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An Introduction to Pelvic Girdle Pain and Coccydynia

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An Introduction to Pelvic Girdle Pain and Coccydynia

An Introduction to Pelvic Girdle Pain and Coccydynia

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This course was recorded in October 2021


Do you work with patients who have pelvic pain?

Coccydynia (or tailbone pain) is a condition that can seriously impact the quality of life of patients.

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) can significantly impact function and quality of life in pregnancy and beyond.

Many women are told by their health professionals, including physiotherapists, that back pain is a normal part of pregnancy or that there is nothing much that can be done because they are pregnant.

Not only that but they are also told:

  • That their pelvis is “unstable,”
  • That they should “be careful” and,
  • Should “limit their activity and avoid painful movements.”

All these statements and others like it perpetuate fear and pain.

Fortunately, there are several treatment methods for coccydynia. The least invasive of these is an external correction of the tailbone (coccyx). 

Enter Rost Therapy.


What Is Rost Therapy?

  • Rost Therapy is a biopsychosocial treatment approach that allows practitioners to treat PGP in a way that decreases anxiety and fosters self-efficacy and independent self-management.
  • This course material covers theoretical knowledge of PGP, but more importantly, it also addresses the management of PGP from a broad perspective, beyond the pelvis. 


Who Is This Course For?

This free introductory webinar is for physiotherapists and rehabilitation professionals.

In This Course You Will Learn:

  • Definition, incidence, and presentation of PGP and Coccydynia in pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Barriers that impact access to effective treatment.
  • Introduction to Rost Therapy Treatment Principles for PGP and Coccydynia. 

Join Susannah Britnell, from Rost Therapy, for this free 60-minute online course 'An Introduction to Pelvic Girdle Pain and Coccydynia'.

The instructors
Susannah Britnell
PT, BSc Hons PT, Diploma Advanced Man & Manip Therapy, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Susannah Britnell graduated from Manchester University, England and completed her post graduate education in Canada. She has integrated pelvic floor physiotherapy, pain science (biopsychosocial approach) and manual therapy into her practice. Susannah works in Vancouver, BC, Canada in private practice, primarily in pelvic health. She worked at both the Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis, an interdisciplinary program for persistent pelvic pain for 8 years and BC Women’s Hospital in Obstetrics physiotherapy for over 15 years. She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Rehabilitation of UBC and teaches a variety of pelvic health and PGP courses to health professionals.

Susannah’s passion is to help women overcome years of pain and disability. A majority of her patients have had pelvic girdle pain for many years, if not decades. By teaching other therapists the Rost Therapy method, Susannah hopes to break the cycle of persistent pain, by ensuring more and more women have their pelvic girdle pain managed well in pregnancy and postpartum.

Susannah experienced PGP in her first pregnancy and was unfortunately not aware of the Rost Therapy approach at that time. However, the program was very helpful for her even years after her delivery. She still uses the exercises regularly to this day.

Susannah, alongside Cecile Röst, have jointly developed the Rost Therapy website, the online and practical courses, and the Rost Moves Mamas app and have taught Rost Therapy courses as a team for many years in Canada.

Course Material included in this course
  • An Introduction to Pelvic Girdle Pain and Coccydynia
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Pelvic Girdle Pain and Coccydynia
  • Barriers that Impact Access to Treatment
  • Introduction to Rost Therapy Treatment Techniques Pt1
  • Introduction to Rost Therapy Treatment Techniques Pt2
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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