- Pregnancy related Back Pain.
- Pregnancy related Sciatica / trapped nerves.
- Pregnancy related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction (SPD/PSD) pain.
- Preparation for Natural Childbirth
Preparing Your Body For Childbirth
During pregnancy numerous mechanical changes need to occur. The pelvis, low-back and spinal muscles need to work together and in harmony. Blockages can lead to back pain, pelvic pain or difficulty birthing. Osteopathic expertise can help prepare for optimal pregnancy and optimal childbirth.
• Back Pain
• Pelvic Pain
• Groin Pain
• Buttock Pain
• Trapped Nerve
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Neck Pain
• Arm Pain
- Improvement from your first visit (usually)
- Take home exercises and instructions
- Phone & email support
- Choice of male / female osteopath
- Early / late / saturday appointments
- Xrays and scans available
- AxaPPP / BUPA etc, registered specialists
More Space for Baby
Treatments work to increase the suppleness of the spinal muscles and pelvis. This helps to increase the space for the developing fetus and prepares the pelvic mechanism for natural birthing. Osteopathic treatment takes advantage of the natural hormonal changes to produce a ‘freeing effect’ to allow this to happen. Treatments are usually very relaxing.
How Does Osteopathic Treatment Work
During each trimester the pelvic girdle has to move in certain directions. The low-back should move with it. Lengthy amounts of sitting puts pressure on your posture, spine and pelvis, including the pelvic floor. Long working hours exacerbate this. This can lead to restrictions which cause muscle pain, back pain, pelvic pain, SPD, sciatica, meralgia paraesthetica (burning and tingling in leg), headaches, neck pain, and trapped nerves for example.
Our unique treatments incorporate the use of an advanced clinical treatment plinth which gently decompresses the low back area. We do not use the regular up/down couches. This gently but definitely releases tightened muscles and joints, naturally. By monitoring and maintaining mother’s mechanical health, we can also help offset pelvic floor problems (which can arise from prolonged sitting or prolonged weight-bearing). Together these aid back pain recovery and natural childbirthing.