Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
When research was carried out on the effects on the body of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, or otherwise known as PGP, Pelvic Girdle Pain it was discovered that applying slight upward pressure to the front of Symphysis Pubis actually eased the pain.
HGR Ltd tried to develop a device to try and replicate the effect physically applying upwards pressure to the Symphysis Pubis, and a number of prototypes were developed to try and replicate the action, finally we made and developed one, the HG (Harness Gravidarum) Maternity Support Belt, a device that achieved this by getting a strap that goes between the legs, and a teardrop feature that incorporates into the strap that applies pressure to the symphysis pubis area.
As the condition also affects the Sacroiliac Joints (or the hip joint) we wanted to apply inward pressure and to have the pelvis sitting more aligned by gently manipulating the position of the pelvis by applying gentle pressure which can be adjusted accordingly as the whole device is not governed by where the adjustment is.
Further developments that were applied to the device, was a strap (adjustable) that supports the pressure that is applied to the belly (the weight of the baby) , this strap has been introduced in conjunction with the lumbar Support part of the belt which applies gentle pressure points to the lower back.
We here at HGR Ltd, made further research again, receiving positive feedback and recommendations from professional physiotherapists, consultants and midwives that the Maternity Support Belt will relieve some of the discomfort and pain from symphysis pubis dysfunction.