The body goes through mechanical changes as the baby grows and takes time to return to a new normal post birth.
- Consider if your body is moving well prior to becoming pregnant
- Discuss your health and exercise and make alterations
- Often persisting ailments such as back and/or pelvic pain can be improved earlier in the pregnancy or to prepare for pregnancy
During your pregnancy Osteopaths may be able to assist with:
- Calf muscle spasm
- Symptoms of carpal tunnel symptoms eg wrist pain
- Ankle sprains
- Chest, muscle soreness (pectoral muscles)
- Low back pain
- May reduce fluid retention
- Pelvic instability – prevention and rehabilitation strategies
- Care with constipation & bladder frequency, heartburn & breathlessness
- Advice for appropriate exercise
The mechanical process of birth often can be difficult for mother and baby.
Common complaints Osteopaths work with include:
- Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Fluid retention
- Breast tissue soreness
- Positional and postural feeding assistance
- Encouraging appropriate exercise and strength after birth
The journey to parenthood is often a new and challenging experience.
Our osteopaths are trained and skilled in working with the physical and mechanical stresses you may experience. We enjoy working with families in our local community to feel better, and practice a healthy, active lifestyle.