Pregnancy and post-natal osteopathy
Osteopathy can help pregnant and post-natal women. Pregnancy brings about many changes in a mother’s body to accommodate a foetus. These include softening of the ligaments, postural changes and an overall increase in weight. These changes undoubtedly put extra pressure on many areas of the body, especially on the pelvis and spine, causing associated aches and pain in many joints, particularly the lower back and pelvis.
With the same theory used throughout osteopathic treatment, an osteopath will assess these changes in a mother’s body, and tailor their techniques to try and release the stresses and strains that are observed. The treatment provided therefore aims to help the mother prepare for, and adapt to the postural changes that occur during pregnancy.
Similar can be said about the postural changes that then occur after birth, in order to get the body back to its original form. The body not needing to accommodate the baby in the womb anymore, but rather in a mother’s arms!
If you are uncertain whether osteopathy can help with your particular complaint related to pregnancy, birth or motherhood, just give us on 01293 784200 or send us an email for some friendly advice.
“Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance where possible, without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms occurring.”
(General Osteopathic Council – GOSC)