Low back pain and pelvic girdle pain affects more than half of all pregnant women, making it difficult for them to cope with, and participate in everyday activities.
While there can be several factors that can contribute to back and pelvic pain in pregnancy, the most common cause is the increased laxity of the joints of the pelvis (sacroiliac and/or pubic symphysis). The loss of core muscle support from the expanding abdomen and the change centre of gravity can also contribute.
Research shows that the application of a pelvic belt in pregnancy significantly decreases mobility of the sacroiliac joints and provides force closure of the pelvis. The Leto Belt has been designed by Leto Women’s Health Physiotherapists and is designed with function and comfort in mind while also providing extra support. The Leto belt has detachable elastic straps that can be worn either at the back or front, allowing for support to be applied where it is most needed. The Leto Belt can also be worn postnatally if pain persists.
The Leto Belt
- Helps relieve Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy and Beyond
- Improves Pelvic Stability
- Supports the SIJ and Pubic Symphysis
- Supports the Pelvis to allow you to continue to be active throughout your Pregnancy
- Firm non-elastic main belt – lightweight, breathable, antimicrobial fabric.
- Detachable elastic straps provide compression in any direction as required
- Non-slip lining to prevent slipping of the belt
- SIJ / Pubis Symphysis and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy
- LBP in Pregnancy
- Still suitable for Postnatal complaints related to SIJ and Pubic Symphysis Hypermobility
Use a measuring tape to measure around your hips at the level of your pubic bone, then match that
measurement up with our size chart below
How to wear your belt
Place the belt behind your lower back / top of your pelvis and wrap firmly around under your bump. Attach the elastic strap in the middle of the belt at the back and pull each side forward firmly and attach at the front. You may also wish to try placing the elastic at the front of the belt and pulling it backwards to attach behind. You can then decide which way gives you the best relief of your symptoms.
For additional tips on managing you back and pelvic pain visit www.leto.co.nz