Optimum Pre and Post Natal Care
Many women find osteopathic treatment very helpful throughout their pregnancy for pain reduction and preparation for labour. A post-natal osteopathic check-up can help you to recover from the strains of birth. It can also help to prevent long term problems of the neck, back and pelvis.
Many pregnant women find osteopathy treatment very helpful throughout their pregnancy for pain reduction and preparation for labour. As well as helping to reduce back, hip or leg pain, osteopathy can also assist your body in preparation for labour and delivery.
Even before pregnancy, your osteopath can evaluate your body, paying particular attention to your spine and pelvis, to ensure that there are no pre-existing or underlying restrictions, which may cause problems further into your pregnancy. We would recommend you have a pre-conception osteopathic check up to help make sure your body is ready to cope with the changes of pregnancy and help it to adapt as smoothly as possible.
Southside Clinic has pregnancy pillows to place on the treatment table which will allow you to lie on your stomach during the treatment. You will find this very comfortable and your osteopath will then be able to position you more effectively to help ease your aches and pains.
Not only do we offer pre and post natal osteopathic care, Osteopaths can also help women who are having difficulty with conception as well as period pain. We can also often help with stomach pain or bloating after eating. If the pelvic area and sacroiliac joints are not functioning well and if they are not structurally correct, then these type of problems can occur. An Osteopath will assess and treat you using a range of different techniques to improve your pelvic alignment, which then allows the body to function better. Visceral Osteopathy is a wonderful treatment technique that is often utilised in these instances.
Our Xtend Barre classes are a wonderful form of exercise for during and after pregnancy, as we can modify and alter all exercises to suit pre and post natal clients. We have had many clients come to an Xtend Barre class right up to their due date, and they are back doing class again the following week after labour! Now that is dedication!