Pregnancy

Treatment during pregnancy can be useful in allowing the body to adapt with the rapid changes of a woman's body during the growth of the baby. Our Osteopaths will treat using soft tissue massage, joint movement and mobilisation, dry needling and manipulations where necessary, as well as specific gentler pregnancy related techniques, all in the comfort of lying on our Belly Pillows.

As well as this, our Osteopaths are trained in providing pre and post pregnancy exercises, including pelvic floor exercises, to complement the treatment.

The pregnancy related symptoms we may be able to assist with are:

  • pelvic instability

  • pubic pain

  • lower back pain

  • upper thoracic and cervical pain, including cervicogenic headaches

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • swelling in the lower limbs and feet

  • reflux and indigestion

  • pelvic floor weakness or overactivity

  • incontinence

 

Is it ok to have osteopathic treatment during pregnancy?

Absolutely! The osteopathic techniques used to treat a symptoms associated with pregnancy are carefully selected to ensure that the mother-to-be is comfortable at all times.

Should I have an osteopathic treatment following the birth of my newborn?

Many new mothers receive osteopathic treatment following the birth of their newborn in order to correct the body's musculoskeletal imbalances that may be present, particularly to the pelvis, lower back and mid back region. Please ask your Osteopath when it would be appropriate to commence your osteopathic treatment following the delivery of your newborn.

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