A new guideline explains the evidence-based physical therapy management for pelvic girdle pain during the antepartum (before delivery) period of pregnancy.

The guideline appears in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, the official journal of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association and published by Wolters Kluwer.

Within the guideline are recommendations for physical therapy management in key areas. Recommendations are ranked by strength of supporting evidence and address specific categories of impairment based on body function, body structure, and activities/participation.

Topics include risk factors, clinical course, examination and diagnosis, and physical therapy interventions, according to a media release from Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

[Source(s): Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Newswise]