa on this thread is a great place for advice and/or a moan! smile

thedoublek Fri 16-Nov-12 18:53:47

I had the same and it is so utterly depressing! I had physio before the birth and honestly it was useless.

After the birth I saw a chiropractor and he literally saved my life! He told he could have helped me while I was pregnant.

I would totally recommend a chiro. He was the only person who didn't say 'that's just the way it is' and instead said 'yes I can help you!'

Please take action and get help now. It will cost you but it is worth it. The NHS are great but when it comes to SPD I found they had a 'no one ever died of that' attitude!

On the bright side in a few months it will be forgotten! But please get help now!! Good luck and look after yourself! x

roseinwinter Mon 26-Nov-12 19:37:07

Thanks all. I went to see Helen Keeble at Physiotherapy London last week and she was pretty good. Although after having put my feet up for a week or so my symptoms have subsided a lot so I won't need to go back on a regular basis which is great. Still I'd recommend Helen if anyone else in London wants to see a physio who specialises in SPD and pelvic pain. She was very thorough. There are branches of Physiotherapy London at Westferry and Marble Arch.

Thanks again for the support and advice. xx

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