Optimum Pre and Post Natal Care
For Women’s Health, people may like to visit a practitioner for:
- Pregnancy related aches and pains
- Pre and post natal care
- Pelvic floor issues
- Lower back pain
The team at Southside Clinic will assess your individual case and work with you to develop the most appropriate action plan going forward. This may include hands on treatment, referral to the GP or other health professional, referral for imaging such as an MRI or X-ray, individual exercise prescription and general nutritional advice.
Benefits of treatment may include;
- Addressing the underlying cause of discomfort
- An improvement in range of motion
- Decrease in muscle tension
- Assistance with ligament stability
- Improvement in blood supply to the affected area
- Reduction in swelling
- Increase in energy
- Steady return to normal daily activities
Research and Evidence:
- Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Women With Postpartum Low Back Pain and Disability: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial
- Osteopathic manipulative treatment of back pain and related symptoms during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.
Licciardone JC, Buchanan S, Hensel KL, King HH, Fulda KG, Stoll ST
Published in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2010 Jan;202(1):43.e1-8.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment slows or halts the deterioration of back-specific functioning during the third trimester of pregnancy.
- Prevalence and characteristics of women who consult with osteopathic practitioners during pregnancy; a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH)
Jane Frawley, Tobias Sundberg, Amie Steel, David Sibbritt, Alex Broom, Jon Adams.
Published in Bodywork and Movement Therapies (available via Science Direct subscription)
Women are visiting osteopaths for help with common pregnancy health complaints, highlighting the need for research to evaluate the safety, clinical and cost effectiveness of osteopathy in pregnancy.
Pennick V, Liddle SD.
Published in Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 1;8:CD001139. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001139.pub3.
Physiotherapy, OMT, acupuncture, a multi-modal intervention, or the addition of a rigid pelvic belt to exercise seemed to relieve pelvic or back pain more than usual care alone.
Florian Schwerlaa, Petra Wirthwein, Michaela Rütz, Karl-Ludwig Resch
Published in International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
A series of osteopathic treatments might be beneficial for women suffering from primary dysmenorrhoea.