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 can help women adjust to these changes throughout their pregnancy and after the birth minimizing complications and achieving greater comfort and ease.
Osteopathy can assist in keeping your 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 makes Osteopathy very effective 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 maximizing your body’s ability to adjust and cope with the demands of pregnancy and reduce your pain and discomfort.
COMMON COMPLAINTS OF PREGNANCY THAT OSTEOPATHY CAN HELP WITH:
- 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