What are the most common complaints associated with pregnancy?
- Lower back pain
- Sciatica (leg pain)
- Neck, shoulder,
- Middle back pain
Where does Osteopathy fit in the picture?
The philosophy of Osteopathy teaches that the body structure and its function are closely related and interdependent. This distinctive way of thinking applies to treatment of almost any injury, condition or change in state of health. Pregnancy is no exception. To accommodate for the growing foetus, the body undergoes tremendous change. Some are visually obvious; others are more subtle, as the release of hormones affect the anatomy, physiology and biology of the body’s systems.
The goal of Osteopathic treatment is to assist the body’s natural process. This is achieved by improving the body’s ability to adjust and compensate for the changes as efficiently as possible. This occurs in support of mother and baby with a minimum of pain and discomfort.
Is it safe to have Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy?
Osteopathy is safe and gentle for both the mother and the baby. The techniques used during pregnancy are carefully selected to minimise any risk. These techniques are gentle and the comfort of the mother is always assured.