Pregnancy affects the body in numerous ways and causes many changes especially to the patterns of weight bearing and the structures around the pelvis.
Osteopaths may assist women adjust to these changes throughout their pregnancy and after the birth, achieving greater comfort and ease.
Osteopathy may assist in keeping you mobile throughout your pregnancy and help reduce any pelvic, back, shoulder and neck pain which can be common during pregnancy.
The philosophy of Osteopathy states that structure and function are inter-related. This distinctive method of treating may allow Osteopathy to assist during pregnancy. To accommodate your growing baby, your body will undergo enormous changes that affect your centre of gravy and ligament tone. The goal of Osteopathic treatment is to assist this natural process, thus maximising your body’s ability to adjust and cope with the demands of pregnancy and reduce your pain and discomfort.
COMMON COMPLAINTS OF PREGNANCY:
- Lower back pain
- Pelvic girdle instability
- Sacro-iliac Joint pain
- Pubic symphysis pain
- Hip, knee and foot pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Neck and shoulder tightness
- Pelvic floor weakness and incontinence
- Poor abdominal tone