Lynn Schulte | Treating SPD

Show Notes:

In today’s episode, Lynn shares what she does to treat pubic symphysis dysfunction (SPD) in both pregnant and postpartum clients. 

As mentioned, up to 25% of women will have some form of SPD during pregnancy with 1 in 300 being formally diagnosed. As a pelvic health practitioner, it is important that you are able to recognize the signs of SPD and have treatment options available for your clients.

During pregnancy, find what position feels good for clients complaining of SPD symptoms. Most of the time it is not knees together like many of us were taught. There is greater stability and less pressure on the innominate ring with legs in a wiper position. Bringing the innominate ring into balance is a key part of treatment, and you always want to work on pain free positions. 

In the postpartum period, it is important that the ischial tuberosities be in midline. This directly affects the pubic symphysis joint through the pubic ramus. Working on decreasing the hardness in the bone has had positive results in Lynn’s clinical practice and that of her students’.

If you are curious about the techniques for treating SPD and other treatments that will get you better results, check out the Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body course. 

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