OSTEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR PREGNANCY
During pregnancy, your body undergoes significant changes in a short timeframe. If your body adapts well there is likely to be little pain, discomfort or stress. However, if your body has trouble with the adaptation there can be range of issues that your Osteopath may help with.
Some common problems that may occur:
- Back pain
- Breathing problems
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Pubic symphysis joint pain
- Musculoskeletal alterations from hormonal changes
Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners. We are trained to recognise causes of pain or complications which may require referral. We may also refer you for further diagnostic assessment or communicate with your healthcare specialist or GP.
What will treatment involve?
Step Into Health Care have specialised pregnancy pillows allowing you to lie prone (face down on the treatment table) up to 40 weeks.
During an appointment, a case history is taken, followed by an Osteopathic examination to help identify the areas of stress or strain on your body.
Treatment may help alleviate these symptoms and a range of gentle techniques are used. Particular attention is focused on the pelvis in regard to symmetry, strain or previous injury. Treatment may help your symptoms, prepare your body for labour or help reduce post labour strains.
Treatment also focuses on any appropriate exercises, advice on postural and pain relief to help implement an overall management plan throughout all stages of pregnancy and post-natal recovery.