Osteopathic treatment through pregnancy is a gentle and safe way of helping your body adapt to the changes which are taking place.
The safety of both mother and baby is the osteopath’s first concern. After a thorough assessment, osteopathic treatment may help to relieve the aches and pains caused by the growth in the size of the baby and the accommodation of the mother to this. Obviously, I am extremely careful, especially during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and if I have any concerns over the health of either mother or baby then I will refer you straight to your doctor or midwife.
Osteopathy helps to ease other side effects of pregnancy such as heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and pain in the buttock, groin or leg (commonly called sciatica). Some patients reported reduced morning sickness after osteopathic treatment.
Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy is not new. For many years, osteopaths have used their skills to help expectant mothers, employing a variety of gentle techniques to ease supporting muscles and ligaments.
Every pregnancy is ‘special’. Osteopaths focus on the mother as a person.
I have a lot of experience working with pregnant mothers and the problems they face in an office environment. I can advise on the best equipment to use, and how best to use it. I am happy to visit you at your desk to help in this regard.
- Low back and leg pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Discomfort around the thorax, and indigestion
- Wrist pain
- Carpel tunnel
- Feeling tired and down
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction
- Coccyx pain
Osteopathy & Post-Natal
Osteopathy for babies and children is a very gentle and relaxing technique which helps relieve trauma or release tension and stresses in your baby’s body and head that might have been caused during pregnancy and birth.
These are the problems that osteopathy can help your child with:
Baby General Health Osteopathy
Agitation & Sleeping disorder
Baby Orthopaedics Osteopathy
Torticollis, plagiocephaly, flat head
Varus foot, intoeing, pigeon toes
Abnormal rotation of the hip
Stiffness, hyperextension of the back
Difficulty with sitting position, rolling over, crawling
Baby Digestive System Osteopathy
Reflux, regurgitation, colic, constipation, diarrhoea
Ineffective sucking or painful breastfeeding
Baby ENT / Respiratory Osteopathy
Infections angina, nasopharyngitis, otitis,
Wheezing, bronchitis or bronchiolitis