I have a special interest in the treatment of pregnancy related pain, and fully believe that there is no reason why you should simply suffer in silence, or accept that pain, aches and stiffness are a normal part of pregnancy.
During pregnancy your body undergoes a great amount of change and development to accommodate your growing baby. The postural changes and increase in weight are obvious, but other changes may be more subtle like the effects of hormonal softening of ligaments and the position of the growing baby.
Lower back pain
Pelvic girdle pain
Shortness of breath
Neck, shoulder and upper back pain
So, Where Does Osteopathy Fit In During Pregnancy?
The philosophy of osteopathy is that structure and function are interrelated and interdependent. Osteopathic treatment aims to normalise the structure so that it functions as efficiently as possible. Treatments during pregnancy are no different.
We aim to assist the natural process of pregnancy and birth by aiding the body to adapt and align as the pregnancy progresses. Osteopathic treatment achieves this by using safe and efficient techniques, while making sure the mother is comfortable at all times.
Can Osteopathy Help Postnatally?
New mums can experience a wide range of issues postnatally, often depending on the type of labour experienced. Osteopathic care can help to restore the balance and mobility of the pelvis, which can be disrupted during pregnancy and labour. This can help to reduce the pain felt as a new mum.
Osteopathic treatment can also address aches and pains felt during, or caused by, breastfeeding, lifting car seats, carrying your baby and bending over a cot etc.
I am committed to helping new mums feel relief from pain and able to relax and enjoy this amazing time.
I’m always happy to have a informal chat about the problem and what you are feeling, so why not call to see how osteopathy could help you?
I’m available Monday – Friday on 01992 304913 and will always call back if you leave a message.