Osteopathy has shown to be a very safe and effective form of pain relief during pregnancy. A pregnant woman will experience many physical, hormonal and emotional changes during and after pregnancy. Her body weight will increase and the ligaments will loosen, affecting her centre of gravity and subsequently her posture. This will have a direct impact on her muscles and joints and the rest of the body, such as the digestive system, diaphragm and internal organs. These changes may cause discomfort, dysfunction and pain to the expectant mother.
Osteopathy provides a safe and effective form of pain relief during pregnancy, easing a mother’s journey through this important period of her life. Advice from your osteopath can help you to change your posture and learn to use your body correctly through pregnancy.
Osteopaths specialising in pregnancy are highly skilled practitioners, whose primary concern is the safety of the mother and her baby. They are well trained in subtle techniques that are beneficial during and after the pregnancy. A mixture of structural and cranial osteopathy may be used in treatment. Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. It can help to reduce back pain in pregnancy. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach.
Sally has spent 2 years completing a Diploma in Women’s Health, studying with leaders in this field from both the UK, Canada and USA.
Osteopathy can help with the following pain relief during pregnancy:
- Treatment for Symphysis Pubis Disorder
- Easing pain caused by postural imbalances
- Reducing pain in pregnancy originating from neck and shoulder tension
- Easing headaches
- Treatment for Coccydynia (Painful Coccyx)
- Reducing back and pelvic pain
- Treatment for sciatica
After giving birth an osteopathic checkup is recommended for both the mother and baby. An osteopathic treatment can be useful for conditions such as:
- Reducing post partum pain
- Easing positional upper back discomfort/pain from nursing
- Relief from painful coccyx
- Reducing pain in lower back pain
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