Pelvic Girdle Pain

Back pain & Pelvic Girdle Pain or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD),  physiotherapy practice treatment at Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa

Symphysis pubis dysfunction treatment (SPD), Pelvic Girdle Pain Treatment in London & Back Pain Treatment 


Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa offers tailored physiotherapy treatment made by experts to fit your needs and relieve your back or pelvic girdle pain (symphysis pubis dysfunction, SPD).


In order to provide you a tailored re-education, the physiotherapist will assess you taking into account your medical history, your daily activities, your morphology, and your back position.


You will do various exercises supervised by the physiotherapist and he/she will also give you some more to do between the sessions for fast and effective relief. For the most simple cases, for example, hyper flexibility, learning how to ‘lock’ the pelvis is key to the treatment.


Muscles are used to ‘block’ and strengthen the pelvis. You will relearn how to move, how to turn around by ‘block’, how to not pull on your back nor pushing on your stomach to avoid wrong movements.

Depending on the therapist's opinion and on your preferences, Harmony Ottawa also provides relaxing soft and deep tissue massage.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

It can occur during pregnancy or beyond. It is commonly felt in a clear area over the sacroiliac joint and is often aggravated by walking, household chores and any single leg activity like dressing or stair climbing.

Causes of Sacroiliac joint pain

  • Muscle imbalance causing increased load to the ligaments around the joint.

  • Overload of the joint itself causing joint inflammation

  • Alterations in posture after pregnancy causing increased load to go through through the joint

Treatment for Sacroiliac joint pain

  • A custom-tailored program to address imbalances in muscle tightness and strength

  • Joint mobilizations to free up stiff joints

  • Bracing and life alterations to allow for ligament and bone healing

  • Address any associated postural and Pelvic Muscle dysfunction

Pubic Symphysis Pain


Commonly associated with pregnancy or beyond, and usually caused by increased movement at the pubic symphysis joint. The joint is found below the belly button area and forms an important joint that stabilizes the pelvic area. There are many contributing factors to developing this condition including; foot mechanics, hip mechanics, joint laxity, neuromuscular imbalance, and occupational stresses. At Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa, our Pelvic Physiotherapy Experts in treating pelvic girdle pain, to help get you better, FASTER!

Coccyx Pain

Coccyx pain can be disabling, limiting your sitting tolerance and quality of life. Felt on tailbone mostly with sitting, it can often be caused by fall onto the tailbone or childbirth. We look at all the factors contributing to your tailbone pain and treat everything, reducing, if not completely relieving your pain.


Causes of Coccyx pain
Your pelvic floor muscles attach onto the coccyx bone, therefore any abnormal tension in these muscles can aggravate your pain. Additionally, if your lower buttock muscles are tight it can aggravate your pain.

Sitting Posture
You may have adjusted your sitting posture and are sitting more on your sacrum rather then your sit bones. This commonly happens to women after pregnancy as the pregnancy backward tilt is maintained after birth, causing the woman to sit on the sacrum – thus causing or aggravating their tailbone pain.

Treatment for coccyx pain

  • Our treatment involves releasing all the tight structures attaching to the coccyx, treating any pelvic floor tightness and adjusting your sitting posture to allow the coccyx to heal.

  • Wedge cushions and postural corrections are an easy fix for poor sitting posture.

  • Massage for the tight external muscles works brilliantly. Whilst we teach you how to normalize your pelvic floor muscle tension